Posts for tag: May
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's a peak season for those with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate yourself, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. Ten people a day die from asthma. Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. The rate of allergies is climbing.
Is it Asthma? Download the guide.
- A good YouTube video for older children & Teens that explains How Does Asthma Work.
- How to use the New Qvar RediHaler for age 4 years & older
- Printed Instructions on using Qvar RediHaler
Asthma spacers or holding chambers:
This Quest for the Code YouTube Video teaches children all about asthma.
Online Version: The Asthma Control Test for Age 12 and older.
Print Version: The Asthma Control Test for Age 12 and older.
Online Version: The Asthma Control Test for Ages 4 through 11 years old.
Print Version: Childhood Asthma Control Test for children 4 to 11 years Know your score.
About National Missing Children's Day
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. Each year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorates Missing Children's Day with a ceremony honoring the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children.
Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this cause.
The Missing-Child, Emergency-Response, Quick-Reference guide provides a checklist of actions for families to take in the event a child goes missing.
The FBI’s Child ID App; Putting Safety in Your Hands
The FBI's Violent Crimes Against Children/Online Predators Website
Safety Tips to Help Avoid Child Abduction
Parents' Guide to Preventing Child Abduction, Kidnapping, and Missing Children
Follow these swimming rules from our partners for a safe and enjoyable swim season: Red Cross
Get the most out of Red Cross swim lessons with the Swim App.
The "I'm A Safe Swimmer" Pledge
The Water Safety Activity & Coloring Book