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Do I have asthma or chronic obstructive airway disease? Doctors are telling me I have both!

By Faith Huang, adapted from an article here. Some older adults with obstructive airway disease have overlapping characteristics of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients with asthma are used to symptoms of coughing, wheezing and shortness of … Continue reading

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Exercising with Allergies and Asthma

Do you avoid exercising because you have allergies or asthma, or both?  There are many healthy benefits of exercise, but for people with allergies or asthma, exercise can be hard, discouraging or sometimes even seem unbearable! Allergies and asthma can … Continue reading

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Cutting edge technology at Allergy and Asthma Associates of Southern California: Impulse Oscillometry

Since asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood, the doctor’s ability to objectively diagnose asthma is crucial.  This is important so the asthma doctor can appropriately select the right treatment regimen for your child with asthma. … Continue reading

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Asthma attacks surge when kids go back to school

It is time to go back to school!  It is always exciting to start off a new school year, but for children with asthma, there is often an increase in asthma attacks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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How to prepare kids with asthma for the new school year?

During summer break, a lot of kids stay away from things like textbooks, essays and math problems, but another thing they’re staying away from is their asthma medicine, says Dr. Kirstin Carel of National Jewish Health in Denver. Carel says that … Continue reading

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