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How Your Cat is Helping You Lead a Healthier Life

You probably think of your cat like a member of the family, but did you know felines help make their humans more heart healthy?  Several studies indicate that owning a cat can help lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and even blood pressure.[1] Simply having a cat in your family could reduce the chance that you have a […]

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Living well with asthma

Asthma may be a chronic condition, but it is also manageable. There are several things those diagnosed with asthma can do to improve their quality of life. Identify and avoid triggers Asthma’s severity varies from person to person. Some experience rare and minor attacks while others find themselves seeking emergency medical attention. Knowing what your […]

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Clinical diagnosis guidelines

Four Components of Asthma Care 1. Assessment and Monitoring of Asthma Severity and Control Assessment and monitoring of asthma are tied to the concepts of severity, control and responsiveness and the domains of impairment and risk. For assessing asthma severity and asthma control by impairment and risk, see age specific charts. Components of Asthma Assessment […]

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Controlling asthma

You Can Control Your Asthma A Guide to Understanding Asthma and its Triggers. What Is Asthma? Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is the most common long-term disease of children, but adults have asthma, too. Asthma causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. If you […]

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Asthma and children

A Primer on Childhood Asthma Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which bronchial tubes and airways become swollen and sore, causing difficulty breathing. It impacts millions of Americans—20 million, according to the National Institutes of Health. Of those, 9 million are children. It is difficult to see your children suffer, and asthma attacks can […]

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