Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma symptoms increase in spring, making it especially important for people with the lung disease to be aware of triggers and risk factors, an expert says.

Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaled steroid therapy is commonly used to treat asthmatic children with persistent, daily wheezing episodes.

Health Tip: Breathe Healthier Air at Home

(HealthDay News) -- To help prevent breathing problems, keep the air inside your home clean.

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates.

Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers have symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) even before they've been diagnosed with the lung condition, according to a new study.

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with sickle cell disease may breathe easier when they're given hydroxyurea -- an effective, but underused, drug for the disease, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan

(HealthDay News) -- An asthma action plan can help people with asthma handle an attack quickly and safely.

COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment

SUNDAY, May 15 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a new way to predict how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will progress, a discovery they believe could improve COPD treatment.

Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease face high out-of-pocket costs and other significant barriers to adequate medical care, a new report finds.

Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later

THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Though many children with persistent asthma get better as they get older, some may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood, a new study suggests.