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Parenting Expert and Family Advocate Jo Frost and Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) Launch Time 2 Talk Asthma
Date:9/24/2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Being a parent is no simple task, especially when your child has a chronic health condition such as asthma. That's why parenting expert, and asthma patient Jo Frost, has partnered with nonprofit family health organization, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) and Merck & Co., Inc. to launch Time 2 Talk Asthma, a new educational campaign designed to help parents and other caregivers manage childhood asthma. The campaign's tools serve to enrich conversations among parents, children and health care providers as well as teachers, child care providers and other family members. Throughout the campaign, Jo Frost will address issues such as how to deal with sibling rivalry, establish a daily asthma care routine, coordinate play dates with friends, and teach children age-appropriate self-management skills.

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The campaign includes a non-branded website (www.Time2TalkAsthma.com) and downloadable practical tools including a brochure and an asthma symptom diary and asthma action plan which can be used to help make the most of each appointment with the child's healthcare provider to help manage and prevent asthma symptoms.

"Parents of children with asthma have a big job on their hands. Not only are they dealing with all the day-to-day parenting challenges, they also have to coordinate care for the child with asthma which at first can seem daunting," said Jo Frost. "Our goal is to show parents how to make the most of each conversation with health care providers, caregivers and others involved in the care of their children."

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SOURCE Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics; Merck & Co.
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