• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio: Pediatric asthma and allergies

December 28, 2017

little boy using an asthma inhalerAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7 million children in the U.S. suffer from asthma, a condition where the airways narrow and swell, triggering coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For those children who also have allergies, asthma and allergies can be a case of double trouble, as allergies can trigger asthma attacks.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Martha Hartz, the division chair of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology in the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, will discuss treatment of pediatric asthma and allergies. Also on the program, Dr. Rachel Lynch, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, will discuss attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. And Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain why hoarding disorder is difficult to treat.

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