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Study: Asthma treatment affects kids' growth

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Asthma affects over seven million kids under age 18 and is the most common pediatric chronic illness -- can its treatment stunt growth?

For many years, there has been concern about whether inhaled steroids impact growth, and a study published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms that pre-pubertal children who use these inhalers may not grow as tall as those who don't use these medications.

FOX 9 Health Expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains why parents should not stop their children's inhalers, but make sure that they are on the lowest effective dose.

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