Chronic Care

Can Text Messages Help Boost Asthma Outcomes?

Asthma patients who are given electronic asthma plans have better health outcomes, according to a new pilot study published this month.

Chronic Cough in Kids Can Be Frustrating

A recent publication describes a structured approach to chronic cough in children.

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Alleviate Chronic Pain?

Studies suggest vitamin D deficiency is associated with higher risk of pain, so shouldn’t vitamin D supplementation decrease pain?

Overlapping Asthma Phenotypes Increases Need for Medication

Identifying asthma phenotypes based on noninvasive markers could help clinicians better tailor therapy for people with asthma.

Glove and Stocking Pain: Sign of Peripheral Neuropathy

Half of people who have diabetes eventually develop diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and the warning signs are sensory symptoms that start in the distant periphery and progressing in a characteristic 'glove and stocking' way.

Early Respiratory Symptoms Can Predict Asthma

Researchers from a number of public health agencies in France took on the task of identifying phenotypes in infants. The results of their study indicate that early respiratory symptoms predict asthma at 1 year.

Today's HIV Profile

The 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections demonstrated how far our understanding of HIV has come in the last 30 years, and revealed some cutting-edge science.

Pregnancy in Women With Asthma

Obstetricians and general practitioners most often field questions from women who have asthma, as this condition is more common than most other chronic conditions in young people.

A Perfect Storm: Asthma and Weather

Weather can exacerbate asthma, and one specific trigger is thunderstorm activity.

Asthma in Kids: Look for these Red Flags

Increasingly, healthcare providers, and policy makers are looking at effective interventions in school age children with asthma.