Asthma and Young Athletes

Jul 24, 2013


  Over 5 million American children have asthma, and many of them participate in team sports and other rigorous physical activities. Yet many coaches are not properly trained to recognize the symptoms of asthma. Pediatrician Dr. Denise Saker with the Cincinnati Health Department's Elm Street Health Center, Frank Little, a registered respiratory therapist at St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Respiratory Therapy Department, and CET Manager of Learning Services, Jason Dennison, discuss asthma and young athletes, and an upcoming workshop to help coaches and PE teachers better understand asthma.

Jason Dennison and Dr. Denise Saker
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