Medications

First generic of symbicort receives FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic of Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) Inhalation Aerosol to treat asthma in patients 6 years and older and for maintenance treatment in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improving diagnosis of asthma-COPD overlap

A University of Texas at Arlington faculty member and nurse practitioner (NP) said she hopes to bring more attention to an underrecognized condition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Zapping' air passages may bring relief for severe asthma

Inhalers, pills or injections help most people control their asthma, but some with severe disease opt for cutting-edge surgery that "remodels" their airways to improve their breathing.

Immunology

Mayo Clinic Minute: When asthma attacks

Asthma is a lung condition that causes swelling of the airways. It can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. It's the most common chronic disease among children, though it affects ...

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