Friday, May 24, 2013 | Contact Us
The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) is the official public health entity for its participating communities. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all we serve through the promotion of health, prevention of disease and by assuring a safe and clean environment.
May is National Asthma Awareness Month
Asthma is a serious public health problem according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 25 million people, including almost 7 million children, have asthma. Almost 13 million people report having an asthma attack in the past year. Asthma accounts for over 15 million physician office visits and nearly 2 million emergency department visits each year. Indoor and outdoor environmental factors can trigger asthma attacks. These include dust mites, molds, cockroaches, pet dander, and secondhand smoke.
The good news is that asthma can be controlled with a plan that includes medical treatment and management
of environmental triggers. People with asthma can lead healthy, active lives!
For more information, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/asthmaMay 2013 E-Bulletin →
Healthy Start/Husky – Monday – Friday 8:30AM-1:00PM [By appointment only]
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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Monday – Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM
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