Asthma

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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$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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Pittsburgh’s Asthma Epidemic

The number of people with asthma is on the rise.

05/07/2013

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

Duffy Minges never leaves her home without her asthma inhaler.

04/10/2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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