The Columbia University Asthma Coalition Presents: "Control Your Asthma So Your Asthma Doesnt Control You"
CONTACT: Carolyn Conway-Hoare 212-305-3900
The Columbia University Asthma Coalition Presents:
“CONTROL YOUR ASTHMA SO YOUR ASTHMA DOESN’T
A WORKSHOP FOR MOTHERS AND CHILDREN
WHAT: The Columbia University Asthma Coalition will sponsor a
special Mother’s Day workshop inviting children in grades 4-6 to bring
their mothers and learn about asthma. Presentations in English and
Spanish will provide basic information about asthma and discuss triggers
and treatments for asthma. In addition, interactive display tables
will give kids and moms an opportunity to learn about asthma first-hand
– from devices for treatment to environmental triggers that can bring on
an asthma attack.
WHY: Asthma is a chronic condition in which the airways become
inflamed, interfering with breathing. It is a genetic disease that
can be passed from mothers to children. Prevalence of this serious illness
is particularly high in inner-city communities and among African-American
and Latino individuals. Although several triggers for asthma attacks
have been identified, such as dust, pet hair, and air pollution, the underlying
cause of the disease is still not understood. Most people with asthma
can control their symptoms completely by using maintenance medications
that limit airway inflammation. Education about treatments raises
awareness about effective control of asthma.
WHEN: Saturday, May 12
10 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Alumni Auditorium
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
630 West 168th Street (between Broadway and Fort Washington)
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