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WHO CARES: Chronic Illness in America
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Kashaye takes seven medications every day, including Albuterol, a short-acting beta2 agonist that acts as a bronchodilator to open her airways, as well as Serevent, one of the long-acting beta2 agonists, used for preventing asthma attacks, and keeps her steroid inhaler on her at all times. Kashaye's allergies, which tend to be related to cold weather, are treated with Claritin.

With her mother's help, Kashaye monitors her asthma daily with a peak-flow meter, an instrument that lets asthmatics check their current breathing against a typical, baseline reading. The peak-flow meter is an essential part of Kashaye's daily routine, because it provides early warning signs of an attack.
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Question and answer Kashaye's mother, Kimberly Gladden
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