ALMH presents "Active with Asthma" October 26th
Please RSVP for free dinner

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[October 25, 2016]  LINCOLN - According to the Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, at least 10.6% of adults in Logan County have asthma, higher than both the Illinois and United States averages. The Illinois Hospital Association reported in May 2014 that Logan County’s hospitalization rate due to asthma has been increasing since 2007 from 8.6 percent to 10.5 percent.

Exercise and physical activity are an important part of staying healthy and a critical part of asthma management. People with asthma should be able to participate in almost any sport or exercise. To encourage people with asthma to stay active, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is hosting a free event, Active with Asthma.

On October 26, people with asthma or individuals who care for people with asthma are invited to hear from asthma experts. The event will feature a free dinner by Guzzardo’s and be held from 6pm-7:30pm at the LCHS cafeteria.

Featured speakers include Ellen Pratt, MD of Springfield Clinic and Sharon Koester, ALMH Respiratory Therapist.

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“Asthma symptoms can include coughs, wheezes, chest tightness or shortness of breath. It’s important to understand your symptoms so you can help find ways to prevent them. But everyone is different. Recognizing potential triggers is part of developing an action plan. People with asthma can stay active and we look forward to a night of education and inspiration,” said Koester.

Interested participants must RSVP for the event. Seating is limited. Participants should call 217-605-5008 to reserve seat.

[Angela Stoltzenburg, MBA
Marketing and Community Partnerships Manager
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]


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