Asthma and Allergies
24
August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , /


MONTHS OF THE YEAR NEARLY DOUBLE THE 22 CASES REPORTED IN ALL OF 2018. : FOR NOW, THE DEPARTMENT IS UPDATING ITS CASE COUNT WEEKLY BUT OFFICIALS SAY IF THEY START TO SEE MORE AND MORE CASES, THEY WILL START UPDATING THOSE NUMBERS MORE REQUENTLY. [A25]Allergens Kirsten-ONCAM STEF IT’S A CONDITION THAT IMPACTS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS… ASTHMA. IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY… ONE OF SIX CHILDREN HAVE ASTHMA. THAT’S THE HIGHEST RATE IN THE STATE. OUR KIRSTEN MITCHELL SHOWS US THE TRIGGERS YOU MAY FIND IN YOUR OWN HOME. IT’S A FAMILIAR SOUND NATS NOSE BLOWING FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS SUFFERING FROM ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA. CONDITIONS MADE WORSE BY POLLEN AND AIR POLLUTION… Angela Islas, Central California Asthma Collaborative Policy Advocate 02;33;42 “it becomes a habit for us to see our homes as a safe space.. THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ASTHMA COLLABORATIVE’S FREE PROGRAM CALLED THE ASTHMA IMPACT MODEL, OR AIM, FOCUSES ON INDOOR AIR QUALITY. Angela Islas, Central California Asthma Collaborative Policy Advocate 02;42;23″ Even a simple swipe like that, could get into the air” 02;42;28 VOLUNTEERS WILL ASSESS YOUR HOME’S INDOOR AIR QUALITY… POLICY ADVOCATE ANGELA ISLAS, USING THEIR OFFICE AS A MOCK AIM INSPECTION. Angela Islas, Central California Asthma Collaborative Policy Advocate 02;43;41 “the filters should be changed at least every three months.” 02’43’48 THEY GO ROOM TO ROOM LOOKING FOR HAZARDS AND PROVIDING recommendations Angela Islas, Central California Asthma Collaborative Policy Advocate 02;46;23 “With this being off, it could give a path for the roaches and rodents for actually coming in the home” 02;46;29 02;46;44 ” We do tend to look at the pipelines and see if there is any leakages around this area” 02;46;53 ALLERGY INSTITUTE MEDICAL DIRECTOR DR. A.M. AMINIAN SAYS WHILE IT MAY NOT BE CURABLE THANKS TO MODERN MEDICATION YOU CAN FIND RELIEF. Dr. A.M. Aminian, Allergy Institute Medical Director 02;25;18 “Allergies and asthma are controllable. We have many things we can get the symptoms under control and get a normal life back to the patient.” 02;25;36 IN FRESNO KIRSTEN MITCHELL


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