| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: I've had a persistent cough for more than two months. The cough is worse after eating and at night when I lie down. I had a chest X-ray, which was normal. What might cause a persistent cough? I've never been a smoker.
A: The most common causes of a...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:35 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies whose mothers take probiotics while pregnant and those who are given the so-called "good bacteria" supplements early in life may be at lower risk for allergies but not asthma than other kids, according to a new...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Warning: The contents of this column may cause runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. Just thinking about the dust mites, mold and toxins likely lurking in your home is enough to cause gasping and wheezing even if you don't have asthma.
In fact, ever...
| Jun 30, 2013
Mornings around the Arce household often are chockfull of coughing, wheezing, headaches and runny noses.
To keep these incidents to a minimum, the El Centro family of six, of which five are asthmatic, has gone to great lengths to eliminate any household...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 1:10 PM
When you think of allergies you probably think of sneezing and wheezing, but there's another type of allergy that's relatively new. It can make it painful to swallow.
This allergy can affect your esophagus which is the tube that transports food to the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Dr. Allan Greissman of Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida dispels some common misconceptions parents may have about their children’s health.
1. Kids in day care get sick more often
While it may seem that kids in daycare get sick more often,...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The first winter after Danielle Smith bought her house in North Baltimore, the 35-year-old schoolteacher wondered if it even had a furnace, it was so cold and drafty.
Now, with almost all new windows and several other energy-efficiency retrofits, Smith...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
For more than two decades, Wanda Remo has battled one illness after another. Asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, strokes. Specialists treat her lungs, her heart and her joints.
| Apr 24, 2013
University of Chicago researchers said they have identified a genetic marker that will help identify children most likely to develop asthma after they catch a cold.
The researchers found that 90 percent of children under age 3 who wheezed after catching...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:23 PM
Lourdes Bustamante said she has never experienced winds as strong as those that tore through Imperial County on Monday.
Bustamante, who has worked as a gas station attendant for 16 years at the USA gas station near the intersection of Imperial and...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:15 AM
PETOSKEY — The snow may not be gone yet, but you better grab a tissue — spring allergy season is on the way.
Each year, about 50 million Americans are impacted by nasal allergies, which is the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Inhaled corticosteroids are often used to treat asthma, but trying to figure out if the therapy is necessary — and at what dose — can be tricky.
Now, a new, noninvasive breath test called fractional exhaled nitric oxide, or FeNO, has taken...