Asthma is a common disease among New York City's children and adults. People with asthma have chronic lung inflammation and episodes of airway tightening that cause symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Patient Education Materials
1 Developed by the New York State Consensus Asthma Guideline Panel, and endorsed by the New York State Department of Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York State Plan Association, New York State Coalition of Prepaid Health Services Plans, New York State Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans, Medical Society of the State of New York, New York State Academy of Family Physicians, New York Chapter American College of Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, District II, New York State Thoracic Society, and the American Lung Association of New York. Funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 Official publication of ACAAI – American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, March 2004.
3 Reprinted from CHEST, December 2003.