Lifestyle and home remedies
Curious about exercise and chronic disease? Get the answers to your questions.
A cold or the flu can trigger asthma attacks. Here's how to keep your sneeze from turning into a wheeze.
Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.
Tests and diagnosis
Nitric oxide test — Another tool to diagnose and monitor asthma in children and adults.
Do asthma flare-ups sneak up on you? Take charge by using a peak flow meter.
Spirometry is a simple office test used to check how well your lungs are working.
Feb. 04, 2014
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