Quantcast

This Issue

Asthma: A fight for breath

It is estimated that 25 million people in this country have asthma. Although it is a very serious disease, it can often be well-controlled.

Asthma: A closer look

Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways that has increased in incidence over the past decade.

Triggers: Hiding in plain sight

Triggers are substances that increase the risk of asthma flare-ups. They differ from person to person and in intensity.

The key to asthma control

A recent study found that one third of people with asthma did not correctly use their inhalers. Errors in administration of asthma medication is one of the major causes of poor control.

Healthy eating: an integral part of asthma treatment

Although there is no particular diet a person with asthma must follow, a healthy eating plan of whole foods and healthy fats are recommended for overall good health.

Exercise: both trigger and treatment for asthma

Swimming is one of the best exercises for those with asthma. The wetness and warmth of the water can reduce the risk of an attack.

Severe persistent asthma

Asthma ranges in severity from periodic to severe persistent. However, even persistent asthma can be controlled with medication and avoidance of triggers.

Mold: a common asthma trigger

Mold is a trigger for many people with asthma. It is possible to prevent mold or eradicate it if it forms.

Boston public schools: an asthma-friendly school district

School nurses see their fair share of asthma. “In 2015-16, we had 10,724 patients with a documented diagnosis of asthma,” explained Patricia Kenney, nurse liaison for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Boston Public Schools That amounts to ...

Be Healthy Photos

Sponsors