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Living with Asthma Program

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis is proof that children with asthma do not have to sit on the sidelines.

Don't let asthma sideline your child.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has teamed up with former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, Giant Eagle Pharmacies, and the American Respiratory Alliance to spread the word about asthma diagnosis and treatment.

Asthma is a common condition, but in most cases it can easily be kept under control with medication and lifestyle adjustments.

These organizations believe that children with asthma should be able to live normal lives, participate in sports and other activities and sleep normally.

The Living With Asthma program educates parents, teachers and the public about the importance of testing for asthma, as well as how easily it can be treated.

Does your child have asthma? Answer our questionnaire to see if he or she should be checked by a pediatric asthma specialist. 

Asthma Screening Questionnaire

A Life Without Limits

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To learn more about asthma, view our 13-minute video, A Life Without Limits, featuring Jerome Bettis.

Nothing gets in the way of Jerome Bettis — not even asthma. Read more.

The Jerome Bettis Show 2005
Jerome Bettis talks about managing his asthma with Jay Kolls, MD, former chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy, and Immunology at Children's.
5 min. 12 sec.

Living with Asthma Television Spot
Featuring Jerome Bettis, Jay Kolls, MD, and Giant Eagle Pharmacist Bill Rumcik
60 seconds

Video courtesy of KDKA-TV2

Last Update
September 25, 2014
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Last Update
September 25, 2014