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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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Fitbit: skin irritations were allergies to nickel

Fitbit recalled its Force wearable back in February after owners reported skin irritation, and it turns out that the skin rash is likely due to contact allergic dermatitis to nickel or methacrylates.

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There’s a new color of pumpkin in town and it’s teal colored!

Reviewed by Faith Huang, M.D. If your child has food allergies, a teal pumpkin at the doorstep can be a welcome treat. This Halloween, teal pumpkins at the doorstep inform the trick-or-treater that non-food treats are available!

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New asthma medication shows effectiveness in recent study!

New asthma medication shows effectiveness in recent study! A new study on severe asthma and a potential new treatment was published in New England Journal of Medicine in September 2014.¬† The study is on a new medication called mepolizumab, which … Continue reading

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