Is asthma being overdiagnosed?

Mar 24, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control says that 1 in every 13 adults in the U.S. has asthma. But now there's evidence asthma may be overdiagnosed and other conditions are often the cause of a patient's breathing problems. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Shawn Aaron, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. His team's recent study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that one-third of people diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the disease.

More of this interview can be heard on "Take Care," WRVO's health and wellness show Saturday at 6:30 a.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.