Health News

High Alert For Moldy Midwest
During allergy and asthma season, high mold counts indicate big problems for allergy and asthma sufferers. This summer, the midwest is nowhere to be for these patients.
Asthma's Moldy Evidence
Protecting an infant from diseases and illness is natural for most parents. Could shielding them from asthma be as easy as committing themselves to a cleaner, less moldy environment?
Fair Air Cleaners
The number one major factor for indoor pollution is indoor smoking. Children with asthma have their symptoms stirred up when there is a smoker in the home.
Cost of Asthma Medications Doubled
The numbers of children being treated for asthma are going up - and so is the cost of their medication. Annual asthma drug expenses have more than doubled over a 10-year period.
Back to School with Asthma requires Planning
It's back-to-school time, when kids and their parents shop for new clothes, check off the school supply list, and get ready for the new year.
COPD's Matrix
"You can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave." That is the scenario for smokers who develop COPD.
Label Warnings Updated for Chantix
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials have approved an updated drug label for smoking cessation medication varenicline (Chantix) with stronger warnings.
Pollution TRAP and Asthma
If you've ever fueled up at a truck stop, there's no doubt you've inhaled exhaust from diesel-fueled vehicles. Clearly, this is something to avoid, if at all possible.
Lungs Live Longer Without Heartburn
Sometimes, treating one disease can help patients deal with another. This seems to be the case for patients with a certain lung disease who are also being treated for acid reflux disease.
CF Tool No Better For Tiny Tots
Infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) are fragile and require a very high standard of care. Early detection of lung infections is critical to these delicate patients.