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Exercising with Asthma

Do you cough, wheeze, and have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise? If yes, you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). This happens when the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma.

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Asthma Triggers and How to Avoid Them

An asthma trigger is anything that makes your asthma worse. When you encoun­ter one of your triggers, it can cause a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms, which is often called an asthma attack, episode, or flare-up.

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Going on Vacation?

Thinking of traveling by plane or train? Taking a road trip? Follow these tips to help prevent asthma and allergy flare-ups during your special adventure.

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Don’t Let Allergies & Asthma Spoil Your Outdoor Fun

Outdoor spring and summer activi­ties can bring plenty of unwanted guests – from mosquitos and rain to your nosey next-door neighbor. The last thing you want to worry about is allergy and asthma triggers putting a damper on your warm weather plans. Before you resign yourself to spending these beautiful, sunny days indoors, try these tips to help you identify the allergy and asthma triggers that may be lurking in your backyard and prevent them from spoiling your outdoor fun.

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Get the Facts on Exercise-Induced Asthma

Whether you are training for the next Winter Olympics or enjoying winter sports on your own, exercise-induced broncho­constriction should not force you to be a spectator in your favorite sporting activities.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

You don’t want to be a Scrooge. You really don’t. But every holi­day season you wonder why your “seasonal” allergies are still bothering you. Why are you stuck sneezing, wheez­ing, and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing, and spreading cheer?

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Say Hello to Fall

With its cooler temperatures, beautiful colors, and fun activities, fall is a favorite season for many people. But the arrival of harvest season also signals the arrival of fall allergies, causing headaches, stuffy noses, and sneezing that can put a damper on fall fun. If you’re one of more than 50 million Americans with allergies and asthma, the following tips can help you find relief and enjoy fall to the fullest.

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NFL Legend Jerome Bettis

by Jessica Webb Errickson

As one of the most celebrated players in NFL history, former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis knows the importance of staying at the top of his game. For Jerome, whose impressive rushing skills earned him the nickname “The Bus,” keeping in tiptop shape demands more than a healthy diet and exercise routine; he also has to contend with asthma and severe food allergies. But with his asthma under control and his anaphylaxis action plan in place, nothing can stop “The Bus.”

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