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Asthma Awareness Month, parents and guardians of school-aged
children who are diagnosed with asthma are encouraged to download and fill out an action plan for
their children. Give a copy of the completed plan to teachers, coaches, babysitters, camp counselors -- anyone who will be spending time with your
child. The plan describes the steps to take if your child begins
to experience symptoms.
affects more than 230 million people worldwide, including more than 25 million
people in the United States— about seven million of which are children. There
is no way to prevent asthma, and there is no cure. Treatments involve
preventing or controlling the disease symptoms. Fill out the Asthma Action Plan today.