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Why You Should See a Doctor If You Think You Are Suffering from Asthma

Every year, asthma strikes more and more people. About 26 million people in the United States have asthma, which is about 8.3% of the population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma was the cause of 14.2 million doctor visits and 1.8 million emergency room visits in 2016. That same year, more than […]

The Flu and Asthma

As Flu season gets underway, it is important for everyone to be informed on key facts about the Flu. The Flu is a potentially dangerous infection for anyone, but many of our patients at AIR Care are at a higher risk for complications from the Flu, especially those with asthma. In fact, asthma is the […]

What is the Microbiome?

WHAT IS THE MICROBIOME The term “good bacteria” is by now familiar, and probiotic supplements and foods have been found on supermarket shelves for some time.  Humans are colonized by trillions of microorganisms that include bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoans.1 The microbiome refers to all the microorganisms, and their DNA, living within the human body.  The […]

10 Back to School Tips for Kids with Allergies or Asthma

Getting your kids back in school means summer has come to an end; it also means relinquishing control over what your little ones eat, touch, and come in contact with. That loss of control can make moms of kids with allergies or asthma very nervous. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, […]

What Is Adult-Onset Asthma?

What Is Adult-Onset Asthma? Although most cases of asthma are diagnosed in childhood, the condition can develop at any stage of life. An estimated 17 million adults in the United States have asthma, and if you’re diagnosed with the disease after age 20, it’s considered adult-onset asthma. Unfortunately, getting asthma as an adult can be […]