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Kingsbrook hosts Asthma Screening Week Oct. 23-27


Kingsbrook's Best Health School provides free education and early detection options for Central Brooklyn residents all year round. On October 23-27th free asthma screenings will be held for the entire week, from 11:00-2:00pm in the Pulmonary Lab, DMRI 5th Floor, on our main campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road.

Asthma involves narrowing of the airways, this is sometimes triggered by allergens or irritating things entering the lungs. Symptoms include trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest. In severe cases, asthma can be deadly. There is no cure for asthma, but asthma can be managed with proper prevention and treatment. There are more Americans than ever before suffering from asthma.

" The mission of the Best Health School is to provide increased access to early detection opportunities," says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “the Best Health School's screening programs are specifically designed to address the chronic disease issues most prevelant in our community, especially for the under and uninsured."

For more information please call 718-604-5062.