Puerto Rican Americans Have Highest Asthma Rate In Nation

04/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Wanda Hellmund HuffPost Citizen Reporting

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Bronx Ink at the Columbia Journalism School.

Eighteen percent of Puerto Rican Americans have asthma. That's six times the rate of other Hispanic groups.

Bronx resident Louise Alvarez tells of her family's struggle to battle what has become a crippling disease.