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Teens with Asthma Do Better When Given a “Bundle of Tools” to Control Their Illness

A new study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center shows that teens with asthma experience significantly fewer problems when receiving a “bundle of tools” for treatment.  Part of the “bundle” includes self-management support, such as using diaries and journals, writing personal action plans and linking teens to community resources.

“Improving asthma is particularly difficult for teenagers, whose adherence to treatment is often poor,” said Dr. Maria Britto, senior author of the study, which is published in the medical journal Pediatrics.

Read more in The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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