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Multimedia Asthma Messages


Audio Podcasts


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Asthma - Get the Facts!

In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about basic asthma facts.
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Travel Tips for People with Asthma

This podcast will assist health care providers in supporting asthma patients so they can be symptom-free and fully active while traveling.
Listen To This Podcast... (2:16)


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Don’t Let Asthma Keep You Out of The Game

In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about how to stay active if you have asthma.
Listen To This Podcast... (3:26)


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Asthma – What You Need to Know

Children and adults can have asthma and attacks can be frightening. To help control asthma, know the warning signs of an attack, stay away from asthma triggers, and follow your health care provider's advice.
Listen To This Podcast... (1:19)

This short podcast discusses why, when asthma is combined with a case of the flu, the risk for serious medical consequences is higher than normal.

Breathe Easier: A Minute of Health with CDC

This short podcast discusses why, when asthma is combined with a case of the flu, the risk for serious medical consequences is higher than normal.
Listen To This Podcast... (1:00)


This full-length podcast discusses why, when asthma is combined with a case of the flu, the risk for serious medical consequences is higher than normal.

Breathe Easier: A Cup of Health with CDC

This full-length podcast discusses why, when asthma is combined with a case of the flu, the risk for serious medical consequences is higher than normal.
Listen To This Podcast... (3:26)


In this full-length broadcast, Dr. Paul Garbe, director of the CDC National Asthma Control Program, discusses how people can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease.

Breathe Easier: Learn About Asthma: A Minute of Health with CDC

In this full-length broadcast, Dr. Paul Garbe, director of the CDC National Asthma Control Program, discusses how people can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease.
Listen To This Podcast... (4:47)


This short podcast discusses how people can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease.

Breathe Easier: Learn About Asthma: A Minute of Health with CDC

This short podcast discusses how people can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease.
Listen To This Podcast... (0:59)


Video Podcasts with Audio


This podcast features real-life success stories of students with asthma who, thanks to their schools' implementation of asthma- friendly policies and programs, now have their asthma under control.

Creating an Asthma-Friendly School

This podcast features real-life success stories of students with asthma who, thanks to their schools' implementation of asthma-friendly policies and programs, now have their asthma under control.
Listen To/Watch This Podcast... (13:44)


Clean and well-maintained homes can prevent many illnesses and injuries. This podcast discusses how good health begins at home.

Health Begins at Home

Clean and well-maintained homes can prevent many illnesses and injuries. This podcast discusses how good health begins at home.
Listen To/Watch This Podcast... (3:29)


Videos


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Know How to Use Your Asthma Inhaler

You can control your asthma and avoid an attack by taking your medicine exactly as your doctor or other medical professional tells you to do and by avoiding things that can cause an attack. Watch a video to follow along with the correct way to use your metered dose inhaler.


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Jessica's Story

Jessica, a mother with a young son who suffers from asthma attacks due to secondhand smoke exposure, urges people not to be shy to tell people not to smoke around kids. Watch this Video


Paul Garbe

Helping Americans Breathe Easier

The death of a 10-year-old boy to a fatal asthma attack launched an idea to implement laws and policies allowing schoolage children access to lifesaving medications when they need it. Watch this Video... (2:45)


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Information About Asthma

This American Sign Language (ASL) film, produced by the CDC and the Deaf Wellness Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center, discusses how to manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease. Watch this Video... (15:26)


This video discusses how you can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease.

Childhood Asthma

Source: Developed by the DC Department of Health. ©2004.
This video discusses how you can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease. Watch This Video... (9:28)


This video discusses how you can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease.

Asthma and the Elderly

Source: Developed by the DC Department of Health. ©2004.
This video discusses how you can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease. Watch This Video... (13:02)


This video discusses how you can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease.

Asma en nuestra Comunidad

Source: Developed by the DC Department of Health. ©2004.
This video discusses how you can manage asthma to help prevent attacks or decrease the overall health effects of this disease. Watch This Video... (10:36)


CDC Expert Commentary


These videos are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape designed to deliver CDC's authoritative guidance directly to Medscape's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

Dr. Elizabeth Herman
Acetaminophen and Asthma

Dr. Elizabeth Herman comments on recent questions regarding the use of acetaminophen and either the development of asthma or the severity of asthma symptoms. From CDC’s Expert Commentary Series on Medscape.
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Dr. Elizabeth Herman
The Prescription for Wintertime Asthma Control

Dr. Elizabeth Herman tells clinicians how a few minutes of counseling can help keep their patients with asthma healthy all winter.
Watch This Video... (3:25)


Dr. David Callahan
The 15-Minute Asthma Visit

Dr. David Callahan outlines how clinicians can provide evidence-based care for patients with asthma in a 15-minute office visit.
Watch This Video... (5:32)


Dr. David Callahan
Asthma Control During Travel

Dr. David Callahan outlines how clinicians can prepare patients with asthma for symptom-free travel.
Watch This Video... (3:46)


Health-e-Cards


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They Count on You

Send an electronic greeting card to friends, family, co-workers!
Source: Developed by the Missouri Department of Health.


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Know Your Triggers

Send an electronic greeting card to friends, family, co-workers!
Source: Developed by the Missouri Department of Health.

 

Data & Surveillance

Percents by Age, Sex, and Race, United States, 2012. Age: Child = 9.3%, Adult =  8.0%, Sex: Male = 7.0%, Female =  9.5%, Race/Ethnicity: White =  8.1%, Black =  11.9%, Hispanic =  7%. Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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