John Bottrell

6 Tips for Better Asthma Control

Respiratory therapist John Bottrell shares 6 strategies he uses to manage his asthma symptoms.

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis: What's the difference?

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are different medical conditions, but similar names cause confusion. It's also possible for a person to have both.

 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, leaving them fragile and more likely to fracture. It often affects the hips, spine, and wrists.

 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is when protective cartilage wears down between bones, leaving joints sore and stiff. It's the most common form of arthritis, often affecting the hips, hands, and knees.

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6 Memes That Describe How It Feels to Live with Asthma
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5 Responses for When People Don’t Take Your Asthma Seriously
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Managing Asthma Through Lifestyle Changes — Without Losing Your Lifestyle
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Winter Asthma Triggers — and How to Avoid Them
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Winter Asthma Triggers — and How to Avoid Them

Will My Kids Have Asthma? How I Manage the Uncertainty
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How Losing Weight Improved My Asthma Symptoms
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Michelle Rivas

How Losing Weight Improved My Asthma Symptoms

7 Home Hacks for Asthma
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Michelle Rivas

7 Home Hacks for Asthma

8 Tips for Talking About Asthma with Others
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Michelle Rivas

8 Tips for Talking About Asthma with Others

Learning to Accept the “New Normal” with Adult Asthma
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Michelle Rivas

Learning to Accept the “New Normal” with Adult Asthma

My First Marathon with Asthma
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Michelle Rivas

My First Marathon with Asthma

Why I Won't Hide My Asthma
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Kamilah Howard

Why I Won't Hide My Asthma

Getting Ready for Cold and Flu Season with Asthma: 4 Steps to Take Now
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Kerri Mackay

Getting Ready for Cold and Flu Season with Asthma: 4 Steps to Take Now

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep with Asthma
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Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep with Asthma

4 Things People with Asthma Are Tired of Hearing
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About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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