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Asthma

Asthma is a common disorder in which chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (bronchi) makes them swell, narrowing the airways. Signs and symptoms include shortness of breath, chest tightness, cough and wheezing.

Slideshow: 10 Worst Cities for Asthma, 2011

While there are no asthma-free cities, some are more challenging than others for people living with asthma. View this slideshow to see the 10 worst cites for asthma in 2011, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Asthma Quiz

With this quiz, your asthma IQ depends on your understanding of the asthma causes, symptoms, and treatments that affect millions of American men, women, and children.

Asthma in Children

Read about asthma in kids (children). Learn about asthma statistics, diagnosis, symptoms, signs, medications, and what to do when your kid has an asthma attack.

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Living with Asthma

Watch this slideshow on asthma and learn about this chronic inflammation disorder of the bronchiole tubes (airways) resulting in breathing difficulty. Find information on causes/triggers, symptoms, prevention and treatment of the disease.

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Asthma Myths

There is currently no cure for asthma, and no single exact cause has been identified. Take this slideshow quiz on asthma myths to test your IQ and take an active role in your own health by better understanding this chronic illness.

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Topic of the Day

Nebulizer for Asthma

Introduction

An asthma nebulizer, also known as a breathing machine, changes asthma medication from a liquid to a mist, so that it can be more easily inhaled into the lungs...

A - Z List of Asthma Topics

Alphabetized listing of articles related to Asthma

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