Springfield Children at Higher Risk for Asthma

Springfield children are being hit hard by asthma, with more than one in five of the city’s kids suffering from the condition. Kids in western Mass’s largest city are also twice as likely to wind up in the ER due to asthma symptoms.  

Why are Springfield children at a higher risk for asthma, and what does it feel like to deal with asthma daily? Baystate Medical Center‘s Dr. Esra Caylan and her 11-year-old patient Nicholas Christoforakis sat down with Carrie Saldo to shed light on the chronic lung disease.