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April 2014 Monthly Health Topics


Mobile Pediatric Asthma Unit Helps Patients in Queens

By Susan Beane, M.D., Vice President and Medical Director, Healthfirst

 

Asthma is one of the leading serious illnesses among children and accounts for 13 million absences from school each year. About 6.8 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S. have asthma, and in 2008 alone 11 percent of children in New York State had asthma. In light of these facts, I think it’s important to share the amazing work of my friend and colleague Hadi M. Jabbar, M.D., pediatric pulmonologist at the New York Hospital Queens and director of the Pediatric Asthma Center. Read More!


Changing Healthcare Culture by Creating Healthy Villages     

By George Hulse, Vice President of External Affairs, Healthfirst

 

Enjoying a healthy life is influenced not only by a person’s genetic makeup, it is also impacted by their community’s healthcare culture—the way a community thinks about its health and how it experiences healthcare. I believe that community organizations can play a prominent role in offering our communities the tools they need to improve their health and have positive interactions with the healthcare system. Read More!


 

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