If you're like us, when you think of the typical sufferer of sleep apnea, you might imagine an older gentleman, perhaps with a beer belly. But the condition strikes all ages, and, in fact, Dr. Cindy Jon, a pediatric pulmonologist affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann, has seen an increase in cases among children over the past few years.
If you don't know a child with asthma, chances are, you don’t know many kids. According to a recent report from the Houston/Harris County State of Health Committee, 96,000 Harris County children have been diagnosed with asthma. Nationwide, the disease is responsible for a third of hospital admissions among children..