kdka-sm kdka-am-sm fan-sm pittsburgh-cw-logo

Asthma

(Credit: KDKA)

$415K Given For Asthma Study Of Pittsburgh Kids

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Heinz Endowments has given researchers $415,000 to study whether asthma rates among Pittsburgh Public Schools students are as bad as school nurses say. As many as half of the district’s 26,000 […]

01/21/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Local Experts To Launch Study Regarding High Number Of Asthma Cases

AGH received grant money to conduct a study to find the cause of increase asthma in children in the Pittsburgh area.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/20/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Many Patients Being Misdiagnosed With Asthma

Asthma is a lifelong disease that can cause wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, but experts say not everyone diagnosed with asthma actually has it.

12/04/2013

Photo Credit: KDKA

EpiPens Now Available In Schools In 27 States

Sixteen states passed legislation this year making epinephrine available in school in case a child has a severe allergic reaction. This now brings the total to 27 states.

10/18/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Local School Adopts Air Quality Flag Program

With more and more children suffering from conditions like asthma, parents and teachers are paying close attention to air quality.

10/01/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Asthma And Allergy Drugs: Do They Stunt Growth?

This high school freshman is in marching band. She rides horses and dances — she also has allergies and asthma.

09/23/2013

(Credit: KDKA)

Emergency Rooms Filling With School Children

For hospitals, the third week of September is one of the busiest weeks of the year.

09/10/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

New Study To Look At Air Pollution, Severe Asthma Attacks

If you suffer from severe asthma attacks, a group of local doctors wants to hear from you.

07/17/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Pittsburgh’s Asthma Epidemic

The number of people with asthma is on the rise.

05/07/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

High-Tech Inhaler Uses GPS, WiFi To Keep Allergy Diary

Duffy Minges never leaves her home without her asthma inhaler.

04/10/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Wheezing While Sick Could Mean A Higher Risk Of Asthma In Kids

Does your child wheeze when he’s sick? If so, he could have a higher risk of asthma.

03/28/2013

(Photo Credit: CBS)

Study Shows Combining 2 Inhalers Could Be Better Treatment For Asthma Patients

Nine people die from asthma each day in the United States. A new study is looking at patients who have trouble controlling their condition, and suggests possibly changing the way doctors treat them.

03/06/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Researchers: BPA May Increase Chance Of Childhood Asthma

Like many moms, Laura Lieb worries about how chemicals in cans and plastics could affect her 3-year-old. She takes steps to avoid one in particular – bisphenol a, also known as BPA.

03/01/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Study Shows Acid Reflux Can Cause Adult Asthma

Many people have acid reflux, which is known to cause esophageal cancer. But could it also be to blame for adult-onset asthma?

01/22/2013

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Breathing Problems Could Be Caused By Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Not Asthma

If you are having trouble breathing, but none of the treatments for asthma seem to be working, it might not be asthma at all.

11/19/2012

more