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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Challenges Patients and Caregivers to 'Get Smart About Asthma'
Date:1/24/2013

persistent asthma may not always experience these outward symptoms of asthma. For these patients, current treatment guidelines recommend a daily maintenance therapy to help prevent inflammation, manage symptoms and control asthma. When asthma is under control, patients lessen the chance of an asthma attack and can remain active without having asthma symptoms and worry less about emergency visits or stays at the hospital.

"Having worked for close to 60 years with patients living with asthma, AAFA understands how important it is for them to take a proactive approach to fully educating themselves about their condition and the proper ways to effectively manage and control their asthma," said Bill McLin , President and CEO of AAFA. "Our goal is to encourage patients with asthma and their caregivers to be their own advocates and to gain access to much-needed tools and resources through educational platforms such as Get Smart About Asthma."

Teva Respiratory is a corporate sponsor of www.GetSmartAboutAsthma.com.

About Asthma
Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease of inflammation of both the large and small airways of the lung, characterized by symptoms including wheezing and coughing. Asthma may cause recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing that often occur at night or early in the morning.  Without appropriate treatment, asthma symptoms may persist and result in an asthma attack, which can lead to hospitalization and even death.

About Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953 that serves as the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.  AAFA is dedicat
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