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Kingsbrook Hosts Asthma Screening Week


June, 2016--Brooklyn, NY-- Kingsbrook's Best Health School provides free education and early detection options for Central Brooklyn residents all year round. On June 27-30 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.

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 better access to wellness information and screenings to promote healthier communities in our borough. says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “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 our effort to improve access to quality care.”

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. It is one of this country's most common and costly diseases.

For more information on screenings and education from Kingsbrook’s Best Health School, visit our website at under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 91st 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.