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Is Asthma Holding You Back?
In the United States, an estimated 15.4 million people are treated for asthma each year. This places an enormous burden on both individual patients and the US economy.
Know Your Asthma Triggers
Knowing your asthma triggers is the first step in avoiding them.
First Generic Advair Diskus Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic Advair Diskus to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
OTC Asthma Inhaler Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the only asthma inhaler available over the counter (OTC) in the United States.
Despite Decline, Asthma Attacks Still a Concern in Kids
Although asthma attacks have declined among children in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there is still work to be done.
FDA Removes Warning for Some Inhalers
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed a strong warning for some combination inhalers.
New Rx Approved for Rare Autoimmune Disease
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to treat a rare condition that causes inflammation in the wall of the body's blood vessels.
Symbicort Gets OK for Kids with Asthma
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for children with asthma. 
The Link Between Asthma and Obesity
Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese, according to a new study.
Keeping Asthma in Check
Getting flu vaccinations and having asthma medications on hand at school may help keep kids with asthma healthy, according to two new studies.