Asthma is a chronic condition that can’t be cured, and it’s the third-leading cause of hospitalizations in children under the age of 15. Health care providers need to be able to provide asthma education tools and resources at the time of diagnosis so parents and children can learn how to manage this
disease. With good asthma management, patients will have fewer or no symptoms and be as active as they want to be. Tools like Lungtropolis.com can help you inform your young patients and their parents.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute,
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Prevention and disease management programs are some of the best ways to help keep health care costs low. According to the
American Lung Association
, about 7.1 million children under the age of 18 were affected by asthma in 2009. The health care cost of the chronic disease is about $50.1 billion
annually. Furthermore, asthma is the leading cause of school absences and the third-leading cause of hospitalizations in children under age 15. Health
insurance providers are finding that asthma education ...
Asthma education is one of the best tools parents have to manage a child’s asthma symptoms and promote a healthy school environment. The Healthy Schools Network website provides you
with asthma education tools for working with your school and community to
create greener, asthma-friendly environments. It also discusses how you and like-minded parents can promote a healthy school environment for all children.
On the site, you can also find tip sheets and activities; review helpful questions to ask schools; and learn how to spot environmental problems on campus.
Steps You Can Take
Healthy Schools Network provides parents with a ...