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Primatene Mist and other generic epinephrine inhalers are the only over-the-counter asthma medications available. Primatene Mist, as well as other generic epinephrine inhalers, that are powered by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are no longer currently available for the treatment of asthma in the United States. Primatene Mist was approved by the Food and Drug

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Ask an Expert: What Happens If Asthma Is Not Controlled Properly?

Ask an Expert: What Happens If Asthma Is Not Controlled Properly? This article is part of Health Divide: Asthma in People of Color, a destination in our Health Divide series. Verywell / Zoe HansenMeet the ExpertJurairat J. Molina, M.D., is a board-certified allergist who has been practicing in the field of

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A Full-Circle Journey With Asthma

Charmayne Anderson shares her journey with lifelong asthma and advocating for asthma patients with Allergy & Asthma Network. This article is part of Health Divide: Asthma in People of Color, a destination in our Health Divide series. Photo courtesy of Charmayne Anderson / Designed by Zoe Hansen / VerywellI recognized my asthma when I was a very young child. I recall

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Spiriva (Tiotropium) - Inhalation

What Is Spiriva? Spiriva (tiotropium) is an inhalable drug in the class known as anticholinergics. It is most commonly prescribed to manage and treat lung disorders, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).Spiriva is a

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Ask an Expert: Should I Get Checked for Asthma?

By reviewing your medical history and running a few tests, doctors can diagnose asthma and prescribe the right treatments for effective symptom relief. This article is part of Health Divide: Asthma in People of Color, a destination in our Health Divide series. Verywell / Zoe HansenMeet the ExpertFarah Khan, MD, is a board-certified allergist/immunologist who treats pediatric and adult patients

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Bridging the Gap to Care After I Lost My Son to Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes difficulty breathing. Learn about Asthma from a first-person experience. This article is part of Health Divide: Asthma in People of Color, a destination in our Health Divide series. Photo Courtesy of Laonis Quinn / Designed by Zoe Hansen / VerywellMeet the AuthorLaonis has suffered from asthma since she was six

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Ask an Expert: What Are the Risk Factors for Asthma?

Family history, environmental factors, and exposure to irritants at work and in the home can elevate one's risk for developing asthma. This article is part of Health Divide: Asthma in People of Color, a destination in our Health Divide series. Zoe Hansen / VerywellMeet the Expert Farah Khan, M.D., is a board-certified allergist/immunologist who treats pediatric and adult

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Asthma Risk in People of Color

Asthma statistics reveal a significant disparity among Black, Latinx, and Indigenous populations. Learn what factors increase the risk of developing asthma. Asthma is a lung disease that restricts the airways, making it difficult to breathe. It is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States, but some populations are more affected than others. Data shows that people from Black, Latinx,

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Asthma Diagnosis Barriers for People of Color

A significant amount of people with asthma experience issues receiving a diagnosis, especially people in people of color. Asthma is a chronic condition that impacts the airways of the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. If asthma isn't diagnosed and treated, it can cause serious and potentially life-threatening complications.While statistics show that people from

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What Neuroscientists & Dietitians Swear By For All-Day Focus & Attention

Benefits include sustained mental and physical energy, concentration, and productivity.*

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CDC Recommends COVID Boosters for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

Kids ages 5 to 11 can now get a booster shot of the COVID vaccine. Learn how the organization made this decision, and what it means for families. Key TakeawaysThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends Pfizer booster shots for children ages 5 and older.Pediatricians say boosters are important to keep young children safe from the virus, but more children need to get their

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