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.

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Related Asthma News

Health Tip: Take it Easy on Chemical Cleaners
07/03/2014 - Especially if a family member has asthma

U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain
06/19/2014 - Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study
06/06/2014 - Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
05/19/2014 - Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma
05/19/2014 - Study did suggest the nutrient might help lower patients' dependence on inhaled steroids