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By Carolyn Bivins
Guest Writer 

Asthma Awareness Month brings helpful tips


May 2, 2019

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and it’s time to bring awareness of a chronic incurable, inflammatory disorder of the airways. 

Did you know that 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 are dust mites, s...

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