Respiratory

Asthma

Ozone-Safe Primatene Mist Inhaler Is Not Safe for Asthma

Primatene Mist epinephrine inhaler is now ozone-safe, FDA-approved and back on the market—but a dangerous choice for people with asthma. Here’s why.

Respiratory

Lung Problems? Your Medication Could Be the Culprit

More than two dozen widely used drugs can lead to shortness of breath or some other lung problem. Here are the ones to check…

Respiratory

Vaping? Your E-Cigarette’s Flavor Puts Your Health at Risk

Flavorings added to e-cigarettes makes vaping even worse for your lungs—raising risk for various lung diseases and possibly lung cancer.

Respiratory

The Bottom Line Guide to Outliving the Flu

Despite best efforts, you’re now sidelined with the flu. Take these quick steps to speed the journey to feeling better.

COPD

Triple Therapy for COPD: Greater Benefits But Also Greater Risk

For severe COPD, multi-drug treatment can improve breathing but comes with a dangerous warning.

Asthma

If You Have Asthma, Do This to Protect Yourself from AFib

The risk for this dangerous irregular heartbeat is higher in people with asthma. Here’s what you need to do to help prevent it.

Respiratory

Why Do I Choke On My Saliva?

Choking and coughing from inhaling your own saliva can be embarrassing. Is it a sign of something serious? Find out…plus tips that help…

Respiratory

Cleaning Your Home Can Harm Your Lungs

People who clean their homes regularly can suffer lung-function decline similar to that of cigarette smokers. Here’s how to protect yourself.

COPD

Can’t Catch Your Breath? The Problem May Have Nothing to Do With Your Lungs…

Perhaps climbing a flight or two of stairs has never really affected your breathing—until now. Or maybe you notice that…

Respiratory

Quiz: What Do You Really Know About Your Lungs?

Your lungs are the largest organ in your body—and amazing! Learn what’s normal for them…what’s not…and how to keep them healthy.

Asthma

Keep a Common Cold Out of Your Lungs—Especially If You Have Asthma

If you're prone to bronchitis or pneumonia or have asthma, you may freak out any time someone near you coughs…

Respiratory

4 Secrets to Easier Breathing

Simple ways to help yourself when you just can't catch your breath... If you can't catch your breath, walking, climbing…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Mysterious Chronic Cough Cured with Old-Fashioned Remedies

David’s cough began after spending a month in New Orleans. Doctors blamed it on stress! But here are the dietary changes and supplements that cured him.

Respiratory

Try These Fast Fixes for Your Cough

Even over-the-counter cough remedies have side effects…and studies show they don’t even work that well. Here, the natural fixes that do…

Respiratory

Is Toxic Algae in a Pond or Stream Near You?

Blue-green algae on lakes, streams, ponds and other fresh waterways sometimes produces toxins that can make you sick. Here’s what you need to know…