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Brooklyn, New York--Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center located at 585 Schenectady Avenue in Brooklyn, between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street, will offer free health screenings for Asthma to all members of the public.  The screenings are made possible through Kingsbrook’s partnership with The Foundation for Medical Evaluation and Early Detection.
 
Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm that in the United States, there are millions of persons who suffer from environment-related allergies that lead to respiratory illnesses, most often, Asthma.  Further research shows that Asthma is the most predominant or common long-term respiratory disorder that affects both children and adults in our community.  In this regard, the high incidences of Asthma in our local communities of Central Brooklyn only serve to confirm the agency’s findings.  The foregoing is of great concern to medical practitioners, as an intense episode of Asthma can be life threatening to an individual.
 
“Kingsbrook remains steadfastly committed to ensuring the health and wellness of all the individuals and families it serves.  In light of this, every month we are offering a different complimentary health screening that addresses a prevalent medical disorder that is impacting our community residents”, states Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs at Kingsbrook.   
 
She adds, “We have worked diligently to cement a partnership that enables us to offer every member of our local community with an opportunity to receive an important health screening, as we strive to reduce the incidences of illness, in this instance, Asthma, among our residents.  Moreover, these free screenings are being offered through our network of family health centers to ensure that all members of our community have access to a complimentary screening either locally or at a site that is conveniently located.   It is our hope that individuals will avail themselves of this opportunity to get screened, become aware of their health status and, if necessary, get the medical help that they need.” 

If you or someone you know can benefit from this free Asthma health screening initiative, we encourage you to visit any of the above locations on the days and times listed.  For more information please call Kingsbrook’s Public Affairs office at
718-604-5062.
 
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 82nd year, is an 864-bed teaching Medical Center, dedicated to meeting the health needs of one of Brooklyn’s most culturally diverse communities. Kingsbrook continues to implement programs and services that respond to the vital health needs and concerns of the community at large. Centers of Excellence Include:  Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn’s only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, an inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Program, an outpatient Caribbean Community Mental Health Program, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, Orthopedic Surgery, an ADA Certified Diabetes Self-Management Center including a Comprehensive Health & Obesity Management Program, a Women’s Wellness Center featuring Minimally- Invasive Gynecological Surgery and state of the art Digital Mammography. Other specialty areas include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery and a Certified Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, as well as a 538-bed Adult and Pediatric long term care facility. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State. 
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