Prevention is key with asthma

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Welcome to Public Health Moment from the University of Minnesota. May is often the time when people with asthma notice that their symptoms worsen. Prevention is the first step in keeping those symptoms in check, says Ian Greaves, a University of Minnesota professor of environmental health sciences. <clip: “Prevention is always a good way to go…probably means we need to see a local doctor.”> Greaves says that while researchers don’t really know why asthma is on the rise, he says allergies are likely one reason. He adds that indoor air pollutants can be just as problematic for asthma sufferers. <clip: “But we shouldn’t forget that seasonal symptoms…that causes most asthma problems year ‘round.”>With another Public Health Moment, I’m John Finnegan.



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Finnegan, John; Ian Greaves. (2007). Prevention is key with asthma. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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