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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

There is no cure for asthma and allergies, but many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. Asthma and allergies affect more than 60 million Americans - including more than 6 million children under the age of 18. 

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month". It's peak season for those with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate patients, families, friends, co-workers, and others about these diseases. Check out the AAFA site for some interesting "ready to tweet" FAQs and join the global conversation. 

In recognition of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature the fully animated video Asthma by Laura Chiel, MD, and Julia Pian, BA. We also have several other videos related to the treatment and diagnosis of asthma listed below.