Articles related to: Asthma
By Dorian James
Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening disease… and one that affects almost 20 million people in the United States. Statistics for asthma in America are so high that the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has labeled it an epidemic. As we close out Asthma Awareness Month, it is important for Milwaukeeans to remember: Milwaukee is one of the worst asthma cities in the U.S.
Milwaukee is plagued by asthma more than most cities in the U.S. and currently is in the midst of an asthma crisis. As recently as …
Milwaukee County executive Chris Abele, Mayor Tom Barrett, UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell, and EPA Region 5 administrator Dr. Susan Hedman joined other dignitaries in announcing the award of a nearly $300,000 Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant to the Westlawn CARE Partnership at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center on November 10, 2011. The event marked the 100th award by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s CARE program.
The announcement follows the award three years ago of an initial CARE grant to the UWM College of Nursing’s CARE partnership with the …
Longtime CBS News Correspondent Harold Dow died suddenly Saturday morning of an apparent asthma attack at the age of 62.
Dow has been a correspondent for “48 Hours” since 1990 after serving as a contributor to the broadcast since its premiere Jan. 19, 1988. Dow was also a contributor to the critically acclaimed 1986 documentary “48 Hours on Crack Street,” which led to creation of the single-topic weekly news magazine.
Dow’s family released the following statement on Sunday:
“At the time of Harold’s death, he was suffering from adult onset asthma. On Monday, …
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More than 30,000 children in Milwaukee County have asthma, an incurable and potentially fatal disease, contributing to more missed days of school than any other disease. Yet, asthma episodes can be avoided easily with proper education and management. Asthma Wellness Day is an asthma-focused health fair that provides free education, resources, management tools and advice to the community.
What: Organized and presented by Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies, Asthma Wellness Day will provide free resources, education and consultation with health professionals to help families better manage asthma. This free, family-friendly event includes:
One on one with Tyson Chandler
By Frederick Dakarai
Tyson Chandler and the Charlotte Bobcats came to town Nov. 18 to get smashed by Brandon Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks, however besides basketball, Chandler wanted to tell Milwaukee his story about being diagnose with asthma as an adult. He suffers from exercise-induced asthma that developed as an adult.
Chandler was playing with the Chicago Bulls about 4 years ago when he discovered that breathing was becoming increasingly difficult after routine practice drills. This new phenomenon of breathing problems persisted and after receiving a …