Pediatric asthma is the No. 1 reason children are brought to the emergency room and the third-leading cause of child hospitalization. It's also a leading cause for kids missing school. It should NEVER be the number-one excuse why boys and girls are not active.
Kohl's Cares for Kids® Asthma Campaign and the University of Maryland Children's Hospital are working together to raise awareness of asthma in children, what can trigger it, and where and how best to control it.
So what can you do to help control asthma and asthma symptoms? The first thing to do is learn about triggers.
Triggers are allergens, things in the environment or activities that can bring on asthma symptoms. Some common triggers are: cigarette smoke, mold, pollen, pet dander, cockroaches, dust mites, exercise and stress.
It is important to identify which triggers your child reacts to and how to avoid those triggers.
While there is no cure for asthma, it can be controlled with proper treatment. This includes avoiding triggers and taking prescribed controller medicines.
Kohl's Cares Breathmobile
The University of Maryland Children's Hospital operates the Kohl's Breathmobile, a mobile clinic that stops at area elementary and middle schools to provide kids with the care they need.
To learn more about how Kohl's is helping the University of Maryland Children's Hospital raise awareness about pediatric asthma, visit our Breathmobile page.
Did you know:
- In Baltimore City as many as 1 out of every 5 school children can be affected with asthma, which is more than twice the national average.
- The Breathmobile has provided care to 3,000 Baltimore City children through approximately 8,000 patient visits since 2002.
- Since 2008, Kohl’s has donated more than $780,000 to support children’s health and wellness programs at University of Maryland Children’s Hospital through Kohl’s Cares®.
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