August 20, 2014

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Recognizing asthma friendly schooling

As summer winds down, families across the nation are beginning to prepare for the new school year. A new school environment can sometimes be difficult for children with asthma. This back-to-school season, the American Lung Association highlights tips for families of children with asthma and stresses the importance of crafting a plan to properly manage asthma in a school environment.

"Before shopping for back-to-school supplies, parents of students with asthma should first consider their child's health for the time that they spend under the supervision of school personnel and in the school environment," said Norman H. Edelman, M.D., senior medical advisor of the American Lung Association. "They should work closely with their healthcare provider and school personnel before the school year begins to put a plan in place for good asthma control in the classroom."