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Study Examines Higher Asthma Fatality Rates Among African Americans

Posted on · 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 […]

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Are Health Care Workers At Greater Risk of Developing Asthma?

Posted on · We’ve heard stories in the past few weeks about some health care workers contracting Ebola from the patients they’ve treated. Researchers at UTHealth say there are other safety risks inherent in the health care industry. That includes asthma. In a study UTHealth researchers conducted over ten years ago, they found an increased prevalence of asthma […]