At least 22 million Americans have asthma and about 6.5 million of them are people under the age of 18.
Although many deaths from asthma are avoidable with treatment and proper care, each day at least 9 Americans die from asthma. There are more than 3,300 deaths a year from asthma.
Boys are twice as likely to develop asthma than girls, but in adults, women are more likely than men.
A hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system.
A life threatening allergic reaction.
Is an American movie actress, producer, director and screenwriter.
A group of metabolic diseases resulting in high blood sugar.
An American biochemist.
is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.
Two illnesses caused by viruses.
An agent that kills the life of a microorganism.
Are large powerful mammals with thick shaggy fur and belong to the Ursidae family.