Understanding asthma and treatment resources

May is Asthma Awareness Month and peak season for asthma sufferers. It’s an important time to educate your family, friends and co-workers about this chronic disease.

How prevalent is it? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 24.6 million Americans are living with asthma.

AstraZeneca has a longstanding commitment to researching and developing innovative treatment options for asthma patients. Part of this ongoing commitment in asthma research, new data have been presented at the 2012 Annual International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS).

To access helpful asthma resources, including information on asthma triggers and steps that may help prevent asthma attacks, visit the EPA’s website at www.epa.gov/asthma/about.html. Or to take a free asthma assessment, click here.

Elizabeth Renz, Director, Brand Corporate Affairs at AstraZeneca