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[October 20, 2007]  Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is offering a free seminar for adults with asthma. The presentation will be Oct. 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at ALMH.

Sharon Koester, a registered respiratory therapist and certified asthma educator, will lead the fun and interactive "Breathe Well, Live Well" program.

Koester will teach participants how to identify and avoid asthma triggers, recognize the warning signs of an attack, develop a medication schedule, measure peak flow, and create an action plan to manage asthma, including tips on how to partner with doctors and other health care providers to manage symptoms.

Asthma sufferers who have ever missed work, refrained from physical activities or visited a hospital emergency room because of their asthma are especially encouraged to attend.

This new program was jointly developed by the American Lung Association and University of Alabama at Birmingham Lung Health Center to teach adult asthma sufferers how to take back their lives when they take control of their asthma. Past program participants showed a decrease in the severity of asthma symptoms, fewer respiratory problems and were more likely to stick to their treatment regimen.

Class enrollment is limited to 10 adults. Register now by calling 732-5418.

ALMH is a critical access hospital that serves communities in Logan County and eastern Mason County. Information about free health education programs is available at

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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