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What is a Pediatric Pulmonologist?

If your child has recently been diagnosed with asthma, or you suspect that they have asthma, you are probably doing your research on the various terms, doctors, etc. Pediatric pulmonologists often pop up in cases of childhood asthma, so it is important to know who they are and what they …

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Cost Reduction Strategies for Physicians

It’s estimated that costs for patients with asthma exceed $56 billion. Doctor’s visits, emergency care, medicine, and lost wages are just some of the financial burdens patients face. However, despite the fact that patient costs are going up, doctors are not benefitting from increased revenues. According to Medscape’s 2020 Physician …

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The Role of Telehealth in Asthma and Allergy Care

We know that people with asthma and allergies need to have access to convenient, quality care, regardless of location. However, for many who live in remote areas of the country, specialist care is not always available. Until 2020, only about 11% of doctors offered a telehealth option, but as a …

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Should I See an Allergist or a Pulmonologist for My Asthma?

Both allergists and pulmonologists treat asthmatic patients, so how do you know which one you should see? What is the Difference Between an Allergist and a Pulmonologist? An allergist treats asthma patients whose primary triggers are environmental, suffering from what is known as allergic asthma. On the other hand, a …

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Can a Panic Attack Lead to an Asthma Attack?

If you suffer from anxiety, you may have experienced a tightening of the chest and heavy or labored breathing. Panic attacks make it particularly difficult to breathe steadily. This is especially scary for asthmatics. If you suffer from a chronic lung condition, you might be wondering, can a panic attack …

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Is It Anxiety or Asthma?

Many people suffer from asthma, and many more suffer from anxiety. For people who suffer from both, it can be difficult to determine what triggers each. Understand both the similarities and the differences between anxiety and asthma.

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For Parents and Guardians: Answers to Your Common Questions

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Is Asthma Hereditary?

It can be tempting for parents who suffer from asthma to feel guilty about “passing it on” to their child. Your genetics are in no way your fault, and neither is your child’s asthma. While asthma can sometimes be difficult for a child to deal with, it is ultimately the unique genes, personalities, and characteristics of individuals that make them who they are.

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How to Diagnose Asthma in Children Under 5

Children under 5 years old who wheeze or show other signs of breathing trouble, should be evaluated by a doctor. However, just because you, as …

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Is Your (Home)School Asthma-Friendly?

We’ve talked before about the importance of making sure your child’s school is asthma-friendly. However, now that the world has shifted for a time during …

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Why Should Children with Asthma Stay Active in Quarantine?

Although quarantine is a necessary defense against COVID-19, side-effects of staying home include boredom, listlessness, and no way to eliminate excess energy. If your child …

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Advocating for a Child with Asthma

If your child suffers from asthma, then you know the challenges they face. Since there are times when your child cannot speak for themselves, it’s important that you serve as their advocate.

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How to Recognize Respiratory Distress in Children

By learning more about how doctors treat breathing issues and how to identify an emergency situation, you can get your child the care he needs in a more timely manner.

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