People with asthma can benefit from new Center for Healthy Living program

August 20, 2014  

The Center for Healthy Living (CHL) is now accepting registrations for its new asthma education and self-management program.

During the 12-week program, participants will learn how to manage their asthma and will practice skills to reduce the chance their asthma will get out of control. The program will cover how asthma affects breathing, how to use a peak flow meter and how to monitor asthma triggers. The program will also examine the role and use of medications.

Participants will develop their own asthma action plan to help them work with their health care provider. By following the plan, participants can gain the most from office visits and medications and avoid emergencies related to their condition.

The program will run from noon-12:50 p.m. on Mondays Sept. 8 through Nov. 24. Registration is due by Sept. 3.

The program is available at no cost to all benefits-eligible employees. Spouses and same-sex domestic partners covered on a Purdue medical plan may also attend without charge. To register for the program, contact Millie Fenneman, CHL practice administrator, at 49-45505.

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