Respiratory

Why Your Asthma Treatment May Not Be Working

Why Your Asthma Treatment May Not Be Working

John V. Fahy, MD | April 10, 2014

If you have asthma and feel that your steroid medication just doesn’t help you much, there’s a bit of good…

Garlic Steam Treatment for Bronchitis
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Garlic Steam Treatment for Bronchitis

January 17, 2014

If you have been diagnosed with bronchitis—the kind that lasts a week or two and generally is caused by a…

Herbal Paste Applied in Summer Eases Breathing in Winter
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Herbal Paste Applied in Summer Eases Breathing in Winter

Yongjun Bian, MD | June 7, 2013

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an incurable condition characterized by chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema, winter often brings…

Stop That Nagging Cough
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Stop That Nagging Cough

March 6, 2013

A cough is nature’s way of helping us loosen and get rid of mucus that’s congesting our system, but you…

Best Exercise for COPD Patients

Best Exercise for COPD Patients

Renae McNamara, BAppSc | December 19, 2012

My friend’s dad suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as back pain, so it’s hard for him…

Whooping Cough: The Return of an Epidemic?
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Whooping Cough: The Return of an Epidemic?

Sarah Meyer, MD | October 25, 2012

You might have thought that whooping cough (aka “pertussis”) went the way of polio and was virtually eliminated, at least…

Surgical Cure for Asthma

Surgical Cure for Asthma

Sumita B. Khatri, MD, MS | October 8, 2012

Bronchial Thermoplasty Reduces Attacks by 30% A new surgical procedure may be life-changing — even potentially life-saving — for people with chronic…

Flu Risks if You Have Allergies

Flu Risks if You Have Allergies

Michelle Gill, MD, PhD | October 3, 2012

The 10 million-plus Americans who have allergic asthma -- where allergy symptoms that result in asthma are triggered not only…

Buteyko Breathing Technique Improves Asthma

Buteyko Breathing Technique Improves Asthma

Carol Baglia, RRT, CBP | September 6, 2012

Imported from Overseas, Breathing Technique Offers Natural Relief and Reduces Medication Use Breathing should be the most ordinary of physical…

Drug-Free Relief for COPD

Drug-Free Relief for COPD

Len Horovitz, MD | September 5, 2012

Breathe in. Breathe out. Get out of bed. Take a walk around the block. These three things may seem oh-so-simple…

Your Nagging Cough Could Be the Sign of a Serious Illness
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Your Nagging Cough Could Be the Sign of a Serious Illness

Peter V. Dicpinigaitis, MD | August 31, 2012

Coughing is so prevalent -- especially during the winter months -- that most people dismiss it as a minor ailment…

Breathe Easier with Acupuncture

Breathe Easier with Acupuncture

Masao Suzuki, LAc, PhD | August 31, 2012

Imagine being so short of breath that you can barely walk half a block without coughing, wheezing, getting tight in…

The Thunderstorm-Asthma Connection

The Thunderstorm-Asthma Connection

Andrew Grundstein, PhD | August 21, 2012

Study Identifies Link Between Asthma Attacks & Thunderstorms It’s not true, it turns out, that thunderstorms clear the air. Quite…

Best Natural Ways to Calm a Cough
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Best Natural Ways to Calm a Cough

Jamison Starbuck, ND | August 10, 2012

Many Americans are quick to try over-the-counter cough syrups, but most coughs will get better without any treatment. In most…

How Not to Get Pneumonia

How Not to Get Pneumonia

Neil Schachter, MD | August 10, 2012

Proven ways to avoid this sometimes deadly illness Most people tend to worry about pneumonia during the winter months, but…