Help has arrived for those looking to breathe a little easier. The IU School of Medicineís Lung Center is now available to teach individuals about asthma and other lung diseases, or simply how to improve overall pulmonary health.
Within the lung center, health education, research and disease management come together to provide services for pulmonary diseases. The center will educate the community about asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the anatomy of the lungs, proper use of medications and correct breathing techniques.
In addition to its educational services, the lung center also conducts screenings for the asthma registry and current asthma studies.
Free classes, open to all age groups, will be offered at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports (NIFS) on the IUPUI campus. Other services include nicotine cessation programs and support groups.
Director of the center is Dr. Michael Busk, associate professor of medicine and medical director at NIFS, and is supported by the American Lung Association. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Janet Hutchins, center coordinator, at 317-274-7397.