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New asthma treatment

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- There's a new treatment option for people with severe asthma. It's called bronchial thermoplasty.

Doctors put a wire inside the lungs to melt off some of the tissue that squeezes airways shut.

The Alair system, rolling out this month isn't a cure, and comes with risks..

It's meant for those who experience frequent attacks despite daily medication.

The FDA approved it last week.

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