Show: October 7, 2012:
- Why is workplace-related asthma on the rise?
- Are toothache’s linked to bad grades?
- Should routine ovarian cancer screenings end?
- How does your state fare on the Women’s Health Report Card?
- Will promising treatments soon be available to breast cancer patients newly diagnosed with aggressiv
- What do smart sutures mean for the future of wound care?
- What is the microbiome and how does it help us?
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Why is workplace-related asthma on the rise?
Interview: Kenneth Rosenman, M.D., chief of the division of occupational and environmental medicine and professor of medicine at Michigan State University.
A reported 9 percent of all asthma cases are work related, affecting about 1.4 million adults each year. These findings are a part of a recent Centers for Disease Control report that indicates that work-related asthma is becoming more prevalent. Kenneth Rosenman, M.D., chief of the division of occupational and environmental medicine and professor of medicine at Michigan State University, shares his thoughts on what is driving this trend, which occupations are most affected, and how people can avoid serious problems.