KET will discuss asthma Monday night: living with it, its environmental affects, and available resources to deal with it

KET‘s current “Health Three60” program is “Easing the Burden of Asthma,” discussing a disease that hospitalizes more than 6,000 Kentuckians a year. After debuting on KET Sept. 29 at 9 p.m., it will air on KETKY Sept. 30 at 2 p.m., again on KET Oct. 1 at 3 a.m., again on KETKY Oct. 1 at 9 a.m., again in KET Oct. 2 at 4 a.m. and KETKY Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. (all times EDT).

Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss what it means to live with asthma, daily asthma management and the need for better education and support. They will also explore how the environment affects asthma, both outdoors and indoors.  One segment will look at a pioneering initiative at the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department, which sends health professionals into the homes of people with asthma to help them improve their indoor air quality and reduce asthma triggers. It will also discuss how smoke-free laws help people with asthma. Another segment will look at how to access and utilize resources to help with asthma, such as the Kentucky Asthma Partnership.

Guests on the program include Beth VanCleave, asthma educator at Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville; Connie White, deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health; David Mannino, professor, University of Kentucky College of Public Health; James Sublett, co-founder of Family Allergy and Asthma and president-elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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