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May 05

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 9:40 AM by Victoria Mulherin

May is Asthma Awareness Month
Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. One in 14 Americans live with asthma, a disease affecting the lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma successfully to reduce and prevent asthma attacks, also called episodes. Successful asthma management includes knowing the warning signs of an attack, avoiding things that may trigger an attack, and following the advice of your healthcare provider. Using what you know about managing your asthma can give you control over this chronic disease. When you control your asthma, you will breathe easier, be as active as you would like, sleep well, stay out of the hospital, and be free from coughing and wheezing.

Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Burlington County Health Department, The YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, along with our other partners are pleased to offer lung function screenings, smoking and lung cancer information, vaping education, resources for parents and kids, as well as tips for coping with ongoing and seasonal asthma. Light refreshments will be provided. Open to the public from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. At 6:00 PM a presentation from Dr. Andrew Martin will be on treatment for severe asthma in adults.

Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Burlington-Riverfront YMCA
Address: 302 Commerce Square Blvd., Burlington, NJ 08016
Contact: 1-800-555-1990 ext. 4
Cost: Free!


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