The asthma hospitalization rate in Chicago remains significantly higher than the national average. While the origins of the disease remain elusive, mounting evidence has made its risk factors more clear, and Chicago has somewhat of a perfect storm for asthma problems.
Neighborhood and environmental activists are celebrating as Chicago’s last two coal-fired electricity plants enter a three-month decommissioning phase. But the closings are leaving dozens of Midwest Generation workers without a job.
Researchers in Chicago want asthma patients for a study on whether vitamin D pills can make inhaled steroids work better.The research may help answer why inhaled steroids alone don't work in some people with asthma.
A proposal for Chicago to regulate exhaust from coal-fired power plants may be dying. But the bill’s sponsor, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward, says it will come back to life soon.Moore’s legislation is stuck in a joint City Council committee chaired by Alds.
Fall and winter can be precarious times of the year for youngsters. Kids get lots of colds, the flu, and sometimes worse. There are also chronic conditions specific to childhood. Some kids spend much of their early years in a fragile-health zone.Take children with asthma.