Each May we celebrate Asthma and Allergy Awareness month. Additionally, the first Tuesday of May is also designated as World Asthma Day. This year it falls on Tuesday May 7.
The theme for this year’s World Asthma Day is ‘Stop for Asthma’. Each year the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) suggests activities to support asthma awareness in our communities.
Over 6 million children, and 26 million people total live with asthma in the United States.
We see the impact of asthma in missed days of school and increased emergency room visits due to out of control symptoms. Additionally sufferers often experience increased complications during respiratory illnesses like cold and flu.
Constant evaluation and adjustment of treatment protocols is the key to controlling asthma. Since there is no cure for asthma the goal is management of symptoms to improve quality of life.
Visit the CDC website for helpful resources for people with asthma, their friends and families, teachers, and coaches. Resources include tips for creating and updating your asthma action plan and how to use your inhaler. Check out the Meet the Challenge page for recommendations on asthma and physical activity.
Active Healthcare Donates Nebulizers
Active Healthcare recently donated a significant number of nebulizers to the Wake County Public School System. The nebulizers will be used in elementary schools by school nurses to help students manage their asthma.
Active Healthcare’s Back 2 Life Program works with local medical practices and community partners in the Triangle area of North Carolina to help facilitate various medical equipment supplies to needy patients.
We collect and refurbish the donated equipment. Visit our website donate nebulizer equipment you no longer need.
World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. A staggering 300 million people worldwide live with asthma.
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) – sponsor of World Asthma Day
The CDC website has tons of resources for people with asthma and their families.
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