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Breathing Easier: Battling Seasonal Asthma

Posted 2/10/2016 by UHBlog

If you have a wheezing cough or shortness of breath, it could be asthma. We can help. Did you know that asthma can start at any age, even in people over age 65? Yet many seniors may not even know they have the disease, says pulmonary/critical care specialist Andre Fabien, MD. “Everyone thinks of asthma as a young person’s disease. And in fact, it is estimated that 75 percent of asthmatics are diagnosed at age 7 and under,” he says. “But there’s an increasing recogn...

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Karate kid

Posted 12/17/2015 by UHBlog

8-year-old controls asthma and keeps on kicking Energetic 8-year-old, Justin Wanzo, takes karate classes and plays football with his friends Mothers often have a way of knowing when something is not quite right with their child. Such was the case of new mom Jessica Wanzo. When Jessica’s son Justin was just 1 month old, she noticed his chest looked sunken-in when he breathed. Immediately, she took him to the pediatrician, who diagnosed Justin with asthma and referred him to James Chmie...

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Asthma and Athletes

Posted 9/21/2015 by UHBlog

If you have exercise-induced asthma, learn how you can work out safely. We can help. Working out on a brisk fall day can be a breathtaking experience – especially if you have exercise-induced asthma. But this respiratory condition doesn’t have to stop you – no matter what your age – from exercising. The trick is learning how to deal with it, says sports medicine specialist Susannah M. Briskin MD. “Exercise itself doesn’t cause asthma, but can trigger sympt...

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Childhood Asthma: Fact and Fiction

Posted 4/2/2015 by UHBlog

If you think your child has allergies, we can help you know for certain. If you want to know how serious a problem childhood asthma is, visit an elementary school on any given day. Each year, asthma accounts for 13 million absences from school. Yet, many parents aren’t sure if their child is suffering from asthma or another illness. That&rsqou;s understandable since asthma symptoms can resemble other medical conditions, says pediatric pulmonology specialist Kristie Ross, MD. The only way ...

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4 Tips for Keeping Asthmatic Kids Safe at School

Posted 10/21/2014 by UHBlog

Get relief for your child’s asthma Even if you’ve created a safe haven from asthma triggers at home, you don’t have much control about what your child with asthma encounters at school – from chalk dust and cleaning products to dust mites and mold. Approximately 7 million children and young adults under age 18 in the U.S. have asthma, and the condition results in more than 13 million missed school days every year, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma &...

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Dust Mites and Weather and Smoke, Oh No! – 8 Childhood Asthma Triggers

Posted 5/6/2014 by UHBlog

You simply can’t protect your children from everything – and when they have asthma, it’s even harder to fend off whatever may be a threat. But knowing the most common triggers of asthmatic attacks can allow you to take precautions that may keep your kids from painful symptoms like wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. University Hospital Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital pediatric pulmonology specialists Laura Milgram, MD, and Ross Myers, MD, identify the ...

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