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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month & World Asthma Day

There is no cure for asthma and allergies, but many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. Ten people die from asthma each day. Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. The rate of allergies is climbing. 

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 addition to recognizing National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, May 1 is World Asthma Day. World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature the video Clinical Exam Findings in Asthma by Traci Wolbrink. 

 

OPENPediatrics also offers these videos below on Asthma: