Asthma Research is Changing Lives in Chicago

March 15 23:51 2017

River Forest, IL – Even though John Simon has had asthma his entire adult life, he admits that   “I never really understood about my asthma before.  If I hadn’t had the opportunity to be part of an asthma research study at the Asthma and Allergy Center of Chicago, I’d probably still just be in the dark.”

What makes John so different than thousands of other adult asthmatics in Chicago is that John decided that he had enough of his asthma controlling his life.  “None of my doctors had even mentioned to me that I might benefit from being in an asthma research study,” John notes.  

Not everyone responds well to standard asthma medications. Sometimes they have little or no effect at all, which is especially frustrating for those dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms of asthma such as shortness of breath, wheezing, and excessive coughing.The Asthma and Allergy Center of Chicago, specializes in respiratory health care, which includes treatments and clinical research opportunities for adults with asthma, COPD, and allergies. For over 20 years, patients have enjoyed the benefits of the research and care that the center provides. The goal of asthma research programs at the Center are to reduce the irritating symptoms of asthma, such as wheezing and coughing,and enable people with asthma to lead lives without interference from breathing problems.

Clinical trials are a way for patients struggling with asthma to improve both their understanding of their asthma and quality of life. In addition to personalized asthma care, adults who qualify for an asthma study at the Asthma and Allergy Center of Chicago, receive at no cost, study related: medical care and supervision from specialists in the field of respiratory health, study medications, lab tests, and clinic visits. Participants also receive compensation for time and travel expenses.
The clinical trials conducted at the Asthma and Allergy Center of Chicago are supervised by Dr. Edward Lisberg, the only Certified Principal Investigator conducting asthma and COPD research trials in Chicago. The Center is independent with no financial ties to pharmaceutical companies other than direct research grant support, so the research is rooted in finding what works, not in what sells.

Since conducting its first research trial in 1994, the Asthma and Allergy Center of Chicago has distinguished itself as a leading institution in Chicago conducting community-based respiratory research. “We conduct asthma research because we believe that physicians should do more than just prescribe medications or treat individual medical problems.  We really believe that research changes lives,” a spokesperson states.

By participating in a clinical research trial at the Asthma and Allergy Center of Chicago, patientscan obtain a better understanding of their respiratory problems and take steps to help find better solutions. Asthma sufferers who can’t get relief from symptoms using standard medications might find that participating in a study at the Center is just the thing they needed to get them breathing better.And, one more bonus, John Simon says “they make it fun”.

To sign up for an asthma research study, visit, or call 708-366-9300 today.

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Company Name: Asthma and Allergy Center of Chicago
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Phone: 708-366-9300
Address:7420 Central Avenue
City: River Forest
State: IL
Country: United States