On the Go: Asthma Care for the Summer

The recycled air of planes, the faint smell of smoke in a hotel room, pollen at a national park: All of these factors mean something different when traveling with an asthmatic, but these worries can be managed once you know…

Mask Breathability and Heat While Exercising

We field a pretty wide variety of allergy mask questions, regularly, but there are two I wanted to go over today. The first is, do cold weather masks help? The second question generally revolves around mask breathability, particularly with regard…

Study Links Asthma to Shingles

In 2013, the National Institute of Health published the results of a study in which they took a closer look at the link between childhood asthma and herpes zoster virus, more commonly known as “shingles”. In this study, they were…

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 – Ickey Woods & 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,…