Emerging evidence suggests that roadway air pollution causes childhood asthma. The costs of this can be quite high. A study was done in Los Angeles county looking at the regional exposure to Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide and the cost burden associated with it. Approximately 36 million people in the United States live within 300 feet […]
Childhood asthma and obesity
Childhood asthma is on the rise and so is obesity. Is there a link between the two? Approximately 17% of US children age 2-9 are obese. These children are increased risk for developing asthma. Childhood asthma accounts for 14 million missed school days a year. Despite the link, a definitive mechanism remains unknown. Although genetic […]
Stepping Down Asthma Treatment
Stepping down asthma treatment is a way to manage patients over time. There can be benefit or harm by stepping down asthma medication. Many factors need to be considered which I will discuss ahead. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease related to genetic and environmental factors. A stepwise approach by the National Asthma Education […]
Yoga for asthma: Does it work?
Yoga is frequently used by patients with asthma, but its efficacy has never been examined.