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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.

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