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Kingsbrook Provides Free Asthma Screenings


June , 2015--Brooklyn, NY-- Kingsbrook's Best Health School provides free education and early detection options for Central Brooklyn residents all year round. On June 22-26th free asthma screenings will be held for the entire week, from 11:00-2:00pm in the Respiratory (Department DMRI 5th Floor) on our main campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road.

The mission of the Best Health School is to provide better access to wellness information and screenings to promote healthier communities in our borough. As such, the Best Health School's education programs provide access to services that are specifically designed for the uninsured of our community, and plays a large part of the facility’s prevention agenda to improve access to quality care and education efforts.

" We do know that most people with asthma can control their symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding asthma triggers and correctly using prescribed medicines, " says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “This is why our Best Health School options are pertinent to driving a healthier community." For more information on our screening schedule for 2015, visit our website at under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062. An additional asthma screening week is scheduled for August 24-28th.

Asthma impacts a large part of the Central Brooklyn community and needs a level of treatment and understanding that is critical for living a normal healthy life. The American lung Association describes, asthma as a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It can limit a person's quality of life.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 90th year, is a 784-bed teaching Medical Center. Centers of Excellence Include: Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn's only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, The Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprised of Inpatient Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry, The Bone & Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement/Sports Medicine and the Neurosciences Institute providing care in General Neurology, Rehab and Stroke care. 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.