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      Asthma rates on the rise

      The number of Americans suffering from asthma is at an all-time high.

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it saw a significant jump in asthma patients from 2001 to 2010.{} in 2010, one out of every 12 Americans were living with the disease.

      Asthma is a chronic disorder with no known cure.{} A person's airflow is periodically obstructed due to inflammation and the contraction of tiny muscles around the airway.{}{}

      Patients are encouraged to work with their doctors in creating and following an action plan to respond to and prevent flair ups.

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