Asthma is a major public health problem, affecting almost 1 in 10 children in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Inhaler education

View procedure sheets designed to help parents and guardians and their children to better understand asthma and the use of flexhalers, inhalers and nebulizers that have been prescribed for use by their physician.

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Pulmonary research at CHP

Illness from lung infections is the leading reason children visit doctors in the United States each year. Children’s unique Laboratory of Lung Immunology and Host Defense is investigating the immune response to various lung pathogens.

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Asthma Care Videos

Produced in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Children’s Community Pediatrics, and the American Lung Association, these short videos cover subjects that children with asthma and their families have to contend with.

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Other Resources for Parents and Families

Learn more about asthma treatment, triggers, medications and more.

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