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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.
Breathe It All In: Respiratory Disease Roundup
Respiratory disease is the main reason why patients visit primary care practices. This brief summary highlights the latest in research and patient care.
A Dangerous—or Just Unsightly—Lesion?
This waxy eyebrow lesion appears to be stuck to the skin. Do you know what it is? See how well you do with the questions in this quiz.
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.
Make the Right Inhaler Choice for Pediatric Asthma Patients
Making a good match between a young patient and an inhaler device is a first step toward optimal asthma management. Find a brief review of how to make that match in this short slide show.
Pediatric Asthma Refresher for the Primary Care Clinician
In the United States asthma affects nearly 7 million children. Brush up on the core components of pediatric asthma care with this short slide show.
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