Houston Matters

Study Examines Higher Asthma Fatality Rates Among African Americans

African Americans are nearly three times more likely to die from asthma-related causes than the white population, according to 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study being conducted in Houston aims to address some of the reasons why. Joining us to discuss the study — and to answer some […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaAfrican Americans are nearly three times more likely to die from asthma-related causes than the white population, according to 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study being conducted in Houston aims to address some of the reasons why.

Joining us to discuss the study — and to answer some of your asthma-related health questions — is Dr. Nick Hanania, associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Adult Asthma Clinic at Ben Taub Hospital.

Share

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

More Information