Allergy and Asthma

Understanding COPD

For most of us, breathing is something we do without being aware of it. But for people who suffer from COPD, the ability to breathe freely can present challenges.

October is National Healthy Lung Month. We talked to Ed Neuzil, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Allergy Sinus & Asthma Family Health Center who explained what COPD is and how it can be treated.

Explaining Asthma

Asthma has been increasing since the early 1980s in all age groups. The condition makes breathing difficult and often leads to coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Ed Neuzil, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Allergy Sinus & Asthma Family Health Center talked to us about asthma and how it is treated.

Sizing Up Symptoms

On average, elementary school children get six to eight colds each school year, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. For high school kids, it's about half of that; and seasonal allergies are believed to affect as many as 40% of U.S. children. Although the symptoms of colds and allergies can be similar, there are also some key differences.

We consulted Ed Neuzil, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at the Allergy Sinus & Asthma Family Health Center to find out what to be on the lookout for when your child comes home with the sniffles.