Quotes 6

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“I have asthma and can’t inhale that stuff that they have in the air down there.”
Aaron Neville

“Jerome has asthma. So we always went to all of his games with his breathing inhaler, and if anything had gone wrong, I was ready to jump over fences and sprint onto the field to give my son that inhaler.”
Johnnie Bettis

“It’s been well shown that second-hand smoke is a definite hazard. There are definitely cardiovascular deaths attributed to second hand smoke. It also causes a considerable amount of sickness. It exacerbates ear infections, lung infections and asthma.”
Robert Vogel

“Children who eat a healthy breakfast are more alert and more able to learn. Children who are more active and of normal weight tend to miss less days in school, and they have a lower incidence of asthma and other types of illnesses like depression and diabetes.”
Susan Aaronson

“Use common sense. It’s better to take it easy and reduce physical exertion outdoors especially if you have a heart condition or lung disease such as asthma.”
Sam Atwood

“Recent, frequent red tides off the west coast of Florida correlated with a 54% increase in emergency room admissions for respiratory illnesses, including, pneumonia, asthma attacks, and other respiratory problems.”
Gregory Bossart

“Most asthma attacks can be prevented.”
Marjorie Crabtree

“Lindsay’s smoking. You think I like it? No. I cry to her. I told her, ‘You have to stop smoking. You have asthma. You could die. This isn’t good for you.’ I can tell her, but I’m her mother. Did you listen to your mother at 19?”
Dina Lohan

“The stress related to having asthma might contribute to behavioral problems because the family’s focus on the medical issue may make managing behavior more difficult. Or, on the other hand, behavior problems may make managing asthma symptoms more difficult.”
Jill Halterman

“Antibiotic use in children has been found to coincide with an increased incidence of childhood asthma. Although the causal nature between antibiotics and asthma is still unclear, our overall results show that treatment with at least one antibiotic as an infant appears to be associated with the development of childhood asthma.”
Carlo Marra

“The fact that we found an association between antibiotic use and the subsequent development of asthma is in itself a fairly substantial message. But I don’t think it’s by any means conclusive. It appears to be an association, but we need further study.”
Carlo Marra

“More than half of them thought they only had asthma when they were having symptoms. They are treating asthma more like a cold or flu that will go away between attacks, than as the serious, chronic disease which it is.”
Ethan Halm

“You want to make sure that you know the triggers and you know what’s causing your asthma, what’s going to cause an attack to go.”
Jeff Davis

“Most patients don’t follow daily treatment regimens no matter how good their doctor is. That disconnect is huge, and it’s a large factor in how well we control asthma in kids and adults.”
Bruce Bender

“There’s a great need for education about asthma. Knowledge is everything.”
Tina Barnard

“Once you have asthma, you have it for life. You might not always be symptomatic. You might have it as a kid and grow out of it. But it may revisit at some point, usually when you have a stress on your life.”
Roberta Fahey

“There’s no such thing as an asthma-free city, so moving won’t solve the problem.”
Mike Tringale

“Parents of children with asthma should watch for problems in their child’s behavior. Sure, kids are going to get into little tiffs, but if behavior problems become commonplace, parents should set appropriate limits and possibly ask for help from school counselors, teachers or their pediatrician. Also, parents should make sure their children’s health care providers are aware of the full extent of the children’s symptoms so they receive the best possible treatment plan.”
Jill Halterman

“Our findings suggest that there may be a fundamental disconnect between how patients and physicians think about and manage asthma. As clinicians, we need to find better ways to uncover patients’ underlying health beliefs as a critical first step to trying to help them understand and treat their asthma as a serious but controllable chronic disease.”
Ethan Halm

“A lot of people have been wondering for many, many years why asthma is rising across the world, particularly in the developed world, and the obesity epidemic has been a near parallel to the asthma epidemic. A lot of epidemiologists have been wondering whether there is really a connection or just a strange coincidence.”
Akshay Sood

“The key findings are that the September epidemic of asthma occurs first and most strongly in children and later in adults and that its occurrence is directly related to school return.”
Neil Johnston