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Dear Doctors: We’re in central Oregon, and even though the wildfires aren’t right next to our town, we’ve had bad air quality all summer. My husband and I and our kids are feeling irritation in our lungs and sinuses, like when you’re catching a cold. Can this happen even when [...]

By Ask the Doctors • November 2, 2020

Hello again, dear readers, and welcome back to our monthly letters column. You’ve kept our inbox lively this month, so we’ll dive right into your questions and comments.

-- A reader in Oregon, where ongoing wildfires have created dangerous air quality, wondered about masks. “Will our masks that we wear for [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 14, 2020

UCLA Health pulmonologist recommends ways to stay safe and healthy during fire season and the pandemic

By Alana Prisco • September 15, 2020
When wildfires rage, anxiety can rise as high and as fast as temperatures. In fact, little in life matches the stress of having to pack up your entire family and move [...]
By Meg Sullivan • June 21, 2016