asthma

November 2, 2018

Dr. Melinda Rathkopf, a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, talks with Health about the causes of an allergic reaction and how to respond. 

September 5, 2018

Imagine your child going back to school and being unable to enjoy favorite activites like singing, dancing, or running. That was the reality for 8-year-old Alaya Rogers until she took control of her asthma. Dr.

Alaya Rogers
August 27, 2018

Imagine your child going back to school and not being able to enjoy favorite activites, like singing, dancing, or running. That was the reality for 8-year-old Alaya Rogers until she took control of her asthma. Dr.

picture of Jeremiah Brown
August 15, 2018

Smoke from the wildfires in Canada, Oregon and Eastern Washington blanketed Western Washington this week, and it’s been difficult for Jeremiah Brown, 8, who struggles with asthma, to catch his breath.  He and his mom, Elisha Chaney, talk about h

March 15, 2018

A UW Medicine surgeon performed a landmark procedure this week, implanting tiny steroid-releasing devices in a patient’s sinuses to reduce the recurrence of nasal polyps. It was the device’s first West Coast deployment and the third such U.S.

girl with asthma
March 5, 2018

The UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reports that asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease worldwide.

picture of smoky sky in Seattle, caused by recent fires
September 5, 2017

(Downloadable video soundbites and b-roll) The smoke-filled air that has enveloped Seattle for several days makes breathing especially difficult for people with asthma and other lung conditions, says UW Medicine pulmonologist Joshua Benditt.

September 4, 2017

The smoke-filled air that has enveloped Seattle for several days makes breathing especially difficult for people with asthma and other lung conditions, says UW Medicine pulmonologist Joshua Benditt.

August 7, 2017

Usually, clear blue skies mark the end of summer in the Northwest. But not this year.

The University of Washington School of Public Health was awarded more than $4.7 million Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the environment influences neurodevelopment and asthma risk in children.

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