Asthma Awareness Month 2015

May is finally here, and for many of us, it means a relative slowdown in the tree pollen that’s been plaguing our nose, throats, and airways for the last two months. Personally, I’m just happy that here in Georgia, the…

News and Notes in Allergies, Asthma, & MCS

Last week, we took a little time off from posting. As you may have noticed, Miele is completely renaming their entire line of HEPA vacuum cleaners, and it’s been created a lot of new work for us. But it’s Tuesday,…

Focus on the Medication: What Are Corticosteroids

This week, we’re going to take a look at medications, more specifically, the two classes of drugs most commonly prescribed for those coping with asthma. When it comes to asthma there is one basic, but large division, between treatment medications.…

The Ickey Shuffle and Asthma Awareness

Being an Ohio native, though admittedly not a big Bengals fan, I found the recent Geico ad featuring Ickey Woods hilarious. I watched Woods run the ball for years with the Bengals, but seeing him do his ‘Ickey Shuffle’ then…

Studies Reinforce Link Between Corticosteroids & Height

Back in 2012, I highlighted a study that was presented at the European Respiratory Society conference that focused on the link between the use of common asthma treatments and a child's height. In this study, researchers examined the use of…

Running with Asthma – Interview

I guess I would call myself a seasonal runner. During the winter, if I can

Measuring the Real Cost of Severe Asthma

We've all seen those statistics, like ‘Allergies Cost Employers $750 Million Annually From Lost Work Time’ or the stat that estimates how much money/productivity employers lose each March when the NCAA basketball tourney starts. (Don't go by that allergy number,…

Adult Onset Asthma: One Woman’s Story

My chronic cough turned out to be adult asthma tells the story of one woman who had a cough she just couldn't shake. When ribs bruised from violent coughing landed her in the emergency room, 40-year-old Linda Finlayson of New…

Five Springtime Asthma Facts

Medical News Today reports on Five Things You Don't Know About Springtime Asthma. The article highlights the fact that though 24 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, ‘millions more’ may be at risk and not even know it. Allergists…

Asthma Rates at Record Highs

In Asthma Rates Rise Sharply in U.S., Government Says, the NY Times highlights a recently released Centers for Disease Control study that reports asthma rates in record numbers. According to the report, nearly one in 10 children and one in…