Demystifying Medicine Video

This video uses a relatable analogy to explain concepts about asthma. The content in this video was adapted from the book "The Ins and Outs of Breathing: How We Learnt about the Body's Most Vital Function" by Dr. Norman Jones. The video answers the following questions:

  • How does a person develop asthma?
  • Does the environment or your genes play a role?
  • What is the connection between allergies and asthma?

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