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Back to School with Asthma

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How common is asthma in kids?
Air Date: 7/23/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Albert Rizzo, MD
Albert RizzoAlbert A. Rizzo, M.D., is the American Lung Association's leading medical authority. Having served as the Chair of the Lung Association's National Board of Directors, Dr. Rizzo is the key medical advisor to the American Lung Association and a leading media spokesperson for the Association.

Dr. Rizzo is Chief of the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware and a member of Christiana Care Pulmonary Associates. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia where he obtained his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Rizzo received his specialty training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians and a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

His out-patient practice covers general pulmonary and sleep medicine disorders and includes a strong interest in asthma, COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, lung cancer and obstructive sleep apnea.
Back to School with Asthma
Asthma occurs when you have inflammation in your air passages, resulting in the narrowing of the airways that transport oxygen from your nose and mouth to your lungs.

Symptoms include difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the current number of adults suffering from asthma is 18.7 million.

Dr. Albert Rizzo joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to help your child ease (and manage) asthma symptoms at school.
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