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National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) School Asthma Education Subcommittee Paul Williams, M.D. Chair, NAEPP School Subcommittee Working Group on Physical Activity and School American Medical Association Mary Worstell, M.P.H. Chair, NAEPP School Subcommittee Asthma and Allergy ...

Asthma - Preventing Asthma Attacks

It's hard to see your child sick. The good news is that you can help your child gain control over asthma. That means fewer days out of school and fewer attacks that can be scary for you and your child.

So You Have Asthma

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Asthma—Some Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Why You?

Asthma Facts & Statistics

Fact sheet N°1 Revised April 2005 Asthma Facts & Statistics What is Asthma? Doctors define asthma as a "chronic inflammatory disease of the airways" that can cause any or all of the following symptoms: • Shortness of breath • Tightness in the chest • Coughing • Wheezing Asthmatic lungs ...

ASTHMA IN INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN

ASTHMA IN INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. Symptoms of asthma are variable. That means that they can be mild to severe, intermittent to chronic.

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Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than 32 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with asthma at some time.

What is asthma?

Asthma Page 1 of 4 Asthma What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that cannot be cured. It can be controlled by taking medicine and making changes in your environment.

Asthma

*American*Lung*Association*State*of*Lung*Disease*in*Diverse*Communities*2010*27 Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by reversible airway obstruction resulting from inflammation of the lung's airways and a tightening of the muscles around them .

What Is Asthma

Title: You Can Control Your Asthma What Is Asthma? Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is the most common long-term disease of children, but adults have asthma, too.

Asthma

Asthma What Is Asthma? According to the American Lung Association, asthma is the seventh-ranked chronic health condition in the United States and the leading chronic illness of children.