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By Carolyn Bivins
Es. Co. Extention Agent 

Here are tips, as May is asthma awareness month


May 31, 2018

Even though May is National Asthma Awareness Month, we should be mindful of the little “triggers” that cause asthma to flare-up year round.

Why? Because Asthma is one of our nation’s most common and costly diseases? There is no known cause and over 20 million people have it. 

The severity of asthma, as well as the frequency of asthma episodes (“attacks”), can be influenced by exposures to allergens and/ irritants (“triggers”) in the environment, both indoors and outdoors.

It is important to know that asthma “attack triggers” are often hidden.

The most common triggers...

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