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Children with Asthma Can Exercise with Duquesne Athletes at Free Camp

Through a free asthma camp for children 5 to 17 years old, Duquesne University will provide screenings, education and a chance to exercise with Duquesne athletes.

The last in a summer series, these camps are offered in collaboration with physicians from the Department of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology at Allegheny General Hospital and members of For Your Good Health, a regional nonprofit focused on health education.

After a study showing alarming results of undertreated and non-diagnosed asthma in inner city children, Dr. Jennifer Padden and Dr. Nicole Marcotullio, assistant professors in Duquesne’s Mylan School of Pharmacy, received a grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) program to conduct a series of asthma camps.

When: Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Fourth floor of the Power Center

Information: For more information, call 412.396.2155. Walk-ins are welcome, but parents/guardians must accompany their children.

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