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May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month

MAY IS NATIONAL ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH
Asthma is a serious public health problem according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost
25 million people, including almost 7 million children, have asthma. Almost 13 million people report having an
asthma attack in the past year. Asthma accounts for over 15 million physician office visits and nearly 2 million
emergency department visits each year. Indoor and outdoor environmental factors can trigger asthma attacks:
dust mites, molds, cockroaches, pet dander, and secondhand smoke.
The good news is that asthma can be controlled with a plan that includes medical treatment and management
of environmental triggers. , people with asthma can lead healthy, active lives.
For more information, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/
Call for information on our free in-home asthma program “Putting on AIRS”.

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