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Glucocorticoids Linked to Hospitalized Infection Risk in RA

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 – For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy, continued use of glucocorticoids is associated with an increased...

U.K. Study Looks at Stepping Down Meds in Stable Asthma

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 – Asthma patients are increasingly prescribed higher levels of treatment, and few patients step down medications, according to a study published online July 21 in PLOS...

Using Fewer Asthma Meds May Be Safe Option for Some

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 – People with asthma often need several medications to control their wheezing, but new research suggests that some can use less without suffering an asthma flare. Yet that's...

Triple Inhaled Therapy Aids in Moderate-to-Very Severe COPD

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 – Triple therapy, including glucocorticoid at either of two dose levels, is beneficial for moderate-to-very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to...

Outcomes Better at One Year With Physical Therapy for Knee OA

THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 – For patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, those undergoing physical therapy have less pain and functional disability at one year compared with those who receive an...

Cumulative Dose of Oral Steroids Associated With HTN Incidence

MONDAY, March 23, 2020 – For adults with any of six chronic inflammatory diseases, a cumulative dose of oral glucocorticoids is associated with an increased incidence of hypertension, according to a...

'Green Inhalers' Could Reduce Carbon Footprint: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 – Eco-friendly asthma inhalers could lower both greenhouse emissions and medical costs, according to a new British study. Inhalers use hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellants to...

For Many With Mild Asthma, Popular Rx May Not Work: Study

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 – A widely used type of asthma medication may not work in more than half of patients who are prescribed it, new research shows. Inhaled corticosteroids, which are designed to...

Health Tip: Grapefruit May Interact With Medication

-- While grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C and potassium, it may interact with your medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The FDA says these types of medication may become...

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-Ups

SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 – Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies. Short-term...

Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 – Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine's Day romancing, an expert warns. "Keeping everyone free of allergy and asthma flare-ups helps keep the focus on...

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 – Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are placed on powerful inhaled corticosteroid therapy to ease symptoms. But new research suggests the...

Easing Your Child's Asthma

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 – If your child is among the 10 percent of kids with asthma, you want to do everything you can to control it. Start by working with your child's allergist to identify his or...

Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 – The economic cost of asthma in the United States is nearly $82 billion a year, federal health officials report. That figure includes medical expenses and costs associated...

Sniffing Out the Best Allergy Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 – Seasonal allergies make life miserable for millions of Americans. So, in a bid to ease some of that discomfort, experts from two leading groups of allergists created a task...

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