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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month & World Asthma Day

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month". It's a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate each other about these diseases. There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies, and the rate of allergies is climbing – pollen, skin, latex and more. 

Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 6 million children under the age of 18 suffer from asthma, and ten people a day die from asthma. World Asthma Day is May 2nd. This is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

Visit the AAFA site for more information on National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and be sure to take a look at the Ready to Tweet Asthma Facts to join the campaign and tweet their facts about Asthma @AAFNational. Also, visit the GINA site for more information on World Asthma Day, and be sure to participate in the global conversation on social media using the hashtags #Worldasthmaday and #WAD.

In recognition of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month & World Asthma Day, OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature the video (ASTHMA) by Dr. Gerhard Wolf.


OPENPediatrics also offers these videos below on Asthma: