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“Richmond” Posts

BreatheAmerica posts and content concerning our location in Richmond, Virginia where we treat chronic sufferers of asthma, allergies, and sinusitis.



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Control your Asthma…Don’t let it control you!

Mary Lou Hayden, RN, MS, FNP, AE-C – Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs causing swelling and inflammation of the lining of the airways.  This swelling narrows the opening of the airways and can lead to shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, wheezing or cough, and the production of extra phlegm.  Asthma […]

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Reducing Wait Times and Increasing Time Spent with Patients

Joe Thomas, Executive Director – BreatheAmerica Richmond  As we come into the busiest months of the year for allergy and airway disease, I am reminded of how chaotic life can be.   One of our primary goals at BreatheAmerica is to provide a better quality of life for all of the people that we serve.   Highest […]

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The Total Treatment Package

From the Front Lines Tanda Estep, LPN – BreatheAmerica Richmond I joined BreatheAmerica in 2013 after working in the allergy field for 15 years, and have been pleasantly surprised by the way BreatheAmerica offers the total treatment package to our patients.  This encompasses many exciting aspects that go beyond typical allergy and asthma treatment (skin […]

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Advice for Healthy Living

Mary Lou Hayden, RN, MS, FNP, AE-C – BreatheAmerica Richmond You Really Don’t Have to Live This Way Spring is on our doorstep, and for some allergy patients, the spring season signals pollen misery.  Typical spring allergy symptoms include sneezing, itching, runny nose, congestion, red and watery eyes, and even throat and ear itching.  Pollen […]

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Why Am I Coughing?

Advice for Healthy Living Wendy Bond, FNP – BreatheAmerica Richmond At BreatheAmerica, our goal for you is simple: WELLNESS.  A cough is a common symptom for many of our patients of all ages.  There are many different causes of cough.  A cough related to a cold or upper respiratory infection usually resolves in about ten […]

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An Exciting Year Ahead for BreatheAmerica Richmond

The Director’s Desk Joe Thomas, Executive Director – BreatheAmerica Richmond 2014 will be a significant year for BreatheAmerica in Richmond.  Because our clinical model incorporates multiple specialties into our approach to managing airway disease, we naturally treat all symptoms as connected in a disease-centric approach.  Ultimately, this means better care for our patients; care that […]

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The Smallest Gestures Make a Difference

From the Front Lines Wanda Fourhman, Office Manager – BreatheAmerica Richmond   The Smallest Gestures Make a Difference   What job is more gratifying than helping to make even the smallest difference in other people’s lives? One may think that being a receptionist could not be a gratifying position, but think again. We play a […]

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