Pollution takes heavy toll on Bay Area children with asthma
Each year, asthma attacks send tens of thousands of California children to the emergency room. Some of the patients face such severe and enduring symptoms that they are admitted to the hospital for days. In 2010, the state had more than 11,000 such admissions, costing an average of $19,000 apiece.
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Children who live and play near the Bay Area's notoriously jammed freeways, ports or refineries, or in substandard housing, are rushed to the hospital for asthma treatment at alarming rates.
Pamela Tapia: My life as an asthmatic
When I came to Oakland from Mexico in 7th grade, language was not my greatest challenge. My immigration status was not a barrier either. Asthma was my nemesis.
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The director of Miami's Crime Stoppers program is facing a $500 fine and up to two weeks in jail after chewing up and swallowing a piece of paper containing information about an anonymous tipster. Full Story
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Chris Brown back in jail; kicked out of rehab
A Malibu center booted Chris Brown Friday for reasons unknown; this had been his second stint in rehab for anger management treatment