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Asthma Quiz

Children are more likely to have asthma than are adults. In fact, asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Find out more about this condition by taking the following quiz.

1. Asthma is a common disease among children and adults in the United States.
2. Asthma is an emotional or psychological illness.
3. The way that parents raise their children can cause asthma.
4. Asthma episodes may cause breathing problems, but these episodes are not really harmful or dangerous.
5. Asthma episodes usually occur suddenly without warning.
6. Many different things can bring on an asthma episode.
7. Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled.
8. There are different types of medicine to control asthma.
9. People with asthma have no way to monitor how well their lungs are functioning.
10. Both children and adults can have asthma.
11. Tobacco smoke can make an asthma episode worse.
12. People with asthma should not exercise.

Online Resources

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8&cont=5
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8&cont=6
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8&cont=8
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8&cont=9
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8&sub=16
American Lung Association  http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=33276
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute  http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Asthma/Asthma_All.html