Childhood Asthma: Why Does It Matter?
15
September

Childhood Asthma: Why Does It Matter?

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[MUSIC PLAYING] BARBARA: About 7 million children in this country currently have asthma. 4.1 million of these children had an asthma attack in the last year. DR. WOLF: People who are at greater risk are those with allergies, those with a family history of asthma and those who have a predisposition to develop the swelling […]


Childhood Asthma: What Can I Do About It?
02
September

Childhood Asthma: What Can I Do About It?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , /

[MUSIC PLAYING] DR. WOLF: Asthma is not curable and asthma does not go away. With taking medication, with avoiding triggers, it is certainly possible for the child to lead a normal life. BARBARA: Since Americans spend more than 90% of their time indoors, indoor allergens and irritants are a major cause of asthma symptoms. DR. […]


Childhood Asthma: Triggers Hiding in the Home
01
September

Childhood Asthma: Triggers Hiding in the Home

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , /

[MUSIC PLAYING] JILL: Many Americans have asthma, kids, teens and adults. But it can be controlled through medication therapy and the removal of triggers, especially in the home. Asthma triggers are all around us. Triggers are things that make a person’s asthma worse. There are two types. Allergens are specific to that individual and cause […]


Childhood Asthma: What Is It?
24
August

Childhood Asthma: What Is It?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , /

[MUSIC PLAYING] DR. WOLF: I have seen children with severe obstruction to their breathing. Walk in quite comfortable, quite calm and totally unaware of the fact that they are close to stopping breathing. DR. PALFREY: Asthma is a condition that affects children when their breathing tubes get very, very tight. MAUREEN: When you have an […]