Children Suffering from Asthma

  • Asthma Information

    Asthma affected nearly 10% of all U.S. children in 2010. Maybe you are one of those affected. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, frequent coughing or wheezing, and chest tightness.

  • What You Really Need to Know

    You've got asthma, you already know that. But what do you really need to know so that you can control your asthma, instead of your asthma controlling you? Here are some tips from other teens with asthma to help you live with yours.

  • Asthma Basics

    So you have asthma. Do you control it, or does it control you? Learn how to take charge of your asthma and feel great.

  • Smoking and Asthma

    You may have family photo albums full of people smoking at every type of event, from birthday parties to company picnics. That's because smoking was once accepted pretty much everywhere - even in doctor's offices. But that changed as we learned more about the health problems it causes.

  • What's a Peak Flow Meter?

    Even if you're breathing OK, an asthma flare-up may be just around the corner. How can you tell? You can use a tool called a peak flow meter. A peak flow meter is a portable device that you blow into like a balloon. It measures how well your lungs are working. If you have asthma, knowing how well your lungs are working will help you and your doctor manage your asthma better.

  • How Can I Deal With My Asthma?

    Asthma is more common these days than it used to be. The good news is it's also a lot easier to manage and control.


Related Asthma News

Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study
09/07/2014 - Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma
09/04/2014 - Tobacco smoke is among the most common

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
08/04/2014 - About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD
07/31/2014 - Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study
06/06/2014 - Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds