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…

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.…

Extreme Cold Spells Trouble for Asthmatics

The last few days have been like a sucker punch to much of the country. Extreme cold, and in some places heavy snow, have ushered in the new year in a way most of us would rather just forget. In…

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…

End of Summer, School, and Sick Kids

Late last week many of you likely came across a story about Enterovirus D68 and how it is affecting school children in states across the middle of the U.S. I have to admit, I am a bit behind on this…

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…

Ask An Allergist – Dr. Mardiney

We are constantly trying to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant information available. To help in doing so, we've begunn partnering with board certified doctors to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about allergies and…

Running with Asthma – Interview

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

No OTC Primatene Mist Replacement

Yesterday, a US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted not to recommend Primatene HFA for over-the-counter sale. This is the latest in the attempt to bring a bronchodilator back to the over-the-counter market. There were two additional votes on…

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