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3 things you might not know about childhood asthma

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor Asthma is one of most common chronic diseases of childhood; almost 9% of children in the United States suffer from it. And yet I find itís a disease that lots of people donít understand ó even parents of children with asthma. Lungs are made up of lots of little tubes that lead into bigger tubes; they look almost like sponges. In asthma, the tubes get irritated and narrowed,…

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