Posted by: Eric Mull, DO on Jan 22, 2024

Radon is a gas that occurs naturally from the breakdown of a substance called uranium. Radon can get into your homes through cracks in your foundation, gaps in floors or around pipes, construction joints and even the water supply.

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The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

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Every day, millions of children are exposed to secondhand smoke. Kids are also often exposed to “thirdhand” smoke, which comes from toxins that build up over time on surfaces exposed to smoke. Read More

Why You Should Use a Spacer with a Pediatric Inhaler?

May 29, 2014

A spacer resembles a cylindrical tube creates “space” between your child’s mouth and the medicine. This space helps the medicine break into smaller droplets which can move easier and deeper into the lungs and therefore works very well to help your child breathe better. Read More

What is Allergy Induced Asthma?

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For many people with asthma, spring can be a very challenging time of the year. Rapid changes in the weather and lingering upper respiratory viruses can both cause breathing difficulties. Read More

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Autumn Asthma Attacks

Oct 02, 2013

Just as millions of children head back to school every autumn, hospitals are always bustling with emergency room and inpatient visits at the same time. October is one of the busiest months of the year in regards to severe asthma attacks. Read More

Asthma Myth: Exercise/Sports

Jun 06, 2013

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I had no choice but to become a raging Pittsburgh Steelers fan. So when I had the chance to work with Jerome Bettis, former running back for the Steelers and future Hall of Famer, during an Asthma Sports Camp a few years ago, it was a dream come true. Read More