Asthma to be discussed


BRIDGTON — Bridgton Hospital will offer an “Asthma Management and Medications” class, presented by Patricia B. Smith, RRT, AE-C, respiratory therapist and asthma educator at Central Maine Medical Center.

The class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the large board room at Bridgton Hospital, located off the main lobby. Smith, a nationally certified asthma educator, will explain what asthma is and why it occurs. She will discuss how the disease is diagnosed, methods of treating and managing it and what can be done to prevent it.

A free optional pulmonary function test will be available for attendees.

To register for the free class, call Bridgton Hospital Respiratory Therapy at 647-6146.