Death rates for older adults with asthma are five times that of younger patients, according to a new review of asthma among seniors. And medical complications are more common.
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
Thanks to advances in Bluetooth technology, smartphones have turned into the newest weapon in the fight against asthma.
By Andrew Wagner
A new study suggests many adult asthma patients are misdiagnosed or improperly managed, which leads to unnecessary drug treatments.
By Kristin Hugo
A recent study compares the health of Amish children with others, its conclusion boosts support for the so-called hygiene hypothesis: the idea that a lack of early childhood exposure to a diversity of germs can keep the immune system underdeveloped…
By Lindzi Wessel, STAT
Natural gas wells created by fracking in Pennsylvania may elevate the number of asthma attacks for nearby asthma patients, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
Often referred to as the “common cold of mental health,” depression causes about 8 million doctors’ appointments a year. More than half are with primary care physicians. A new study suggests those doctors may not be the best to treat…
By PBS NewsHour
After a recent report on how stress may be causing asthma among some kids, we share good news about one homeless Detroit family we profiled in partnership with The Detroit News.
By PBS NewsHour
The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma has grown dramatically, with high-crime cities being hit especially hard. In a joint report with The Detroit News, special correspondent Indira Lakshmanan examines emerging research that indicates stress, abuse and violence may play…
By Karen Bouffard, The Detroit News
In a study done exclusively for The Detroit News and PBS NewsHour, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found about 2 of every 3 children in Detroit face “adverse childhood experiences,” such as household substance abuse,…
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