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  • Combination therapy for COPD associated with better outcomes

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with asthma, newly prescribed long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) and inhaled corticosteroid combination...
  • Long-term effects of childhood asthma influenced by socioeconomic status

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Asthma is associated with attention and behavioral issues in children, yet little existing research examines how socioeconomic status may influence the ultimate effects of these difficulties. Now, a researcher has found that the overall outcomes for children with asthma are influenced by socioeconomic inequalities.
  • electroCore to present success of its non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy for cluster headache at EHMTIC

    Asthma News
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    electroCore to present full data on their PREVA study at EHMTIC's European headache meeting on 18-21 September 2014 BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY, US, September 17, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- This weekend, at the international headache meeting in …
  • Can I run on a treadmill if I have COPD and use oxygen?

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Your question:  Can I walk on a treadmill if I have COPD and use oxygen?  I want to lose weight and strengthen my heart and lungs. My answer:  The goal for any person with COPD is to stay as physically active as possible. I think that walking on a treadmill, even if you have oxygen, would be a great place to start. Just make sure you are careful, and know your limitations. On a side note here, it's always a good idea to talk to your physician before starting any workout program especailly if you have a disease like COPD. It's also a good idea to make sure you are not alone in…
  • Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

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    12 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation. Since mid-August 2014, around 82 people have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be infected with the dangerous Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in six different states. Recent reports have shown most cases popping up in Missouri and Illinois, but Southern states like Alabama have gotten their first cases along with more western cities like Denver. With a new outbreak of disease spreading, it’s important to become familiar with what could plague much of…
 
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  • Long-term effects of childhood asthma influenced by socioeconomic status

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Asthma is associated with attention and behavioral issues in children, yet little existing research examines how socioeconomic status may influence the ultimate effects of these difficulties. Now, a researcher has found that the overall outcomes for children with asthma are influenced by socioeconomic inequalities.
  • Study sheds light on asthma, respiratory viruses

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    In a new study that compared people with and without asthma, researchers found no difference in the key immune response to viruses in the lungs and breathing passages. The work suggests that a fundamental antiviral defense mechanism is intact in asthma. This means that another aspect of the immune system must explain the difficulty people with asthma have when they encounter respiratory viruses.
  • Researchers improve severe asthma care through new, antibody-based treatment

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Patients with severe asthma often require high doses of steroid-based treatments that can significantly impair their quality of life. A new drug is the only therapy that has been proven to be effective in well-established clinical trials to help reduce doses of steroid-based treatments such as prednisone for those with severe asthma.
  • Too many kids with asthma, food allergies lack school emergency plans

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs and handle medical emergencies related to often life-threatening medical conditions, reports a new study.
  • To admit or not to admit: Huge variation in hospitalizations from emergency room suggests opportunity to save billions

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Doctors at one hospital may be as much as six times as likely to admit an emergency patient with a common non-life-threatening diagnosis to the hospital, compared with doctors at another hospital treating an identical patient. The variation may cost an extra $5 billion dollars a year.
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  • electroCore to present success of its non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy for cluster headache at EHMTIC

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    electroCore to present full data on their PREVA study at EHMTIC's European headache meeting on 18-21 September 2014 BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY, US, September 17, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- This weekend, at the international headache meeting in …
  • Chemicals in make-up and perfumes fuelling rise in children with asthma 

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    … Around 5.4million Britons have asthma, including 1.1million children  By … surge in the incidence of asthma in children, researchers warned yesterday … sensitive, making them susceptible to asthma in their childhood years. The … . Around 5.4million Britons have asthma, including 1.1million children, and …
  • Could Air Fresheners During Pregnancy Boost Childhood Asthma Risk?

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:37 pm
    … during pregnancy and future childhood asthma reveals a strong link between … to have children who developed asthma. The researchers discovered this by … for the findings like maternal asthma and smoking status. The phthalate … them were associated with elevated asthma risk.   Limiting exposure to worrisome …
  • Asthma risk from exposure to chemicals in the womb

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:29 pm
    … show an association between childhood asthma and pre-natal exposure to two … asthma. Another 60 children had a history of wheeze and other asthma-like symptoms without a diagnosis of asthma. In this … Research and Policy at Asthma UK, said: “Asthma is a complex condition …
  • Some household plastics could increase risk of childhood asthma, study finds

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:28 pm
    … women whose children eventually developed asthma. Whyatt is quick to point … asthma through childhood and into adolescence,” Whyat explained. “Those who have asthma … correlation between phthalate exposure and asthma into adolescence.” Phthalates: the new …
 
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  • Can I run on a treadmill if I have COPD and use oxygen?

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Your question:  Can I walk on a treadmill if I have COPD and use oxygen?  I want to lose weight and strengthen my heart and lungs. My answer:  The goal for any person with COPD is to stay as physically active as possible. I think that walking on a treadmill, even if you have oxygen, would be a great place to start. Just make sure you are careful, and know your limitations. On a side note here, it's always a good idea to talk to your physician before starting any workout program especailly if you have a disease like COPD. It's also a good idea to make sure you are not alone in…
  • What is PEP?

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Studies have shown that Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) by using an acapella, along with medicated aerosols, may help patients with asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis clear secretions from their airway. Inhaled medicines have the following effect:Promote hydrationReduce secretion viscosityOptimize mucociliary clearance PEP therapy has the following effect:Improve collateral ventilation to allow better distribution of gas beyond occluded airwaysPEP works by creating a positive pressure to splint open and stabilize airways, preventing bronchial collapse. So when a treatment is given in…
  • 10,000 B.C.: Asthma caused by too much phlegm?

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Asthma-like symptoms were described in ancient societies in Egypt, China, Korea, India, Greece and Rome, and while various terms were used to describe respiratory ailments, most societies believed in one way or another that disease was caused by an imbalance of bodily humors.The humors are the bodily fluids. Primitive people must have noticed puss on open sores, and colored phlegm in those sick with breathing trouble.  They must have noticed the diarrhea and vomiting of people with stomach discomfort, pain, nausea and malaise.So early on they must have associated the humors with being…
  • 10,000 B.C.: The first Materia Medica

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    The year 30,000 B.C. is often considered as the dawn of medicine.  By then, men and women learned to socialize, and to love and care for their fellow human beings.  A pharmacopoeia had developed, and it, along with myths and food recipes, was shared by means of easy to remember lyrics. Most clans had at least one person, an elderly woman perhaps, who remembered the recipes, and utilized them when needed.When a young boy becomes short of breath, his body stiff as he struggles to inhale, perhaps due to asthma, his mother recognizes his agony and she emphasizes with him.  She…
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation benefits COPD patients

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Pulmonary rehabilitation is now top-line recommendation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with symptoms that result in changes from a normal routine, or decrease in daily life activities. It generally involves three elements:Exercise trainingEducationPsychological supportEvidence suggests that patients with mild COPD, or FEV1 of 80 percent or less, already show evidence of decreased activity level, which results in muscles loss that makes it increasingly difficult for these patients to exert themselves. Lacasse et al showed that pulmonary…
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  • Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

    cbskapost
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation. Since mid-August 2014, around 82 people have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be infected with the dangerous Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in six different states. Recent reports have shown most cases popping up in Missouri and Illinois, but Southern states like Alabama have gotten their first cases along with more western cities like Denver. With a new outbreak of disease spreading, it’s important to become familiar with what could plague much of…
  • Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

    cbskapost
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation. Since mid-August 2014, around 82 people have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be infected with the dangerous Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in six different states. Recent reports have shown most cases popping up in Missouri and Illinois, but Southern states like Alabama have gotten their first cases along with more western cities like Denver. With a new outbreak of disease spreading, it’s important to become familiar with what could plague much of the…
  • NEW Rx Price Check -- Phoenix Allergy and Asthma APP is FREE from Sonoran Allergy and Asthma Center treating in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree, AZ. Call 480-563-9810.

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    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Our awesome new FREE phone, tablet and computer app is here now – just introduced! It works on any mobile device, tablet, laptop and even your desktop computer at work! NEW —- Check out the new really cool FREE feature. Find all the prices of your medicine in your neighborhood area pharmacies. (Your cell phone data rates may apply) Download our FREE APP NOW – it will be automatically updated each time you open it! Sonoran Allergy and Asthma Center is ‘AllergyDoctorAZ’ everywhere online!
  • School health & wellness news roundup: Week of Sept. 8, 2014

    City Connects
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    From this week’s news: Report Identifies States With Highest Rates of Obesity Among High Schoo
  • Hear from Mom of peanut allergy victim. Featured by Allergy Associates and Asthma, Ltd. Treating Phoenix patients in Chandler, Mesa and Tempe, AZ. Call 480-838-4296.

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    12 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Previously posted on KCRA-TV website. Louis and Joanne Giorgi sat together in the backyard of their Carmichael home Wednesday morning. They held each others hands and clutched tissues as they spoke publicly for the first time since their 13-year old daughter died from an allergic reaction to a dessert treat they had no idea contained peanuts. “To have lost her is devastating,” Joanne Giorgi told KCRA 3’s Mike TeSelle. Natalie Giorgi’s parents are speaking publicly in hopes of using their daughter’s death as a push for change, and a vehicle for educating the…
 
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  • Avoiding Cat Allergy – A Comprehensive Guide

    admin2
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Like dogs, cats can be good pets but with cats you always have the risk of getting allergies. This is mainly due to the hairiness of the felines. But allergies does not mean that you have to stop cuddling your pet or stay away from other family members. Just a little bit of precaution can help you to avoid these allergies and stop from the next outbreak. Tips to Avoid Cat Allergies You need to be near your cat to realize whether you are allergy prone. There is no sense in going for medication to stop these allergies if you are immune to them. Once you realize that you are feline allergic,…
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Nut Allergy

    admin2
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Nut allergy is a type of allergy or hypersensitivity against dietary substances from tree nuts resulting in severe symptomatic outbursts. It is caused by over-stimulated immune system and is a lifelong disease. People suffering from nut allergies are not allergic to only one kind of nut; however, they may be allergic to certain kinds, and not to the rest. The treatment procedures include determination of the allergens and exclusion of any food that may contain nuts. The nut allergens may trigger potentially fatal, allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis which can be curbed immediately by…
  • Tips to Deal with Asthma Attacks without Inhalers

    admin2
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Asthma is a chronic ailment of the airways caused by the inflammation of the bronchial tubes of the lungs which get clogged by mucus. The symptoms accompanying the disease include wheezing, coughing, chest-tightening and shortness of breath. An asthma attack can be triggered anywhere, primarily due to allergens, such as cigarette smoke, dust, pollen, fur or environmental pollution or even emotional outbursts. So, you must never leave your medications even if you feel the conditions are getting better. However, if you get caught up in unforeseen conditions where you are faced with an asthma…
  • Tips to Make your Home Asthma-Free Zone

    admin2
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Asthma is an allergic inflammation of the airways and is a chronic ailment characterized by airflow obstruction and bronchial spasm, both of which are reversible but recurring symptoms. The noticeable symptoms include coughing, wheezing, breathlessness, tightening of chest. Asthma may be caused by the conjunction of environmental as well genetic factors. The disease is diagnosed on the basis of the pattern of symptoms and spirometry. Several environmental factors such as allergens, irritants, air pollution and environmental chemicals play a significant role in triggering and development of…
  • Simple Tips for using Asthma Inhalers

    admin2
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    As an asthma patient you might know how painful and troublesome it is when you undergo continuous wheezing and coughing. The only thing that comes in handy at that hour of desperation when you feel claustrophobic is an asthma inhaler. The most commonly used one is the metered dose inhaler. Some of you may want to use it with a spacer as that helps a lot. But knowing the proper way to use the inhaler with or without the spacer is important. Otherwise you will not be able to feel relieved. How to use Asthma Inhalers Properly? When using a metered dose inhaler, check the expiry date of inhaler.
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  • Indoor mold poses health risk to asthma sufferers

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By critically reviewing the findings from 17 studies in eight different countries, the research has found that the presence of several types of mould can lead to breathing problems in asthma sufferers, as well as increasing the likelihood of developing th
  • Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.A qualitative study of 21 mothers in the Athens-Clarke County area determined that role models
  • Lead abatement a wise economic, public health investment

    8 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three years, according to a new report.
  • Newborns exposed to dirt, dander and germs may have lower allergy and asthma risk

    4 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Infants exposed to rodent and pet dander, roach allergens and a wide variety of household bacteria in the first year of life appear less likely to suffer from allergies, wheezing and asthma, according to results of a study conducted by scientists at the J
  • Lower asthma risk is associated with microbes in infants' homes

    4 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, according to a new study published online on June 6, 2014, in the Journal of Allergy and Cli
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  • ABCs of Asthma and Allergies in Children - ACAAI video

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    From ACAAI: ABCs of Asthma and Allergies in Children -- "What are the most common asthma and allergy symptoms in children? How is allergy testing in children done? Will your child always be at risk in school and every new environment? Get answers to these and many other allergy and asthma questions in this segment of "Why See an Allergist." Posted at Allergy Notes. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Children treated daily with ICS grow 0.5 cm less during the first year of treatment, no difference second year

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Two literature reviews by The Cochrane Collaboration evaluated the effect of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on growth in children with asthma. The first review included 25 trials with 8471 children (5128 ICS-treated and 3343 control) with mild to moderate persistent asthma. The second review included 17 group comparisons derived from 10 trials (3394 children with mild to moderate asthma). Trials used ICS (beclomethasone, budesonide, ciclesonide, fluticasone or mometasone) as monotherapy or as combination therapy. Regular use of ICS at low or medium daily doses was associated with a mean…
  • Role of macrolides in asthma: promise of efficacy, search for responsive phenotype continues

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Macrolides, such as clarithromycin and azithromycin, possess antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, and potential antiviral properties. They are a potential therapeutic option for asthma but the results from clinical trials have been contentious. The findings could be confounded by many factors, including the heterogeneity of asthma, treatment duration and dose. Recent evidence suggests effectiveness of macrolides in patients with uncontrolled severe neutrophilic asthma and in asthma exacerbations. At present, the use of macrolides in chronic asthma or acute exacerbations is not justified. Further…
  • Antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine use for chronic urticaria is based on only one published study

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    What is it?Hydroxychloroquine is an antiinflammatory drug and antimalarial agent. The relative safety of the low doses, and the low cost of hydroxychloroquine makes it a reasonable agent in the treatment of refractory chronic urticaria (CU). One of the disadvantages is the relatively slow onset of action. How the works?The mechanism of action includes suppression of T lymphocyte activation and antigen processing. Paucity of research dataApparently, there is only one published study in PubMed, from 10 years ago, which included only 18 patients with chronic urticaria…
  • Allergic rhinitis - top articles for August 2014

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for August 2014:Allergic airway disease in a tropical urban environment is driven by dominant mono sensitization: dust mite http://buff.ly/1iCXf14Rhinitis as a risk factor for depression in pre-adolescents: risk increased from 11 to 17.7% http://buff.ly/1gSq1GOIs There a Need to Repeat Skin Test in Childhood Allergic Diseases? Yes, 40% had different results 4 yrs later http://buff.ly/1mw3abwImpermeable dust mite covers were not helpful in primary and tertiary prevention of allergic disease (meta-analysis)…
 
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