Asthma, Behavior, and Clueless Parents
    September 30, 2003
    Asthma, Behavior, and Clueless Parents

    If your child has asthma, or might have asthma, you may want to learn all you can about it rather than relying on the bits and pieces you learn at office visits or in the ER. Besides giving your child…

    A New Asthma Test
    September 3, 2003
    A New Asthma Test

    Waiting and wondering is often tough on parents – and can result in delayed treatment for children. But waiting and wondering is often exactly what happens when a child wheezes or coughs. Over time,…

    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma
    August 21, 2003
    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma

    Because allergies to pets are common, people long assumed that exposure to pets made allergies more likely. A number of studies have turned this assumption upside down. The August 2003 Pediatrics Syno…

    Snoring, Asthma, and Nighttime Coughs
    August 15, 2003
    Snoring, Asthma, and Nighttime Coughs

    There is a link between snoring, asthma, and nighttime coughs in preschool children according to a study from Australia published in the August 2003 issue of Chest. We’ve known for awhile that night…

    Food Allergies and Asthma
    July 15, 2003
    Food Allergies and Asthma

    Most children with life-threatening asthma also have food allergies, according to a fascinating study published in the July 2003 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology – the first study to show …

    Preventing Allergies
    June 16, 2003
    Preventing Allergies

    It’s peak allergy season in many areas, with spring trees still pumping out millions of grains of pollen each day and the summer grasses already starting to contribute their share. Sneezing, running…

    The Two Faces of Swimming Pool Chlorine
    June 2, 2003
    The Two Faces of Swimming Pool Chlorine

    Splash! Getting our kids physically active is a top priority for their short and long-term health, and swimming is a wonderful, fun way to do it. Public pools are typically treated with chlorine-based…

    Throat Clearing – An Important Clue?
    April 28, 2003
    Throat Clearing – An Important Clue?

    On the historic island of Crete, with its olive trees, orange groves, and vineyards; its old stone farmhouses, monasteries and villages; and its long-forgotten castles and chapels, sits a modern unive…

    Asthma and SARS
    April 15, 2003
    Asthma and SARS

    There has never been a better time to be sure your asthma is under control. With a proper treatment plan, most asthma symptoms can be prevented or minimized. Uncontrolled, the linings of the airways i…

    EPA Report on Children and the Environment (Lead, Tobacco, Asthma, and Mercury)
    February 25, 2003
    EPA Report on Children and the Environment (Lead, Tobacco, Asthma, and Mercury)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their second report on America’s Children and the Environment on February 24, 2003. Where we have taken decisive action, kids’ health is getting …

    Nighttime Coughs
    January 13, 2003
    Nighttime Coughs

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Coughing at night can come from several sources, including post-nasal drip (either from allergies or an infection--cold or sinus infection). The mucus drains down the back of the …

    Asthma Signs
    January 2, 2003
    Asthma Signs

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most people don't realize it but some kids with asthma cough instead of wheezing (called cough-variant asthma). Those that cough during exercise should be checked for asthma, espe…

    Wheezing
    November 4, 2002
    Wheezing: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to wheezing: Our airways are designed to be responsive to harmful substances in the air. If we walk through clouds of smoke, our airways will shrink, protecting our delicate lung tissues …

    Food Allergies
    October 29, 2002
    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Food hypersensitivity, Oral allergy syndrome, Allergic proctocolitis Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen …

    cough
    October 26, 2002
    Cough: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed – but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It’s impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is a c…

    diseases-azbronchiolitis_article
    October 25, 2002
    Bronchiolitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to bronchiolitis: Worried parents stand over the crib, listening to their baby cough and struggle to breathe. He may have bronchiolitis. Most parents have heard of pneumonia or bronchitis…

    Asthma
    October 24, 2002
    Asthma: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Reactive airway disease, wheezy bronchitis, viral-associated wheezing, bronchiolitis Introduction to asthma: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as…

    Breast Feeding and Asthma
    August 5, 2002
    Breast Feeding and Asthma

    We’ve known for awhile that when mothers have asthma (or related conditions such as eczema and hay fever) breast feeding for at least 4 to 6 months will lower the risk of her child developing asthma…

    A New Test For Asthma
    May 30, 2002
    A New Test For Asthma

    Part of the problem in asthma is airway tightening (often treated with albuterol); part of the problem is inflammation in the lungs. This ongoing inflammation is often undertreated, resulting in more …

    Asthma Star Power!
    May 29, 2002
    Asthma Star Power!

    What do Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Funkmaster Flex, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Goldblum, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Kelsey Grammer, Shaquille O’Neal, Gwyneth Paltrow, Diane Sawyer, and General Schwarzkopf all h…