Asthma

Asthma, COPD Raise Odds for Severe COVID-19

Asthma, COPD Raise Odds for Severe COVID-19

14 hours ago   |   Web MD

COVID-19 can cause a pneumonia-like lung infection, with a range of symptoms from mild or absent in some to life-threatening in others.
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Woman presents with elevated IOP

1 day ago   |   Healio

A 71-year-old woman was referred to the New England Eye Center for evaluation of elevated IOP in the left eye. Four weeks before presentation, she had undergone bilateral laser...
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Essential Drug Supplies for Virus Patients Are Running Low

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Medicines to alleviate breathing difficulty, relieve pain and sedate coronavirus patients are in very high demand, depleting stock around the country.
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Endocrinologists warn of increased COVID-19 complication risks with glucocorticoid use

1 day ago   |   Healio

Adults who are prescribed glucocorticoid therapy for common conditions, such as asthma, allergies and arthritis, as well as individuals with adrenal insufficiency, are at high...
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For One Woman, Titanium Implant Casing Not Harmless

1 day ago   |   MedPageToday

]]> - The titanium on a pacemaker caused an allergic reaction that led to a woman's asthma, according to a case study. The patient: a 58-year-old woman who developed wheezing...
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Preventing Asthma Emergencies in Schools

2 days ago   |   AAP Publications

Asthma is a significant public health issue, impacting quality of life, morbidity, and health care costs nationally. Stock asthma rescue medication policies authorize school...
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Continuous Albuterol With Benzalkonium in Children Hospitalized With Severe Asthma

2 days ago   |   AAP Publications

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The albuterol dropper bottle used to prepare solutions for continuous nebulization contains the preservative benzalkonium chloride. BAC, by itself...
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Readmission and Ambulatory Health Care Use After Asthma Hospitalization Among Urban Minority Children

2 days ago   |   Hospital Pediatrics   |   2 articles

OBJECTIVES: The role of ambulatory follow-up after pediatric asthma hospitalization in preventing long-term readmissions is not well studied among hospitalized minority...
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Patients Taking Certain Steroids at High Risk for COVID-19

Patients Taking Certain Steroids at High Risk for COVID-19

3 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   3 articles

Individuals taking a class of steroid hormones called glucocorticoids for asthma, allergies and arthritis routinely are at high risk to get infected with the virus causing...
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Individuals taking glucocorticoids are at high risk if infected with COVID-19

3 days ago   |   News Medical

Individuals taking a class of steroid hormones called glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to mount a normal...
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A warning to the world? New York now scrambling to address Coronavirus outbreak

A warning to the world? New York now scrambling to address Coronavirus outbreak

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To Slow the Spread of Coronavirus, CDC Now Advises Wearing Cloth Face Masks...

To Slow the Spread of Coronavirus, CDC Now Advises Wearing Cloth Face Masks in Public

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Yes, You Can Get a Good Workout With Those Light Weights You Have at Home - Here's How

If you're used to working out at a gym, with all the machines, equipment, and space that comes with it, adjusting to at-home fitness is a challenge. Sure, no-equipment workouts... Read more ...

A New Mental Health Taskforce Is Helping Athletes in Wake of Postponed Olympics

A New Mental Health Taskforce Is Helping Athletes in Wake of Postponed Olympics

The consensus from many athletes is clear: postponing the Olympics until July 23, 2021 and the Paralympics until August 24, 2021 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic was smart... Read more ...

Worried about coronavirus? Make sure you're getting enough zinc

Worried about coronavirus? Make sure you're getting enough zinc

If you're stuck at home and feeling a bit helpless when it comes to the coronavirus, you're not alone. When we hear how easily the disease is spread, you might think there's... Read more ...

24 Free Activities For Your Dino-Obsessed Kid

24 Free Activities For Your Dino-Obsessed Kid

My seven and four-year-old kids are completely fixated on all things dinosaur right now. Before this obsession began, I could barely tell a T-Rex from a spinosaurus. Now I can... Read more ...