Title: Children Living with Asthma: Recent Research on Causes and Treatment

Word Count: about 650 words

Abstract:

Asthma has become a virtual epidemic, especially among children, with 12% of all children under age 18 now affected. New research has provided some possible clues about causes of asthma that every parent should understand, and best practices in treatment are proving to be highly effective in managing the disease to help asthmatic children lead a full and active life.

Excerpt:

Nearly 9 million children under age 18 (12%) now have asthma, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“The prevalence of asthma has increased dramatically over the last 30 years,” says Allen J. Dozor, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, and author of The Asthma & Allergy Action Plan for Kids: A Complete Program to Help Your Child Live a Full and Active Life. While it is still unclear why childhood asthma has become such an epidemic, new research on potential causes and best practices in treatment may help . . .

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