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City Living Can Make Asthma Worse for Poor Children

Results of a new study by researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. Children who lived in inner-city areas had an overall 40 percent higher risk of asthma-related emergency room visits and 62 percent higher risk of asthma-related hospitalizations.
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Immunotherapy and Antibodies | Slaying Lung Cancer

Medical oncologist Julie Brahmer, M.D., explains how immunotherapy works as a tool in treating lung cancer. Using toys and finger paints, she demonstrates how the immune system attacks cancer cells. Dr. Brahmer discusses why immunotherapy is a promising new treatment that can extend lives in certain cases, helping some people with lung cancer live longer and better lives.