Wildfires May Exacerbate Asthma in the Western United States

Wildfire activity has increasingly threatened life in the western United States over the past several decades. Many of this year’s record-setting wildfires raged over hundreds of thousands of acres. However, one of their most dangerous and understudied effects is too small to perceive with the naked eye: the tiny particles that can be […]

Pediatric ER saw steep drop in asthma visits during spring COVID-19 lockdown

IMAGE: There was a steep drop in pediatric asthma visits to one ER during COVID-19 lockdown. view more  Credit: ATS Dec. 4, 2020– A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from prior years in asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits at Boston Children’s Hospital during the […]