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Free Asthma Camps for Kids, Parents Continue at Duquesne

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

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 the Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne, received a grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) program to conduct a series of asthma camps.

The 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.

Parents must accompany the children and are invited to stay for the sessions, which include free health screenings. Lunch will be provided.

When: Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University

Information: Call 412.396.2155. Walk-ins are welcome, but parents/guardians must accompany their children.

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