Swapping Out Asthma Attack Meds
When a child has an asthma attack requiring a visit to the hospital, it's common to prescribe them prednisone. But there may be a good alternative.
Tracking Tuberculosis in US Kids
Tuberculosis is not a common disease in the US, but it does occur, even among children. So, who are those children?
Kids with Asthma Commonly Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke can cause asthma to flare up, especially in children. Knowing a child's history of tobacco exposure may help pediatricians spot who is at risk for future asthma attacks.
Preemies May Be at Risk for Wheezing
Increasing numbers of children are surviving preterm births. But being born early can carry health risks even later in life, which may be the case with asthma and similar conditions.
Where There's Smoke and Asthma
The hazards of secondhand smoke to children are already clear in medical research, but such exposure is especially a problem for children with asthma or wheezing.
Antibiotic Use in Infancy Could Increase Risk of Asthma
The number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. Different medical exposures during infancy may have something to do with the rising number.
Putting New Bronchiolitis Guidelines to the Test
New guidelines for treating certain diseases are sometimes issued to save money and improve patients' care. But doctors may need an extra push to follow them.
Treating Children's Infections More Efficiently
Often, more care is not necessarily better care. For certain conditions, such as bronchiolitis in children, extra medications or other treatments may not help recovery.
Little Lungs May Struggle When Born a Little Early
It's already understood that babies born very early are at a higher risk for respiratory problems. Yet even being a week or two early might increase this risk slightly.
Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations Can Be Prevented
Asthma hospitalizations can often be prevented with regular, continuous condition management. However, it's not always easy for kids to manage their asthma.