Center for Integrative Health (CIH) Asthma Program

Free Asthma Screening

Is your child experiencing increased coughing, nighttime awakenings, shortness of breath and/or wheezing? If so, they may have asthma. Complete a short four-question survey to find out if your child needs follow up.

Free Asthma Care

Eligible locations include:

  • Center of Life Afterschool Program (Hazelwood)
  • Propel Hazelwood
  • Woodland Hills Wilkins Elementary
  • Edgewood Elementary
  • South Allegheny Elementary
  • Clairton City School District

Asthma Facts:

  • Most common chronic illness in kids with no cure
  • More than 6 million kids have asthma in the U.S.*
  • Attributed to 13.8 million missed school days every year*
  • 53% of kids with asthma have an asthma attack each year*
  • Asthma CAN BE managed
  • Asthma IS NOT contagious

A Good Asthma Action Plan Will Help You:

  • Prevent symptoms like coughing and shortness of breath
  • Reduce your need for quick-relief medicines
  • Maintain good lung function
  • Sleep through the night and continue normal activities
  • Prevent asthma attacks that could result in an ER visit or hospital stay

Know Your Triggers:

  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Second-Hand Smoke
  • Cold Air
  • Dust
  • Outdoor Allergens
  • Mold
  • Pollution
  • Pets
  • Exercise
  • Smoke
  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Chemicals
  • Perfume
  • Bugs
There is no cure for asthma but there are things you can do to keep your asthma under control:
  • See your doctor regularly
  • Take your medications as prescribed
  • Pay attention to your symptoms
  • Avoid your triggers
Contact the Duquesne University CIH Asthma Program today!

Brittani Namey, MSN, CRNP
Asthma Program Nurse Care Coordinator
nameyb@duq.edu
412.377.6326


*American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. (2021). Asthma Facts.
          https://acaai.org/news/facts-
          statistics/asthma#:~:text=More%20than%203%2C500%20people%20die,than%20adults%20(44.9%20percent)