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Asthma, Plus Age and Illness, in the Elderly
Aging and comorbidities make asthma management in the elderly much more difficult than in younger people. Get a quick look here at what to watch out for.
Can Asthma Be Managed in Smokers?
The CDC estimates that 21% of people with asthma smoke cigarettes. These patients tend to be resistant to common asthma treatment. What are the options?
Lung Disease Often Missed in Long-term Smokers
Undiagnosed lung disease in smokers, the impact of guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in children, and climate change and asthma attacks make headlines in the respiratory news.
Asthma and Obesity: Always Worse Together
In these half-dozen slides, we look at this dangerous combination and the particular challenges it poses to diagnosis and disease management.
A Pulmonary Function Test on Asthma and COPD
Obstructive, restrictive, or mixed airways disease? See what you know about asthma, COPD, and the test results used to diagnose each.
Asthma Pops Up After Step Down
Exacerbations in asthma are common long after patients receive step down medications, and other respiratory disease news.
Asthma May Reduce the Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer
One theory posited by the authors of a new study is that asthma patients may have an enhanced propensity for a CD4+ T-cell helper response.
Video: Using Inhalers and Puffers in Asthma
A clinical nurse consultant demonstrates best practices for inhalers and puffers, with an emphasis on pediatric asthma patients.
Asthma and the Metabolic Syndrome: A Look at the Links
Asthma and the metabolic syndrome may be more closely related than once believed. A short slide show summarizes key studies of known connections.
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