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Asthma and COPD May Require Multiple Treatments

Asthma and COPD May Require Multiple Treatments March 19, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I am an active 84-year-old man and was diagnosed with asthma and COPD a few years ago. My pulmonologist prescribed two medications — Advair and Spiriva — that seem to do the same thing. Why would I [...]

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Relationship Between RSV and Asthma in Children Unclear

Relationship Between RSV and Asthma in Children Unclear April 23, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: My 3-month old has just gotten over RSV, and our pediatrician says we now need to watch for asthma as she gets older. How are these two conditions related? Answer: Although the two seem connected, the [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan This diet is a heart-healthy eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats. Exercise-induced asthma If you cough, wheeze or feel out of breath during or after exercise, it may be more than [...]

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Beacon Program Partners with Area Schools on Asthma Initiatives

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Southeast Minnesota Beacon Program, a federally funded health information technology research project, is reaching out to schools in the region to improve the management of asthma in school-aged children. Asthma is estimated to occur in 7 percent of school-aged children, although population-based studies in the Rochester [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Asthmatic Children Face Higher Shingles Risk, Premature Birth Doubles Asthma Odds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers will present findings on childhood allergies and asthma at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting, held March 2–6 in Orlando, Fla. The AAAAI event brings together allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists and allied health professionals worldwide who have a [...]

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Study Finds Bipolar Disorder Costlier Than Many Chronic Diseases

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that bipolar disorder (BPD) is a more costly chronic condition than diabetes, depression, asthma and coronary artery disease (CAD), based on a review of health care claim costs. Specialty care costs (the costs of seeing any specialist and all tests ordered) were especially higher for [...]

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Asthma and H1N1

Dr. Robert Jacobson, chair of pediatrics at Mayo Clinic, discusses H1N1 flu and the particular concerns for children with asthma. Asthma occurs when the main air passages of the lungs, the bronchial tubes, become inflamed.

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Dr. Gerald Volcheck on Asthma and Allergies

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Gerald Volcheck on asthma and allergies. Medical Edge Weekend 3-12-11

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Bone health: Tips to keep your bones healthy Wondering how to keep your bones strong and healthy? Follow these tips to take care of your bones. Asthma: Limit asthma attacks caused by colds or flu Asthma, colds and flu — Keep your sneeze from turning into [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES   Asthma For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. Healthy Retirement Whether you're still planning your retirement or you're ready to make the change, there's [...]

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

On Saturday, June 22, Gerald Volcheck, M.D., will join us to discuss "Allergies and Asthma."  How should you best manage seasonal allergies and what's the latest on asthma — is it becoming more common?  Also, hear the answer to this week’s Myth or Matter of Fact: "A peanut allergy is the most [...]

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

 Calories in sushi: What are the low-cal options? Does sunscreen expire? Alzheimer's: Tips for effective communication  Migraine Asthma-friendly products: Do they help reduce symptoms?

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

    Are there whole-grain options that are gluten-free? Cognitive behavioral therapy Fat grams: How to track your dietary fat Heart arrhythmias Allergies and asthma: They often occur together

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MONDAY HOUSECALL: Hand Washing, Flu Germs, SAD, Bad Breath, Fibromyalgia and more...

Featured Topic Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — Don't brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the "winter blues" or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Highlights  Hand Washing: Do's and don'ts  Sick baby? When to seek medical attention  Bad breath  Managing fibromyalgia symptoms  [...]

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Mammogram guidelines: What are they? Strep throat Inspiration for the holidays Mononucleosis LABAs for asthma — Should I stop taking them?

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Bronchitis: Cough it Up!

It’s a common scenario, especially for smokers. A cough that just doesn’t go away. Chronic bronchitis. It’s defined as a cough that persists for more than two years and the victim has been coughing up phlegm for at least three months.  Inflammation is what makes you cough, and there are a variety [...]

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Breast Cancer Patients with Asthma (pkg.)

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are exploring an association between the spread of breast cancer and asthma. Study results are suggesting a woman with both breast cancer and asthma could be at an increased risk of the cancer spreading to her lungs.Vivien Williams has this report.  [TRT 1:42] Video, script and [...]

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Going to Discovery's Edge

The year-end issue of Mayo Clinic's research magazine Discovery's Edge, is now available online and highlighted articles are listed below. You may cite and link to this publication as often as you wish. Republication is allowed with proper attribution. Please include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit [...]

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