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Mon April 27, 2009
Kentucky's Asthma Sufferers
By Charlie Compton
Richmond, KY – Spring is one of the toughest seasons for Kentucky's asthma sufferers, especially children. University of Kentucky Pediatrician Jamshed Kanga says Asthma is a serious threat.
"People don't take Asthma as seriously as they should and we don't realize that a lot of children are seen in the ER and are hospitalized for Asthma. And I think that it is important for people to realize that this is a seriously problem and patients should receive treatment and care."
The American Lung Association reports asthma is a leading cause of hospitalization of children. Around ten percent of Kentucky children and about the same number of adults suffer from asthma. There is no cure for Asthma, but, it can be treated. Nationwide, over seven-million children have been diagnosed