Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults

In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath. She couldn’t. With mountain vistas around her, Robins felt as if she was drowning. She gasped for air hungrily again and again. Robins knew all too well what was happening. …