County youths go on asthma safari

first_img You Might Like Adams Glass open house starts tonight Open House at The Christmas Shoppe at Adams Glass Studio has become a Pike County tradition. However, Charles Adams, shop… read more Sponsored Content Published 7:15 am Sunday, November 16, 2008 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration County youths go on asthma safari By Jaine Treadwell Next UpBush said Troy University gladly accepts the lead in a program that is so beneficial to so many young people and their parents.“The children are learning to manage their asthma and will hopefully share what they have learned with their parents,” Bush said.Some of the children have only recently been diagnosed and are just coming to an understanding of asthma and how they can better manage it by knowing the triggers and their limitations.Asthma attacks can be triggered by many things from dust to cold air,” said Debbie Loyd, registered nurse and Asthma Safari volunteer. “There are indoor triggers and outdoor triggers and children with asthma need to be able to recognize the things that trigger their asthma.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Other than learning to identify asthma triggers and knowing ways to better manage their condition, children with asthma find comfort in knowing that they are not by themselves.“It helps them tremendously to know that there are others with the same condition,” Hill said. “And, it’s also encouraging for them to realize that there are those who understand their condition and stand ready to help them in the event of an attack.”The Troy Rotary Club has come on board as a supporter of the Asthma Safari. The club presented a $500 check to Bush to defray the costs of the educational materials for the Safari and also provided lunch for the volunteers. Book Nook to reopen Print Article About 325 youngsters, kindergarten through second grade, participated in the Asthma Safari at the Family Life Center in Troy on Friday.The numbers were both good and not so good.“We should be concerned that the number of children with asthma is that high,” said Christi Hill, registered nurse with Steps to a Healthier Alabama. “We have more children diagnosed with asthma in Pike County than in any other county in our area. But, it’s good that we have a program like Asthma Safari to help these children learn about asthma and ways that they can control it.”For seven years, the Steps and Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids programs have taken the lead in the Asthma Safari program. This year, Troy University under the direction of Dr. Gayle Bush, has taken the lead in the program to give it sustainability. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the authorlast_img

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