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 Post subject: World Asthma Day May 1
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:27 am 
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Today is World Asthma Day!

About three million Canadians have asthma – one of the highest incidences in the world.

According to the American Lung Association, "Asthma affects more than 230 million people worldwide, including more than 25 million people in the United States. There is no way to prevent, or to cure, asthma. Existing treatments focus on preventing or controlling disease symptoms, such as wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. Despite these efforts, each year more than half of children and one-third of adults with asthma in the United States miss school or work because of the disease, approximately 17 million people require medical attention because of an asthma episode, and more than 3,000 asthma-related deaths occur.

Running on Empty: The Crisis in Asthma Control was the cover story of Allergic Living magazine's Fall 2011 edition. The message bears repeating. Asthmatics are living half lives, shunning exercise, medications and coughing their way through the night. It doesn’t have to be this way.http://allergicliving.com/?p=87

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