Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Breathe easy over asthma

BY DEMITRI DIAKANTONIS, DAILY NEWS WRITER, Originally published on November 16, 2005

Jackson Hts. clinic sets free tests for kids

As winter - the worst time of the year for asthma attacks - approaches, a Jackson Heights neighborhood health care facility is stepping up a campaign to protect local children from the potentially deadly disease.

The Jackson Heights Health Center, an affiliate of New York Hospital Queens, began administering free asthma evaluations and flu shots to children on Monday and will do so on selected days through next Wednesday. The center is at 73-15 Northern Blvd....

...The association noted that asthmatic children often need medication two to three times a day, an expense that many families in Jackson Heights' large immigrant population may not be able to afford....
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