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Asthma in children fact sheet

Economic Burden of Asthma

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Vitamin D Supplementation Improves Asthma Control

SAN DIEGO – Vitamin D supplementation improves asthma control for individuals with asthma and vitamin deficiency, according to research presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference

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Budesonide-Formoterol Used As Needed Beneficial in Mild Asthma

HealthDay News — Inhaled combined budesonide-formoterol used as needed is beneficial for mild asthma, according to two studies published in the May 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Women Who Clean More Likely to Develop Asthma, Lung Function Decline


Asthma is an airway disease that affects approximately 25 million people in the United States.1 A 20-year study of 6235 participants in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey found that women who work as cleaners or frequently use cleaning sprays and products at home have a greater lung function decline over time than women who do not clean . . . . read more

CDC: Certain Occupations Linked to Elevated Asthma Mortality

According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, certain industries and occupations have been linked to elevated asthma mortality rates. . . . read more

Asthma Guideline Adherence

Adherence to many of the key recommendations in the 2007 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma was found to be low among primary care physicians and asthma specialists . . . read more

Treatment Options for Patients With Severe Asthma

Asthma is an airway disease that affects approximately 25 million people in the United States.1 Although the majority of patients respond to standard therapy of low or moderate doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), 5-10% of patients remain uncontrolled despite escalating therapy. . . . read more