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.
A Spicy Dare Not Worth Taking
Truth or dare is an age-old game that will never wear out in childhood and adolescence. Often, the game involves harmless fun. But some dares should never be taken.
FDA Approves First Botulism Antitoxin
The US Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved Botulism Antitoxin Heptavalent (A, B, C, D, E, F, G)-(Equine) to treat patients showing signs of botulism following documented or suspected exposure to botulinum neurotoxin.
Stay A While, Or Not
Most people want to be in and out of the hospital as quickly as possible and not have to come back. This also holds true for veterans.
Pediatricians Warn of Pesticide Exposure
Residues from pesticides are all around us: in the air, in our food, in dust, in soil. Whether used in farming or in homes, these chemicals can affect children exposed to them.
Multiple Diseases, Multiple Problems
In the age of multitasking, “one thing at a time” is as outdated as a polyester leisure suit. The same is true for doctors treating just one disease as it can lead to confusion and inferior care.
Inhaler Discontinued to Save the Planet
As part of an international agreement to discontinue the use of chlorofluorocarbons that damage the environment, a leading over-the-counter asthma inhaler will not be available next year.
Stay-at-Homes Stay Safe
Asthma, accidents and other health problems are more likely to plague children of working mothers, according to new research from North Carolina State University.
Better News for Patient on Ventilation
New clinical guidelines for use of noninvasive ventilation in critical care settings are published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.