Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Free Asthma Screenings Help Identify Poorly-Controlled Symptoms

On May 20, 2012, I was pleased to offer a free asthma screening for our local community as a volunteer for the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology's Annual Nationwide Asthma Screening Program. This is the 16th year of the Nationwide Asthma Screening Program, the ACAAI's public service campaign to find adults and children who are at risk for undiagnosed and uncontrolled asthma. Our screening was a wonderful experience, and we were able to identify a number of individuals whose respiratory symptoms are likely to improve with comprehensive allergy and asthma care. We've been asked to return for additional screenings, and I plan to do so this summer and fall.



Many thanks to Medical Device Depot for donating the spirometry turbines, without which this screening would not have been possible.



If you are looking for a free asthma screening in your area, please click here to learn more!

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