Category Archives: asthma

Tales from the hospital newborn rounds… how to educate about breastfeeding?

Tales from the hospital newborn rounds… how to educate about breastfeeding? I love breastfeeding questions.  I helped educate both medical students and new mothers this week about breastfeeding while on newborn hospital rounds.  Here are some of the questions (and … Continue reading

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Antibiotic use may be related to developing asthma later in life.

We know that the number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. In addition, a recent study out of the United Kingdom found that children who were given antibiotics during infancy were at a higher … Continue reading

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Do asthma and exercise go together? Yes. Here’s how…

Asthma affects 300 million people worldwide.   Research pooled nearly 700 patients and found that physical training lasting for at least 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week, for at least six weeks improves physical fitness in patients … Continue reading

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Anaphylaxis. The worst-of-the-worst allergic reactions.

One question I ask every new patient is “Are you allergic to anything?”   I need to know.  The goal is to avoid an allergic reaction, especially anaphylaxis.  Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction.  Frequently it is not anticipated and … Continue reading

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Exercise-induced asthma. . what are our goals?

I saw a young asthmatic having a rare (and mild) wheezing episode this week.  Her mother wanted a note to excuse her from P.E.   Nope!  That’s the opposite from the desired outcome.   My goal is to give medications so she … Continue reading

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