Segment: Asthma on the rise worldwide

The UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reports that asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease worldwide. Ali Mokdad, professor global health, said asthma is an expensive disease because it takes people away from their work and their school.

Marion Pepper, associate professor of immunology, is researching ways to help asthma patients and is motivated because both her daughters have viral-induced asthma. She discusses the topic in this downloadable video segment


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