Triple therapy helps control severe asthma

Asthma affects approximately 20 million adults in the US. It is a common cause of workplace and school absenteeism, and is one of the leading causes of hospitalizations in the US. Between 5% and 10% of asthmatics have frequent, persistent symptoms despite treatment with multiple medications, and are categorized as “difficult to treat” and “severe” […]

Rising temperatures: How to avoid heat-related illnesses and deaths

In Boston, we believe warmer is better. Our cravings for warmth are formed in the cold, dark winter nights when the prospect of summer seems impossibly remote. But with July temperatures reaching near 100° F, our winter dreams are becoming a summertime nightmare. Dangerous heat exposures in Boston and other cities across the US aren’t […]

Avoiding COVID-19 when following the guidelines seems impossible

By now, we all know the drill: Maintain physical distance. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Avoid people who are sick and stay away from others if you are sick. While these measures may seem simple enough, they are not easy to keep up month after month. Yet they are likely to be with us […]

Asthma – COPD – Pneumonia

Asthma – COPD – Pneumonia

Watching someone having an asthma attack is scary. Especially when the steroid inhaler that’s supposed to help is doing nothing. There’s a sketch by Spike Milligan, where he’s asked what his friend died of. His answer is ‘Shortness of breath’, which is exactly what my Mother died of due to asthma. Watching these videos makes […]