| Jan 27, 2009
Jimmie Rizzo puts a lump of chaw in his lip and picks his way into a ravine below a home in Redlands. Through a wrought-iron fence, a French bulldog named Phoebe yips, snorts and wheezes in her rhinestone collar. Rizzo tells her to shut up. He's here to...
| Jun 30, 2008
ENGLISH singer Amy Winehouse is no stranger to tabloid headlines -- routinely grabbing attention for her alleged drug use, brushes with the law, bizarre onstage behavior and curious fashion choices.
Yet last week's disclosure that the 24-year-old has...
| Jan 8, 2008
| 3:22 PM
Slowly, ever so slowly, hotels are recognizing that travelers who suffer from severe asthma and allergies triggered by dust mites, mold, smoke, pollen, chemicals and animal dander might like to stay in hypoallergenic rooms -- for a price.
With as many as...
| Oct 12, 2009
It's easy to see how air pollution would affect respiratory disease: You breathe in smog-filled miasma all day and the ozone, other noxious gases and small particulate matter therein can make you wheeze and cough. Pollutants can trigger asthma attacks and...
| Mar 15, 2009
On the sixth floor of the Paddock Building downtown, a line of people milled restlessly along the hushed hallway.
They paced in front of a wooden door, which looked more like the entrance to a broom closet than the law offices...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:07 PM
There is a lot of conventional wisdom about allergies and how to handle them, and not all of it is right.
Here are some common misconceptions, along with year-round tips for preventing allergic reactions:
>> Fruit is not always your friend. Many...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Dear Doctor K: I have asthma. Lately my symptoms have been worse at night. Why is that?
Dear Reader: I put many questions to what I call the "grandmother test." My mother's mother did not have much education, but she was smart and had great common...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
First-time home buyer Kelly Sullivan knew to expect the unexpected when she and her husband, Sean, started looking for an east Cobb, Ga., home last year. With Sean just having left the Army for a civilian job and a toddler in tow, the couple had one...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Warning: The contents of this column may cause runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. Just thinking about the dust mites, mold and toxins likely lurking in your home is enough to cause gasping and wheezing even if you don't have asthma.
In fact, ever...
| Jun 30, 2013
Mornings around the Arce household often are chockfull of coughing, wheezing, headaches and runny noses.
To keep these incidents to a minimum, the El Centro family of six, of which five are asthmatic, has gone to great lengths to eliminate any household...