AsthmaInfo Center

Athletes With Asthma
Asthma has the potential to be misdiagnosed. For competitive athletes, this error could potentially mean long-term damage to their health.
Hot, Humid, and Hard to Breathe
Summer is a humid time of year in many places around the United States. Humid weather not only makes you sweaty and sticky, but also can make it hard to breathe for some asthma patients.
A Healthy Way to Spend Time Online
It’s a hard task to manage your own health. But keeping up with your child’s medication schedules can be an extra challenge for many families, especially for ongoing conditions like asthma.
Fewer Kids' Meds Prescribed - Except for ADHD
Though the past decade has seen increases in prescription drugs used among adults, the use of doctor-prescribed medications among children has actually declined - with some exceptions.
Dirty Air and Fat Make Asthma Worse
Environmentalists are not the only ones that should be concerned about air pollution. Asthma patients and their doctors also should be worried, as dirty city air may make asthma worse.
Air Pollution and Asthma Don't Mix
Pregnant moms, listen up: Stay away from areas with high air pollution. It can hurt your growing baby, especially if your child develops asthma.
Asthma Meds Tied to Heart Arrhythmias
A type of inhaled asthma medication appears to slightly increase the risk that children or young adults will develop a potentially deadly heart arrhythmia.
Secondhand Smoke Does Hurts Kids
Kids may not appear to develop conditions from secondhand smoke when they’re being exposed to it in childhood. But, they can still experience respiratory problems later in life.
Air Pollution Linked to Heart Disease
Scientists hoped to examine how brief air pollution reductions would affect the heart. Using an interesting location -- the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- they found that even short-term drops in pollution exposure improve cardiovascular health.
Memphis is the Asthma Capitol of America
Memphis has asthma sufferers singing the blues. Memphis has been named as the asthma capitol of America while two more Tennessee cities cracked the top five.