Asthma has played a defining role in the young life of 13-year-old Kiniaya Parham. It often causes her and her mother, Eugenia Davis, to have sleepless nights. She has an inhaler, a spacer, and a nebulizer and takes several medications, including a nasal spray and eye drops, to control her symptoms. Still, she has visited […]
Ever since Debbie Ouellette, nurse coordinator in Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center, was a little girl, she liked to dance. She planned to be a ballet dancer, but by the time she reached high school, her aspirations changed. Instead, Debbie earned a nursing degree in college, but continued dancing for fun and fitness. In […]
While many people breathe a sigh of relief when spring arrives, the 7 million American children who have asthma may simply find it more difficult to breathe. Spring ushers in the pollen season, which may trigger allergies that lead to asthma.
My son, Paul, has been sick since almost 4-months-old with RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). For about 7-1/2 years we kept having doctors appointments and ER visits because he was diagnosed at a young age with asthma and was constantly sick.