Posts Tagged: asthma

Exploring Organs: The Lungs

You’re pretty amazing. Not just “you” in general, but the single structure that holds all of your organs, muscles and bones together: the body. As you’re reading this, you’re breathing without you having to tell your body to do so. If you didn’t already know, we can’t live without air. That makes it all more…
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Do I have asthma or COVID-19?

If you have moderate to severe asthma, you are potentially at a higher risk of becoming extremely ill from COVID-19. Coronavirus can affect your nose, throat, and lungs, which can trigger an asthma attack. These effects of COVID-19 can also lead an asthma patient to develop pneumonia or other respiratory diseases. Asthma attack versus COVID-19…
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Does my child have asthma?

About 10 percent of children in the United States have asthma. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospital admission for children and accounts for more than 13 million missed days of school each year! But what is asthma? Is it something your child might be at risk for? Asthma is a condition where the airways that allow…
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Summer air quality and your health

While summertime can bring fun in the sun, the heat can also usher in poor air quality. Air pollution can have real effects on your health, especially if you have chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease, asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis). The 2014 State of the Air report…
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