Health News

Most Polluted Cities in the US
The American Lung Association released a list of the most polluted cities in the US.
How Obesity Affects Health
Besides tobacco use, obesity is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States.
Healthy Holiday Tips
With most of the country already in the heart of winter, here are some tips for staying healthy this holiday season and into the new year.
Antibiotic Use in Infancy Could Increase Risk of Asthma
The number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. Different medical exposures during infancy may have something to do with the rising number.
10 Athletes with Asthma
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that narrows the airways and makes it harder to breath. Here are ten athletes with asthma.
Rx Lowered Steroid Dose in Asthma Patients
Oral corticosteroids are a common treatment for asthma, but they often come with unwanted side effects. One recent study showed that another medication may help patients lower their corticosteroid dose over time.
At-Risk Asthma Patients and the Flu Vaccine
While going without flu vaccination can mean risking an unpleasant few days of sickness for most, it can mean risking major illness and hospital time for those with certain conditions.
Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations Can Be Prevented
Asthma hospitalizations can often be prevented with regular, continuous condition management. However, it's not always easy for kids to manage their asthma.
Age of Asthma Onset May Affect Future Symptoms
Millions of Americans are affected by asthma. New information on how the age of onset can affect future symptoms may help to improve treatment.
Environmental Concerns Lead to Inhaler Change
When health officials announce the phase out of a treatment option, it is often due to concerns about patients' health and safety. However, in the case of some soon to be phased-out inhalers, the concern is less about the health of patients and more about the health of the environment.