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Archive | November, 2010

It’s the Water, Not the Caffeine, That Helps With Asthma

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich Those who read the New York Times religiously, and I admit to being fairly orthodox on this point myself, will have noticed an item in “The Claim” column in Tuesday’s science section about caffeine providing possible short-term relief in an asthma attack. “The suspicion stems in part from its chemical structure, […]

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Treating Severe Asthma Using Heat: Eminent Pulmonologist Gives the Facts on Thermoplasty

By Dr. Francis V. Adams On April 27, 2010 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System, the first medical device that uses radiofrequency energy to treat severe and persistent asthma in certain adults. Bronchial thermoplasty is intended for asthmatic patients, ages 18 and older, with severe asthma that is not […]

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