World Asthma Day will be celebrated

World Asthma Day will be celebrated on May 1. The day is an opportunity to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. This year’s theme is “You can control your asthma”. The theme emphasizes that effective asthma treatments exist and, with proper diagnosis, education, and treatment, the great majority of asthma patients can achieve and maintain good control of their disease.

The staff of the Miramichi Regional Health Authority’s Asthma/COPD clinic will be marking World Asthma day by holding an information session at the Douglastown Shoppers Drug Mart located in Northumberland Square on May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Respiratory therapist, Angela Thomas and registered nurse Linda McKinnon will be available to perform lung function and oxygen tests as well answer any questions related to asthma. They recommend that individuals bring their puffers and devices with them to assist in the education process.

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