Midlife hypertension tied to later dementia; primary care's role in tough-to-treat asthma
PCPs play role in identifying severe, difficult-to-treat asthma
Story by Jeff Craven, reporting from the Cardiovascular & Respiratory Summit by Global Academy for Medical Education.
Primary care providers are seeing patients with severe asthma and should learn to recognize and diagnose these patients.
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