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Keeping kids who have asthma healthy
Washington Post

There are so many tricky things about keeping kids with asthma healthy that it’s hard to know where to start.

At their worst, asthma attacks can mean a sudden trip to the emergency room. These can be scary episodes in their own right, but they also disrupt everyday life, interfering with sleep, school or work schedules. Preventing such attacks is a major goal of treatment.

Asthma — which affects more than 6 million American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways.

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