For some people, physical activity is the only trigger necessary to cause an asthma episode. Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) occurs when the airways in your chest become narrow and constricted within a few minutes after beginning exercise. The episode usually reaches its peak of severity about 5 to 10 minutes after starting exercise, and may continue […]
World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday in May. People with asthma and organizations dedicated to asthma control and education join together to increase awareness about asthma and improve the lives of all people with asthma. Click here to learn how you can use the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Asthma Awareness Month […]
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Click here to visit their website for resources and tools to bring healthy messages to work, school and home. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the Asthma Awareness Month Toolkit to take […]
A voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors was announced March 31, 2017 by Mylan N.V. for Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner. This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of the U.S. of failure to activate the device due […]
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that results in narrowed and inflamed airways. In infants and toddlers it is often called reactive airway disease (RAD). It typically appears in childhood and may persist lifelong, although a large percentage of children outgrow asthma. Asthma cannot be cured but for those who do not outgrow it, proper […]
Molds produce spores or seeds, which are very light and about the size of pollen grains. They can be spread by air currents inside or outside the house. These spores are the major source of trouble for the individual who is allergic to mold. Where are molds? Molds are everywhere! They will grow on almost […]
Asthma is the most common, potentially serious medical condition to complicate pregnancy. In fact, asthma affects almost 7 percent of women in their childbearing years. Well-controlled asthma is not associated with significant risk to mother or fetus. Although uncontrolled asthma is rarely fatal, it can cause serious maternal complications including high blood pressure, toxemia and […]
Advice from your Allergist You may have allergic rhinitis if … You sneeze a lot, often in rapid succession…your nose is runny, congested or stuffy…you’re bothered by itching of the nose, eyes, throat or roof of the mouth…you’re nagged by postnasal drip… your ears pop or are plugged… you have a decrease sense of smell…and/or […]
Updated Press Release: Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of ALL Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery Please see below for important updates about the Auvi-Q recall. Sanofi US has added an additional phone number for consumers to call to get directions for returning your device & reimbursement information. Please call EITHER 1-877-319-8963 OR […]
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