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 ...
Mold is a trigger for many people with asthma. It is possible to prevent mold or eradicate it if it forms.
Asthma ranges in severity from periodic to severe persistent. However, even persistent asthma can be controlled with medication and avoidance of triggers.
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.
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.
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.
Triggers are substances that increase the risk of asthma flare-ups. They differ from person to person and in intensity.
Mammograms save lives. Gregg Miller, MD, Section Chief, Breast Imaging, Boston Medical Center,Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Boston University discusses the importance of yearly mammograms.
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.
The Weight Loss Surgery Program at Boston Medical Center offers several procedures for managing weight and weight related health problems.
Regular exercise can not only prevent high cholesterol, it can often lower it. Thirty minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a day for five days a week is recommended.
This recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research is a good source of fiber, protein and potassium. It contains no saturated fat and is low in sodium.
This recipe from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides healthy nutrients but is low in fats, cholesterol and sodium. Each serving contains only 329 calories.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans has changed its stance on foods high in cholesterol. The new guidelines say that cholesterol-rich foods are no longer a food of concern, but should still be eaten in moderation.
Many cases of high cholesterol can be prevented just by following a healthy lifestyle. If the cholesterol is too high or it does not respond to healthy lifestyle alone, medication — in conjunction with behavioral changes — is warranted.