Contact: Beth Binkley
Public invited to Lung Health
Forum to learn more about keeping their lungs healthy.
Lung Health Forum
When: 11 a.m.
– 2 p.m. Thursday, December
Where: The Boulevard
Mall in front of the Food Court
Lung Health Information
Available at the Boulevard Mall
IRVING , TEX.
(November 12, 2010) – Do you ever stop to think about breathing? Or
think about how your lungs are doing? If you're one of the millions
of Americans who have lung conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, sleep-disordered breathing,
you think about breathing a lot.
On December 9 at The Boulevard
Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Pkwy , Las Vegas from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the American
Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) will host Your Lung Health,
a public forum for those who want to learn more about their lungs. The
event occurs during the International Respiratory Congress slated for
December 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center .
“The Congress is like no
other gathering of respiratory experts in the world,” says Melaine Giordano,
MS, RN, CPFT, co-organizer of the public forum. “Our therapists will
share their expertise at the Boulevard Mall with the very patients and
families we serve, those suffering from respiratory diseases.”
”We believe this event in Las
Vegas will help educate the healthy public as well as those dealing
with lung disease learn more about important ways to live well with
respiratory conditions,” adds Tom Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC and chief
operating officer of the AARC.
(RTs) are licensed health care professionals. RTs assist physicians
by providing diagnostic, treatment and management services to patients
with respiratory conditions. RTs provide these services in hospitals,
outpatient centers, physicians' offices, skilled nursing facilities
and patients' homes.
The American Association for
Respiratory Care (AARC) is a not-for-profit, professional organization,
consisting of 50,000 respiratory therapists, physicians, and other health
care professionals. The AARC is dedicated to assisting persons with
respiratory diseases receive safe and effective respiratory care. The
AARC's International Respiratory Congress is the world's largest international
pulmonary educational show, attracting more than 5,000 attendees annually.
for Clark County Residents:
4 7% of Clark County residents
have smoked over a 100 cigarettes in their lifetime.
13% of Clark County adults have
been told, by a health care professional, they have asthma.
Lung/bronchus cancer is the
leading type of cancer in Clark County and accounted for 31% of all
resident cancer deaths.
Respiratory disease is the third
leading cause of death in Clark County .
American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100 ,
Irving , TX 75063