The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology will conduct its annual Nationwide Asthma Screening Program this May. Westchester-area allergists will offer free screenings for people who are experiencing breathing problems, such as chronic coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
Screening will take place on May 14 at the Lawrence Hospital Center in the First Floor Conference Room from 9 am to 12 pm.
This is the 15th year of the program that offers free asthma screenings in more than 200 communities across the country. In addition to helping identify people at risk for asthma, the screenings also provide an opportunity for diagnosed asthmatics to talk with a specialist about their disease and how to keep symptoms under control.
A list of screening sites, information about asthma and online self-tests called the LQ Test and Kids’ Asthma Check are available at www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org.