The Asthma Epidemic

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Asthma, Chiropractic

If you or someone close to you has asthma, you know how frightening an asthma attack can be. During an “attack”, muscles around the airway contract, the lining of the airway swells due to inflammation, and excess mucus is released and clogs the airway. Episodes range from mild, moderate to severe and include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest, rapid breathing and itchiness in the chest and throat. It is a chronic condition that affects the bronchial tubes. Read more »

Ickey and Chandra Woods to give presentation at Otterbein Lebanon

Ickey and Chandra Woods will give a wellness presentation regarding asthma awareness and organ donation at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 14, in the Phillippi Room at Otterbein Lebanon Senior Lifestyle Community.

On Aug. 14, 2010, their son, Jovante Woods, died suddenly from a severe asthma attack at the young age of 16. Ickey and Chandra were inspired to educate and help prevent others from experiencing the loss of a loved one. So to honor their son, they created the Jovante Woods Foundation.
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