Memorial Hosts Seminar to Protect Community’s Respiratory Health
Families to be screened for Alpha-1- Antitrypsin Deficiency
SOUTH BEND, IN - Memorial Health Discovery Center welcomes the Michiana community to protect their respiratory health through free health screenings and education. The screening, provided to those age 5 and older, will recognize those with Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) and other respiratory conditions.
Dates: Nov. 3, Nov. 8 & Nov. 10
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Memorial Health Discovery Center
Prize: $100 gift card drawing
Register: Call 574-647-1801
“Most people don’t know that 95% of people with AATD don’t even know they have it. AATD is a hereditary disease that can be misdiagnosed as COPD or asthma with minimal response to therapies,” said Tanya Abreu, President and National Program Director, Spirit of Women Hospital Network. “Since it is inherited, your parents, siblings, and children may also be at risk for the disorder, so everyone really should be tested.”
The Art of Living: One Breath at a Time is organized and hosted by Memorial Hospital, a member of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, with support provided by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
For a calendar of free screenings offered at Memorial’s Health Discovery Center, please visit www.qualitoflife.org/hdc.
About Spirit of Women
Spirit of Women® is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives with innovative health and community programs. Visit spiritofwomen.com.