| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Whether you're dealing with asthma or another respiratory condition, such as reactive airways, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an inhaler can be an invaluable tool for the prevention or treatment of episodes that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It may be a simple case of asthma or a serious heart condition. Here's when to report it.
You take a brief walk up some stairs and find yourself straining to catch your breath. Are you developing bronchitis, or an even more serious health problem?...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Hazel -- as we'll call her -- knew something was wrong when, in her mid-50s, she started to feel short of breath at the slightest exertion. Over the next few months, she felt increasingly achy, but several medical visits and an X-ray suggested only...
| Jun 11, 2013
At age 87, Stanley R. Ballou Jr. had multiple medical conditions and required nursing home care. He endured several infections and associated emergency hospitalizations. "Each time he lost a little more ground. There were more and more heroics on each...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Atención asmáticos: La FDA ha emitido un alerta dejando saber a los consumidores que los últimos dos inhaladores que contienen clorofluorocarbonos (CFCs en inglés) y que son dañinos de la capa de ozono, serán retirados del mercado a finales de este año....
| May 10, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Summer is almost here, and with it likely some blistering hot days. A recent study suggests the elderly should beware when the temperature spikes, because they face an increased risk of winding up in the emergency room short of breath on those days. And...
| Jun 6, 2012
Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day.
Well into the digital download era — and into his 80s — Reed was still...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Deanne Barkley, who broke through the glass ceiling in network television to become an influential executive in the early 1970s, when few women had the power to develop prime-time programs, died April 2 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She was 82.
| May 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Ralph Marol of Evanston was among 90 people who stepped over the edge 278 feet above State and Lake Streets in Skyline Plunge! Chicago on …...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Dozens of brand-name prescription drugs are losing their patent protection, allowing generic versions to enter the market and consumers to save 30 to 80 percent on those medications, said David Belian, director of media relations for the Generic...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:14 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Water workouts may trump land-based exercise for people with chronic lung disease and other health problems, according to a small study.
Australian researchers found that exercising in a pool boosted physical endurance and...