Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways in the lungs. During an asthma attack, airways become inflamed, making it hard to breathe. Asthma attacks can be mild, moderate, or serious and even life threatening.

Asthma Symptoms

Is Your Asthma Under Control?

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Asthma Capitals 2019

Disparities in Asthma

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Food Allergies affect 1 in 13 kids.  Any food can be a problem, but the biggest offenders are:

  • Peanuts 

  • Tree nuts

  • Eggs

  • Milk

  • Wheat

  • Soy

  • Fish

  • Shellfish

  • Sesame

Food Allergy Info

Food Allergy Guidelines - Michigan Dept. of Education

Allergy Capitals 2019

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

                                    ― Albert Einstein


With proper treatment for your asthma, you should be able to:

  • Stay active and symptom free (this includes exercising and playing sports)

  • Reduce or even prevent asthma symptoms

  • Maintain normal functioning

  • No missed school or work because of asthma

  • No or minimal need for emergency department visits or hospitalizations

  • Sleep through the night without having asthma symptoms

  • Have no or very few side effects from asthma medicines

  • Have normal or near normal lung function

Trigger Checklist - Home

Trigger Checklist - Childcare Center/School

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