East Baltimore asthma project

March 14, 1995

In East Baltimore, 200 children are enrolled in the Oliver Community School-Based Asthma Program, a pilot project that educates children, parents and teachers -- and even sends health workers into homes to fight conditions that worsen asthma.

Of those children, one-quarter used to go to the emergency room at least once during a six-month period. That has been cut to 5 percent over six months, said the asthma project's director, Dr. Peyton Eggleston of Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

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