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The tricky thing about asthma

By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor In mid-January, health headlines announced that nearly one-third of adults diagnosed with asthma donít actually have this respiratory condition at all. This announcement appeared everywhere from Fox News Health to the Chicago Tribune. As a primary care doc, a medical writer, and an asthma sufferer, I was very skeptical of these dramatic announcements, and with good reason. An editorial that accompanied this study provides important perspective that…

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