Help Slow the Spread - CDC Recommendations on Face Coverings

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and May 5th is World Asthma Day. KMHS Clinic would like to remind the community that even with our busy schedules, it’s important to take time to remember the symptoms and risks of asthma.

Proper control and management of asthma triggers is the first step in controlling asthma symptoms. We ask that you help us spread the message on World Asthma Day that asthma control is vital in keeping the community healthy.

In Georgia, there were 24,271 emergency room visits for children 0-17 years old in 2017, which cost Georgia more than $55.7 million in emergency department charges. The Georgia Asthma Control Program aims to keep children healthier by encouraging asthma trigger management, adherence to long-term asthma control medication and updated asthma action plans. These strategies result in lower associated social and financial costs for families, including time lost from school and work.

For more information on World Asthma Day, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/world_asthma_day.htm .

According to the CDC, people with moderate to severe asthma are at high risk for severe illness. For information regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and asthma, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/asthma.html . This website discusses risks, treatment, and how to prepare. It encourages those with asthma to follow their Asthma Action Plan. For more information on what is happening in Georgia, please visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/preparing-and-responding-covid-19 .

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