Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

‘Basics’

Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Something to Talk About

Published February - 19 - 2009

vcd-aat-6_11By Laurie Ross
Nine-year-old Ellie Carson lives to play soccer. To her, happiness is flying down the field after the ball.

For a while, though, it looked like she might have to stop chasing her dream. Read the rest of this entry »

athlete2By Laurie Ross
Competitive sports are as American as apple pie, and the late summer and early fall months see athletes of all ages gathering on fields. In much of the country, that means intense exercise in high heat and humidity – conditions that stress even the healthiest bodies. Read the rest of this entry »

Ask Dr. White: Is This COPD?

Published February - 12 - 2009

womananddrDear Dr. White:

I am only 37 years old, too young to be diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), but that’s what the doctor told me yesterday. I thought it was asthma because my symptoms are almost exactly like my husband and 9-year-old son, both of whom have asthma. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Not ALL in Your Head

Published February - 10 - 2009

sinusBy Laurie Ross
What happens in your sinuses doesn’t always stay in your sinuses. In fact, it’s often the fuel that stokes airway inflammation – in other words, asthma. Fix sinus infections and you often fix the asthma. Read the rest of this entry »

Love is in the Air

Published February - 6 - 2009

loveair-ma-22_2It’s springtime. Everywhere you turn there are signs of new life: baby animals, daffodils and brightly colored growth on trees and bushes. Read the rest of this entry »

Antivirals, Seasonal Flu and You

Published February - 5 - 2009

flu1Have you ever asked your doctor for antibiotics to treat a bad cold, only to be told that you’d just have to wait it out? Read the rest of this entry »

Facing the Facts: Recognize the Signs of Asthma

Published February - 4 - 2009

chestThe asthma diagnosis caught Mary Christopher short, yet deep down the 47-year-old executive wasn’t totally surprised. Family and friends had repeatedly suggested the possibility over the past year, but she had tossed off the comments. Read the rest of this entry »

Calming Your Cough

Published February - 4 - 2009

cough-10Practical advice from allergist Pramod Kelkar, MD

Cough, cough, cough. That maddening cough that never goes away. The cough that makes people in the grocery store cover their carts as they speed past you. The cough that hammers a classroom of students trying to take a test or learn a new concept. Why do we cough? What can we do about it Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Behind That Wheeze?

Published February - 4 - 2009

AANMA takes you deep inside your lungs to understand “when asthma happens . . . .”

Your lungs perform a vital function every day: They feed oxygen to your body and remove waste products with each breath. Most people don’t even notice the important work their lungs are doing – until there’s a problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Nose: The Ultimate Air Cleaner

Published February - 4 - 2009

Your nose does more than just decorate your face. Inside, you’re carrying around a personal air treatment system, cleverly designed to protect the delicate tissues of your lungs that transfer oxygen out of the air you breathe and into your body. Read the rest of this entry »