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Asthma and Cities: Which Cities Rank Best?

For the past six years, the nonprofit Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) has released a list of the “Asthma Capitals” — the worst cities for asthma. The top offenders for 2009: St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Birmingham, Ala. But if those are the worst cities for asthma sufferers, does that mean other cities are relatively good… Continue reading Asthma and Cities: Which Cities Rank Best?

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Understanding Asthma – Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Asthma? Asthma symptoms include episodes of: Tightness or pressure in the chest. Shortness of breath. Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound that occurs when exhaling). Coughing, especially at night. Early warning signs of the onset of an asthma attack include: Signs of a cold. Frequent cough, especially at night. The need… Continue reading Understanding Asthma – Symptoms