Childhood Asthma Rates on the Decline


By Lauren Wanko

Eleven-year-old Isabella Sofield is taking a lung function test. The Manchester resident was diagnosed with asthma about five years ago.

“It’s hard to just go to gym and run around or outside,” she said.

Isabella’s one of 167,897 children in the state who suffer from asthma. According to the CDC, nationwide 6.3 million kids have the condition...

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