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Asthma Toolkit II Offers Free Training to Area Medical Professionals

The occurrence of asthma is particularly high in Colorado, but asthma patients in Pueblo and El Paso counties are getting expert help thanks in part to efforts of Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center, National Jewish Health and Kaiser Permanente. The Asthma Toolkit II program is able to continue work in these counties thanks to more »

Sterling Wheat Farmer Knows How to Control His Asthma

STERLING – Imagine trying to perform your daily routine while sucking on a straw. That’s how Del Northrup, of New Raymer, describes living with asthma. A lot of people don’t understand what asthma is, he said. Asthma is the inflammation and narrowing of the airways, often triggered by pollutants such as dust and smoke. Northrup more »

Local Boy, Mom Team Up Beat Asthma

MERINO — This past summer, Heather Neff, a native of northeast Colorado and a Merino resident, was told that her young son Ty would have asthma the rest of his life. While talking with Heather on the phone, I hear Ty running around the room, calling to his mother, and basically sounding like a typical more »

Support for Asthma Sufferers Improves Quality of Life

Asthma attacks are caused by swelling of the airways in the lungs, which leaves people struggling to get their breath. That adds up to a lot of time feeling sick, missed work and school, and money for emergency room visits. Many people with asthma have feelings of anxiety and sadness. Children with asthma may have more »

Asthma ToolKit On TV

National Jewish Health is taking their successful Asthma Tool Kit Program into Denver-metro communities to help train health care providers on asthma diagnosis and care. National Jewish Health has partnered with Metro Community Providers Network, who work with underserved populations, to raise the level of asthma care. The program is is available thanks in part more »

Primary Care + Public Health

This video, produced by the Institute of Medicine, highlights a recent report on the integration of primary care and public health. The integration of primary care and public health can enhance the capacity of both sectors to carry out their respective missions and link with other stakeholders to catalyze a collaborative, intersectoral movement toward improved more »