Children Suffering from Asthma

  • Asthma Information

    Asthma affected nearly 10% of all U.S. children in 2010. Maybe you are one of those affected. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, frequent coughing or wheezing, and chest tightness.

  • What You Really Need to Know

    You've got asthma, you already know that. But what do you really need to know so that you can control your asthma, instead of your asthma controlling you? Here are some tips from other teens with asthma to help you live with yours.

  • Asthma Basics

    So you have asthma. Do you control it, or does it control you? Learn how to take charge of your asthma and feel great.

  • Smoking and Asthma

    You may have family photo albums full of people smoking at every type of event, from birthday parties to company picnics. That's because smoking was once accepted pretty much everywhere - even in doctor's offices. But that changed as we learned more about the health problems it causes.

  • What's a Peak Flow Meter?

    Even if you're breathing OK, an asthma flare-up may be just around the corner. How can you tell? You can use a tool called a peak flow meter. A peak flow meter is a portable device that you blow into like a balloon. It measures how well your lungs are working. If you have asthma, knowing how well your lungs are working will help you and your doctor manage your asthma better.

  • How Can I Deal With My Asthma?

    Asthma is more common these days than it used to be. The good news is it's also a lot easier to manage and control.


Related Asthma News

Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
03/27/2014 - Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
03/22/2014 - Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen

September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study
03/10/2014 - Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute

Many Asthma Patients Don't Stick to Treatment Plan, Study Finds
01/18/2014 - Better communication with their doctors might improve outcomes, researchers say

Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution
01/16/2014 - Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor