The expansion of health insurance in New York City under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in a significant reduction in the dispatch of ambulances for asthma emergencies.
Occupational asthma is a type of asthma caused by exposure to inhaled irritants in the workplace. Symptoms may disappear when the irritants that caused the asthma are avoided.
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The Occupational & Environmental Disease Service at Massachusetts General Hospital is focused on the diagnosis, management and prevention of diseases due to exposures from work, home and community.
The Pediatric Asthma Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides diagnosis and treatment for all children with asthma with particular focus on difficult-to-control asthma, diagnostic dilemmas and second opinions.
The Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine is a well-established clinical, training and research program. The group provides multidisciplinary comprehensive consultation, diagnostic and management services.
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