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Parkview to offer free program on asthma

Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Parkview Huntington Hospital will present a free, four-hour program, “Understanding Asthma,” on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the lower-level classrooms at Parkview Huntington Hospital, 2001 Stults Road, Huntington.

“Understanding Asthma” is an educational opportunity designed for asthmatic adults, children and their parents, who would benefit from a positive experience with practical asthma education.

Those with asthma will learn:

- What asthma is
- How to avoid asthma “triggers”
- Asthma medications
- Breathing and relaxation exercises
- When to call a doctor
- And much more

The event will help educate adults and raise self-esteem and confidence in children with asthma. Respiratory therapists will be on duty during the event, and each participant will receive useful tools and entertaining educational materials. Pediatrician Duane Hougendobler, MD, will speak on the topic of asthma at 2 p.m.

Free spacers and peak flow meters also will be given out while supplies last.

“Understanding Asthma” is sponsored by Parkview Huntington Foundation and Parkview Huntington Hospital’s Respiratory Care Department. Support will be provided by Philips Home Healthcare Solutions, Respiratory Products – Hudson RCI Teleflex Medical.

Reservations are required. Call Parkview Huntington Hospital’s Respiratory Care Department at (260) 355-3451.