Asthma awareness highlighted

Hugh Johnson
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The month of May is dedicated to the estimated 300 million people around the world who suffer from asthma. Asthma awareness month serves to remind those asthmatics that it’s possible to lead a normal, healthy life.

The primary event of Asthma Awareness Month was World Asthma Day on May 7.

The theme at this year’s World Asthma Day was “You can control your asthma.”

According to the Global Initiative for Asthma website, programs focused on improved education, pharmacotherapy and follow-up have reduced asthma-related hospitalizations as much as 68 percent in some countries.

Western States Clinical Research Incorporated, located in Wheat Ridge, helps to provide that education through clinicals studies. WSCR, Inc. is a clinical research site whose mission is to promote the health and well being of humanity by the development of new medicines through high-quality clinical research and a closely held philosophy of striving for excellence.

WSCR, Inc. works with a variety of diseases including asthma, COPD and gout.

One of WSCR, Inc. current studies monitors the effect of combining certain study medicines used to treat asthma. WSCR, Inc. has worked in conjunction with Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt of Denver Allergy and Asthma on 25 allergy and asthma studies in the past 21 years.

Nancy Fingerhood, recruitment coordinator for WSCR, Inc., was on hand at Denver’s World Asthma Day providing information about the clinical study WSCR, Inc. is conducting. The event took place at the state capital and featured a special appearance from Gov. Hickenlooper.

Martin Carlos is a patient of WSCR, Inc. and an asthmatic. Carlos extols the organization’s research saying that it helps to provide a better understanding of how to treat asthma.

“This research is an important mechanism to bring new more effective treatments to those populations who may benefit,” Carlos said.

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