Asthma is on the rise in the U.S. Researchers believe the increased incidence is related to interactions among childhood immunizations, genetics, allergies, air pollution, and other factors. Studies show that while treatment and management techniques have become more sophisticated and effective, poorer patients are subject to much higher rates of disability and death due to asthma than their wealthier counterparts. A panel talks about the latest scientific findings about what causes asthma, how dangerous it can be, and options for treatment.


  • Dr. Michael Kaliner Director of the Washington Hospital Center Institute for Asthma and Allergy
  • Dr. Cal Prusin Head of the clinical allergy and immunology unit at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Linda Borschuk Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America


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