Asthmapolis

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9:00 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Louisville Chooses Asthmapolis (That is, Technology and Data) to Fight Pulmonary Disease

Donald Tyler, Asthmapolis participant
Credit Keith Runyon/WFPL News

Now that the crisp days of October have arrived, it’s easy to brush aside memories of what it’s like in Louisville during the long, hot summer days. That’s when the stagnant, humid air hangs like a shroud, and even people with healthy lungs find themselves gasping. For more than 100,000 people who suffer from asthma—many of them children—the challenge is far greater.

Consequently, a pilot program, which has been in operation for nearly a year, promises to help public health officials—and patients—manage their cases better. It may even lead to cleaner air for the entire region.

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