Media Alert: American Lung Association and the CDC to Host Asthma Twitter Chat

Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2013)



WHAT:  The American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are hosting an asthma Twitter chat as part of National Asthma Awareness Month. Participants will learn about ways to better manage their asthma; how CDC’s National Asthma Control Program can help people living with asthma form their own Asthma Action Plans; and how to protect their health from air pollution.  

WHEN:  Friday, May 3, 2013, from 1 – 2 p.m. (EDT)

WHO:  Dr. Robin Ikeda, Acting Director for the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC

American Lung Association air quality and asthma management experts

WHY:  Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans, both young and old. There is no cure for asthma, but the good news is it can be managed and treated so you can live a normal, healthy life.  The Lung Association and CDC are teaming up during Asthma Awareness Month to take questions about asthma management.

HOW:  Use the hashtag #asthma to join this Twitter chat and to submit questions to @LungAssociation and @CDC_DrIkeda.  No registration is required. 

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About the American Lung Association
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