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Our award-winning Kid's Health Magazine is designed to provide healthful information for your growing child. Please Note: Kid's Health Magazine is no longer being printed. Please visit our blog at http://www.choc.org/blog for the latest articles about your child's health from the experts at CHOC Children's. You can also receive our electronic Kid's Health newsletter in your inbox by subscribing to our mailing list: http://www.choc.org/subscribe

Breathmobile® Takes Asthma Treatment On the Road

Orange County's first Breathmobile®, a fully equipped, bilingually staffed, mobile asthma-treatment unit is bringing medical care to children in the county's underserved schools and clinics five days a week. The Breathmobile® is providing full-time services to 22 Orange County sites in conjunction with CHOC. Los Angeles County has four Breathmobiles®, a program trademarked by the Southern California Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

In collaboration with CHOC and AAFA, pediatric allergist Stanley P. Galant, M.D, initiated the Orange County School Asthma Program (OCSAP) in 2002 in response to the two-fold rise in the prevalence of asthma over the last two decades and the disproportionate number of low-income, Hispanic sufferers.

Asthma is an underdiagnosed and potentially deadly disease affecting at least 10 percent of school children in this area and across the nation, Dr. Galant says. As part of this process, he will be determining the prevalence of asthma in the preschool population and ways to diagnosis this disease at earlier stages.

For more information about the Breathmobile®,  please contact Project Manager Sylvia Amaro at (714) 532-7571.

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