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5 Possible Signs of a Severe Asthma Attack

During an asthma attack, a person’s airways may become inflamed, narrow and swollen, which makes it difficult to breathe. However, severe asthma attacks are more serious. Here’s why:

Take a Breather: 8 Fast Facts on Severe Asthma

You may know about asthma, and that 26 million people in the US have it. But, how much do you know about severe asthma – a type of asthma that that affects up to 10% of all asthma sufferers?

Letting the Sunshine In – transparency that’ll grow trust

Transparency for the sake of transparency seems a fruitless endeavor. Done right, however, it can be very powerful in strengthening relationships and forging new partnerships. Tomorrow, CMS will release the 2015 data for pharmaceutical industry payments to healthcare professionals. Now in its third year, the initiative has helped demystify financial connections between these two critically linked health stakeholders.

Persevering to accelerate your career success – lessons from an engineer

I was born and raised in Mexico and grew up loving both science and people. This love helped me decide to study Chemical Engineering. I have a rewarding professional life that has taught me few dos and one don’ts for a fulfilling career. As I prepared for my presentation at AIChE's monthly meeting, I thought it might help others if I shared these lessons with a wider audience.

The Power of Advocacy: Coming Together for the Patient

When it comes to patient care, information sharing is vital – between the patient and doctor, and among multiple members of the care team.  But did you ever think that information sharing is equally important during the research process, long before a new medical therapy reaches patients?

Global mission, local impact

We often hear of humanitarian work in other parts of the world, but here in the United States there is real need as well. Around47 million in the US live in poverty. Financial pressures here can be immense, especially when it comes to healthcare.

Beyond Breathing: When Is Asthma Really Under Control?

As a physician, I’ve seen a number of patients who have struggled to effectively manage their asthma. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon. In fact, according to a recent survey funded and developed by GSK, nearly three in four (74%) uncontrolled asthma patients still experience symptoms multiple times a week.

In Africa, #MarketsMatter for a healthy society

When it comes to improving access to healthcare in Africa, markets matter. From pharmaceutical companies to small clinics, an interconnected private market complements public sector services to help patients receive the healthcare they need, when and where they need it.

Making the Global Goals our business

Not everyone gets to live their dream job, but I feel extremely lucky and grateful that I do.

8 Simple Activities That May Not Be So Simple When You Have Severe Asthma

Saying “I have asthma” may not be as simple as you think. There are different types of asthma, including mild, moderate or severe asthma and each can make every day activities difficult in their own way.