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Adult asthma

Developing an action plan

Asthma can appear at any point in life, including later adulthood. Adult-onset asthma is more likely to cause persistent symptoms and require daily medication to keep it under control. A step-wise method of increasing or decreasing your asthma drug regimen an important part of managing symptoms.

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I have a suppressed immune system. Are vaccines safe?

A: Appropriate and timely vaccines are very important for anyone with a suppressed immune system. That's because a suppressed immune system increases your vulnerability to infections, including those that can be prevented by vaccines. However, vaccine selection for a person with immune suppression is a nuanced topic. It's important to... Read More

Do fitness trackers accurately measure sleep quality?

A: Wearable fitness trackers that claim to also measure sleep have become quite popular. But their accuracy at this task is questionable. Besides measuring the steps you take and other physical activities, fitness trackers often display information about your sleep and wake time. Some give an assessment of... Read More