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Asthma: Still A Disease of One Patient

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich In our book, we quote Dr. Anthony Gagliardi, a pulmonologist from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, who said “the study of asthma is the study of one.” This is out of date only in the sense that St. Vincent’s is no longer there, which means there is no community hospital […]

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Do Inhaled Steroids Stunt Growth?

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich A study published in the New England Journal was tailor made for the popular press.  It shows that asthmatic children treated with inhaled corticosteroids [ICS] in early childhood were likely to be ½ inch shorter when they grow up than those given a different treatment [nedocromil] or a placebo, and that […]

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