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Get Smart About Asthma and Inflammation

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Every day in the U.S. 44,000 people have an asthma attack. We take a unique look at the underlying cause of asthma – inflammation.
Air Date: 5/20/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Randall W. Brown, MD
Dr. Brown 1Dr. Randall Brown is director of asthma programs at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease at the University of Michigan, and for 10 years has maintained a professorship in Heath Behavior and Heath Education at the University's School of Public Health.

Dr. Brown received both his B.A. and M.D. from the University of Michigan, and received his Master of Public Health degree from Harvard. He conducted his Pediatrics internship and residency training at Boston University, and completed his clinical postgraduate fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School. He also completed a Respiratory Epidemiology research fellowship at Harvard's Channing Laboratory. Dr. Brown is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology.

Recently, the asthma education program for medical professionals, PACE, for which Dr. Brown is co-author and medical director, has been accepted by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute as the model for physician asthma education efforts -- and is now highlighted on the NIH asthma website. Dr. Brown is the only pulmonologist in Michigan who is a certified asthma educator (AE-C) and he shall serve from 2013 to 2015 on the board of directors for the National Asthma Educator Certification Board.
Get Smart About Asthma and Inflammation
Every day in America 44,000 people have an asthma attack.

Even more startling is that 36,000 kids miss school due to asthma.

Though everyone's asthma triggers are different, this time of year can be especially difficult for asthma sufferers.

Trees, grass, and weed pollen can cause inflammation in the large and small airways of the lung, causing symptoms to flare.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory recently launched Get Smart About Asthma, a comprehensive online asthma management resource that takes a unique look at the underlying cause of asthma – inflammation.

The website – www.GetSmartAboutAsthma.com –features important information about the latest research, as well as guides and tool kits for patients.

Dr. Randall W. Brown joins the conversation and shares some essential information for asthma sufferers.