Health News

Asthma Rx Approved for Home Use
An asthma medication that once could only be given at a doctor's office can now be given at home.
Is Asthma Holding You Back?
In the United States, an estimated 15.4 million people are treated for asthma each year. This places an enormous burden on both individual patients and the US economy.
Know Your Asthma Triggers
Knowing your asthma triggers is the first step in avoiding them.
First Generic Advair Diskus Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic Advair Diskus to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
COPD: Stop Coughing and Start Breathing
Has it been getting harder for you to breathe? Maybe it’s the weather, but it could be COPD.
OTC Asthma Inhaler Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the only asthma inhaler available over the counter (OTC) in the United States.
FDA Approves Device for Emphysema
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device to treat breathing trouble tied to severe emphysema.
Vitamin D in Moms-to-Be: The Effect on Kids' Asthma
Could the vitamin D in mom's diet during pregnancy affect her children's future health? Regarding asthma, that question might have been answered.
Gender Differences in COPD
COPD, a common lung disease, used to be considered a disease that primarily occurs in men. However, in recent years, more women have been diagnosed with COPD.
When Are Women Most at Risk for Asthma?
Once puberty happens, women are more likely than men to get asthma. But after puberty, women still have a lot of life to live. So at what age are they most at risk for asthma?