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“I had a hard time keeping up or playing basketball, I was limited a lot by asthma,” says 18-year-old Cyrus Johnson, a senior in high school who came to the pulmonary clinic at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical [...]
By uclahealth • January 2, 2019
Dr perry schall was my primary care physician at the Cleveland clinic. He knew exactly how to treat on symptoms of on coming asthma. I wasn’t sure about the coughing spasms I was having. He tried one treatment but didn’t give up on [...]
By Lizb • October 22, 2018
“I used to have asthma as a child and had numerous visits to the emergency room,” says Dr. Sande Okelo, associate professor of pediatrics and division chief of UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “As a physician I understood there was a great [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2018
“Having a child with asthma can be frightening,” says Brian, father to 2-year-old Finn, who brought his son to see UCLA pediatric pulmonologist Sande Okelo, MD. “There have been some nights were we were really unsure about what to do. The one really positive aspect of [...]
By uclahealth • October 10, 2018
"It’s hard to explain, but when you feel so frustrated and worried, and then you have support, it eases the worry a little bit,” says Trang Ngo-Beteta, mother to Theo Beteta, a patient of UCLA pediatric pulmonologist Diana Chen, MD. “All the nurses and doctors in [...]
By uclahealth • August 6, 2018
Dear Doctor: I love ham sandwiches – and have one almost every day. I also have asthma, and just read that processed meats can increase the risk of asthma. How can this be? Meats have been cured – that is preserved [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 30, 2018
Dear Doctor: We live near a freeway with a lot of traffic.  Do I need to be worried about my kids developing asthma? This is a valid question.  Cars release a number of small particles into the air that can irritate [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 21, 2018
I've had asthma since I was a kid. I never did track or cross country, and couldn't run more than 3 miles at most. There were days I couldn't even go for a walk because it was so hard to breathe. Since being under
By Rachel93 • March 27, 2018
Asthma is a disease that affects one in 13 Americans, with children and teens affected more than adults. This condition causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, which makes breathing difficult. The attacks can be mild or severe, and in some cases, even life-threatening. While there is no [...]
By uclahealth • March 15, 2018
Dear Doctors: When it's our turn to bring team snacks to the kids' weekend soccer games, the most challenging part is accommodating so many allergies, especially to peanuts. Is it true that there's now a way to keep children from getting a peanut allergy in the first place?
By Ask the Doctors • March 8, 2018