Wildfire with smoke in the air - Smoke and asthma treatment
    Where there’s Fire, there’s Smoke: Poor air quality and asthma treatment

    When the wildfires hit Northern California, I knew it would be only a matter of time before the smoke drifted into the Bay Area and the air quality worsened. Predictably, children with asthma would be…

    The Trilogy by B

    This is the 3rd video to complete the trilogy of B. We've been having a lot of asthma issues lately with school, with wheezing and calls home from the nurses office, so it was about time. I have to ad…

    Your Child’s Asthma: the 6 Crucial Steps To Maintaining Financial Health

    If your child has a chronic condition like asthma, it's not just enough to keep your child healthy. You owe it to yourself and the other members of your family to keep your family's finances healthy a…

    Finding the Perfect Sport for my Asthmatic Child

    All kids love playing outdoors with their friends, biking or playing sports, and Jack is no different. He loves being outside, playing with his friends. The only catch was how to help him be active wi…

    Green Means Go –How We Asthma-Proofed Our House

    Once we'd outlined Jack's asthma action plan, eliminating the asthma triggers which would push him into the yellow "caution" zone and the red "danger" zone from our house was the next step. I'm a pret…

    Ready…Set…Action! – How We Learned to Use an Asthma Action Plan

    After the initial diagnosis, it became apparent that we had to figure out a way to control Jack's asthma ? at school, at home, at play ? in other words, 24/7. What a tall order! It's hard enough to ra…

    How I Learned My Child Had Asthma – and How I Learned to Live With It

    Asthma became a part of our lives early, and has never left. Jack is our oldest son, and my husband and I were overjoyed when he arrived. Unfortunately, our joy was tempered with worry almost right aw…

    Chronic Allergies and Asthma

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Even stubborn, chronic allergies and asthma can often be brought under control. Marie, it sounds like you and your son have both been through quite a lot. He's on a powerful arsen…

    Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’
    Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’

    Today is my final guest blog in this series on asthma. I am deeply grateful to DrGreene.com for inviting me and to all the readers for viewing my posts. I hope you have found them helpful. (more&helli…

    Asthma Awareness: A ‘Step Therapy’ Approach to Medications
    Asthma Awareness: A ‘Step Therapy’ Approach to Medications

    Treating asthma is a dynamic process, the goal being controlled asthma, which interferes with your life to the smallest extent possible. In the quest to control asthma, medications are also important.…

    Asthma Awareness: The Patient-Doctor Relationship
    Asthma Awareness: The Patient-Doctor Relationship

    Thinking back to childhood, I still have great affection for my physician, Dr. Judge. Visits to him never seemed rushed. He always carefully listened to my mother (and me), performed an unhurried phys…

    Asthma Awareness: The Nature of Asthma and Avoiding Triggers
    Asthma Awareness: The Nature of Asthma and Avoiding Triggers

    Historically, asthma has been looked upon as a disease of weakness. Sadly, this misunderstanding persists today among some people. This belief is a myth. Asthma is a chronic illness of the lungs. (mor…

    Asthma Awareness: Taking Control of a Chronic Condition
    Asthma Awareness: Taking Control of a Chronic Condition

    Come with me on a journey into the life of a young child with asthma: Feel what they feel when their asthma strikes. It is nighttime and you are comfortably sleeping. Suddenly you begin to cough, and …

    Pulmonary Testing
    Pulmonary Testing

    Dr. Hall's Answer: I'm sorry to hear that your child has been ill. Certainly frequent colds are part of the package when your child starts daycare. In fact, studies estimate that a child in their firs…

    Here we go again
    Here we go again

    It's been a year and a half since my bout with asthma. It's under control, I'm working out hard again, and my husband no longer puts fertilizer on our lawn when we reseed. I'm as healthy as can be. It…

    Silly Rabbits, it’s for Kids
    Silly Rabbits, it’s for Kids

    My son was about six when I got off of sugar and wheat. I saw how great it was for me, so I thought, "What if I could do the same for him?" But how do you tell a six year old: No more sugar? So I used…

    Bright Eyes but no Bushy Tail
    Bright Eyes but no Bushy Tail

    The day after my macrobiotic meal, I was determined to do everything Craig suggested. That meant eliminate sugar and wheat from my diet, and add about 70% organic vegetables and some fruits as well as…

    The Last Supper
    The Last Supper

    During winter 2010, my friend Debbie, an acupuncturist, kept bugging me about going to some macrobiotic dinner at her house. All I could think was "macro what"? The only thing I knew about macrobiotic…

    A breath of Fresh Air
    A breath of Fresh Air

    Let me start off by saying, I don't have asthma. Well, I don't normally have asthma. I haven't had it for most of my life. I only had it for about two years of my life when I was around 22, which I tr…

    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality
    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality

    Most of us spend the vast majority of each day indoors, where air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outside. Indoor air quality issues revolve around environmental contaminants such as allergens and…