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South Dakota Students with Asthma Can Breathe Easier After New Law Allows Self-Administered Medications
Date:3/9/2010

cation">South Dakota offers a free telephone consulting service for those with questions about asthma and other lung diseases: 1-800-LUNG-USA. Information is also available online at www.lungsd.org.  The nonprofit is also planning a major fundraiser "LungWalk" on April 10 at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls, SD.

While effective medications and action plans can help people with asthma live normal lives, the chronic illness remains a major public health concern. In 2008, approximately 23.3 million Americans had asthma. In 2008, the condition accounted for an estimated 14.4 million lost school days in children and 14.2 million lost work days in adults. Asthma is a leading cause of activity limitation and costs our nation $20.7 billion in health care costs annually.

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