Here's how family-centered education can get asthma under control

Malizy and Craig Scruggs thought their daughter Madison, 11, just suffered from allergies -- until January 2015, when an asthma attack sent her to the emergency room, followed by three days in the hospital.

"It was a scary time," said Malizy Scruggs. "That's when we began to take her asthma seriously."

This month, many families will find themselves in the same frightening situation. Asthma, which affects more than 6 million children in the U.S., is the third leading cause of hospitalizations among children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And September is a particularly bad month, because kids are back in school, where they're exposed to cold viruses, and ragweed pollen levels tend to be high.

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