Health News

Can a Little Bacteria Prevent Allergies?
The idea of adding a bit of bacteria to your or your child's body may sound creepy-crawly. But if it's bacteria that's good for you, that's exactly what probiotics are.
Could Your Asthma Affect Your Baby?
Many women deal with asthma when they are pregnant. But it may not be just the mother who is affected by the disease. A pregnant mother's asthma also may pose some risks to newborn children.
Kids, Asthma and Secondhand Smoke
When a person smokes, those immediately around that person are forced to "smoke" also. If people around the smoker have asthma, the smoke can make their condition worse.
Investigating Asthma During Pregnancy
Pregnant women should always let their doctor know about health issues they might have. Often, these issues will not change their healthcare plan. Other times, it may mean more careful monitoring.
Breathing Easier While Growing Up
Asthma is a fairly common respiratory condition for children. But just because someone has asthma as a kid does not necessarily mean they're stuck with the condition for life.
When Are X-Rays Too Much Care?
One of the first things doctors need to do to treat a child in the emergency room is determine what the problem is. Chest X-rays are one way to spot the problem for kids with lung conditions.
Kids Can Get Used to Allergies
Exposure to an allergen in small doses enables some adults to adapt and breathe well again. With the help of two different techniques, the same may work for kids.
Simulator Teaches Asthma Inhaler Use
Proper use of inhalers can prevent asthma attacks. But often, patients with asthma do not learn how to correctly use their inhalers, leading to inconsistent dosing.
Asthma Bad For a Good Night's Sleep
Breathing easier is important to making it through the day and to a good night’s rest. Periodically and involuntarily not breathing during sleep is unfortunately common among people with asthma.
The Challenges of Young Adult Asthma
With asthma, sometimes the simple act of breathing can be a real challenge. For young adults with asthma, the transition from living with parents to moving out on their own may present another challenge: maintaining access to asthma care.