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Obesity in preschoolers leads to exacerbated asthma

Obesity in preschoolers leads to exacerbated asthma

Overweight/obese preschools have greater asthma symptoms than normal-weight children when untreated.

FDA removes Boxed Warning from select asthma, COPD medications

New evidence regarding safety is spurring the US FDA to remove a Boxed Warning from certain inhaled medications used to treat asthma and COPD.

Half of adults with work-related asthma receive pneumococcal vaccination

The researchers found that 42% of the estimated 12 million ever-employed adults with current asthma had received a pneumococcal vaccine.

Opinion

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.

Features

Steroid and rescue inhalers

Steroid and rescue inhalers

A clinician offers a tip helping patients remember to use their steroid inhalers.

A perioperative approach
 for pediatric asthma

A perioperative approach
 for pediatric asthma


Pediatrics patients with asthma who have to undergo surgery are at risk for complications.

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