Meet America's 100 'asthma capitals'


Springtime and the breathing isn't easy - particularly if you have asthma and live in Knoxville, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark.; St. Louis; Madison, Wisc.; or Louisville. That's the conclusion of a new survey from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America that ranks the 100 largest U.S. cities by asthma risk. The just-mentioned cities occupy the top five slots. Daytona Beach, Fla.; Miami; and San Francisco conclude the list. "The importance of the Asthma Capitals list is to help people realize that asthma is one of the most significant health problems among children and adults in the U.S.," says Mike Tringale, a spokesman for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. But asthma is a problem all over the country, he says, adding, "There is no place safe from asthma."...