Friday, June 17, 2011

Building Healthy Southside Urban Communities by 2025!

Special Correspondent: Wendy Parks (UHI)

Dr. Doriane Miller talks about how asthma, sarcoidosis and bronchitis can impact one’s health

South Side residents are no strangers to experiencing the impact of asthma, sarcoidosis and bronchitis. For some, dealing with the symptoms of these conditions is a daily battle.

As part of the University of Chicago Medical Center’s (UCMC) on-going effort to to share vital health information throughout the South Side via the Urban Health Initiative, Dr. Doriane Miller of UCMC along with Rev. Gay Chisum, a registered nurse; Dr. Ruchi S. Gupta of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Dr. Victoria Persky of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Dr. Edward Garrity of UCMC explored these key health topics and invited the community to join the conversation. The event, funded by the National Institutes of Health through the University of Chicago’s Institute for Translational Medicine, was held at the Englewood and Rust Memorial United Methodist Churches.

Adults and youth asked engaging questions and participants received information from doctors and various health organizations. Stay tuned for more Urban Health Initiative

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