Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It can limit a person's quality of life. While we don't know why asthma rates are rising, we do know that most 1 in 12 people with asthma can control their symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding asthma triggers and correctly using prescribed medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids.
For more information read the May 2011 Vitalsigns from the CDC (PDF)
Go to MyPlate Kids' Place for fun activities kids can do to learn to be healthier.
Visit sugarydrinkfacts.org for information about sugary drinks and their affects on you.
WILL is my source for... keeping Champaign-Urbana families healthy. A short video about health and wellness, filmed at the sweetcorn festival.
Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma from the Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division. This is a large PDF file.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Pet-Scription. A person's age and health status may affect his or her immune system, increasing the chances of getting sick. Find out more
Get some great information from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.