If you’re one of the more than 25 million Americans living with asthma, you know firsthand the various challenges it can bring. But asthma does not need to overtake your life. As a physician, I’m here to remind you that there are ways you can live your best life with asthma. Know your triggers and … Continue reading Living your best life — with asthma
Having asthma is like breathing through a straw. Those words stare at me every day like a billboard. That’s how Mark Millard, MD, pulmonologist on the medical staff at the Baylor Scott & White Martha Foster Lung Care Center, first described asthma to me. Before you get the wrong idea, I’m not a pre-teen. I … Continue reading Breathing through a straw: Life with adult-onset asthma
When you think about asthma, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s an image of your child coughing after exposure to pollen, or maybe it’s a kid running around on the soccer field that starts wheezing. We usually do not think of adults as having asthma, and for good reason — adult-onset asthma does not usually … Continue reading Could your chest cold be a sign of asthma?
For Wade Whitney, 10, it was a rite of spring to be hospitalized because of allergy-induced asthma. However, 2016 marked the first time in three years that rite was annulled. What made the difference? Camp Wheeze Away at Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children, 20 miles south of Killeen, an annual camp sponsored by Baylor Scott & … Continue reading Camp Wheeze Away eases asthma
Every time you take a breath, it kick-starts a complex series of events that brings oxygen from the air into the blood that circulates through your entire body. It’s a fascinating process that can sometimes hit speed bumps. “At least 40 million Americans are currently diagnosed with a chronic lung condition,” said Mark Millard, MD, … Continue reading 3 chronic conditions that can damage your lungs
With all of the coughing and wheezing you have been doing, it can be hard to figure out what’s wrong. Are you out of shape, do you have allergies, feeling a little sick, or do you have asthma? For most people asthma is diagnosed as a child, but there are cases that may develop later … Continue reading Changes in asthma with age
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Asthma is often thought of as a childhood disease, and while it may occur more frequently in children, it can strike at any age. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 30 million Americans have asthma. Even … Continue reading WATCH: How The Rules of Two® Can Help Asthma Sufferers
There are many health benefits of breastfeeding your newborn that can improve the quality of health for both mother and baby, yet the benefits are often misunderstood. So what are the need-to-knows about breast milk? Erin Hamilton-Spence, M.D., a neonatologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth sat down with CBS-11 … Continue reading Breastfeeding Your Newborn: Common Questions Answered
Ah , summer: A time for hiking, biking, picnicking and, for the many people living with asthma, concern. But an asthma diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the great outdoors. Stay active and safe by following these tips from Mark Millard, M.D., a pulmonologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical … Continue reading Dealing with Asthma: Breathe Easy
When you think of asthma, do you picture a nerdy kid taking a break from gym class to use his inhaler? That’s how the movies portray it. But in reality, asthma affects the young and the old, and it strikes indoors and out. And many times, asthma is triggered by allergens—not always exercise or activity. … Continue reading Allergies and Asthma: What’s Got You Wheezing?