Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say
Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say
Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations
Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom
Allergist outlines ways to minimize effects of pollen
Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found
September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study
Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute
A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel elsewhere in the body (most commonly from the leg), travels to an artery in the lung, and forms an occlusion (blockage) of the artery.
The two types of asthma medications used to treat asthma include long-term control medication and short-term, quick-relief medication.
COPD is a term that refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing. It is estimated that more than 13 million Americans suffer from COPD. It is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Influenza (or flu) is a highly contagious viral infection and is one of the most severe illnesses of the winter season.
Whooping cough, or pertussis, primarily affects infants and young children. Caused by a bacterium, it is characterized by paroxysms (intense fits or spells) of coughing that end with the characteristic whoop as air is inhaled.
Sarcoidosis is a rare disease that results from inflammation.