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If Asthma Strikes During Game, Few Teams Are Ready

"A significant number of athletes, if they have an episode of asthma on the sideline, are not going to have the treatment needed immediately," says Jonathan Parsons, MD of the Ohio State University Medical Center. That is something Dr. Parsons would like to change. He says simply having a rescue inhaler on the sideline could not only help athletes breathe easier, but in some cases, could save lives. But in his research, Dr. Parsons found that at the college level 40% of teams have no policy in place to make sure inhalers are on hand. 

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