Study: Childhood asthma rates higher in Baltimore


By Kerry Canavaugh

BALTIMORE —Where a person is born determines many things, like access to healthcare, education and even the chance of developing asthma.
Kids in inner-city Baltimore are more than twice as likely to have asthma as children who live a few miles away in the suburbs.
Shakayla Boardley can beat her mom at a board game. She loves winning, but she wishes she could run around outside with other kids.
"I can't run because then I can't breathe. I have to go home and take my asthma pump," Shakayla said.
The 10-year-old's asthma is so severe that mom Terrell Brown ...

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