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Asthma Study

There are 20 U.S. Hospitals that can do more for Asthma than medicate it. We're one of them!

Removing an appendix that's causing appendicitis? Sure. Extracting wisdom teeth that are wreaking havoc in your mouth? Definitely. But removing part of the smooth muscle layer of your lungs to treat severe asthma? Sounds rather drastic at first. Impossible, even. Why would doctors alter the inner layer of your lungs? Because asthma becomes more severe when that smooth muscle layer enlarges, making it very difficult to breathe. And, like your appendix, you can live just as well - if not better - without all of it.

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