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KentuckyOne Health Helping Nip Allergies in the Bud with Live Social Media Q&A
Facebook and Twitter discussion to take place on Monday, March 19
Lexington, Ky. (March 15, 2018) – Spring is approaching fast, and KentuckyOne Health is doing its part to help community members prepare for seasonal allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that nearly 50 million Americans each year suffer from nasal allergies, and Kentucky is commonly ranked among the worst places to live with spring allergies by the AAFA. Before the sneezing and coughing begins, KentuckyOne Health is answering seasonal allergy questions from community members during a Live Social Media Q&A on Facebook and Twitter.
On Monday, March 19 at 11 a.m., Jessica Lange, MD, KentuckyOne Health Ear, Nose and Throat Care, will take questions from Facebook Live video viewers and Twitter followers about coping with spring allergies. Community members can join in at 11 a.m. on the KentuckyOne Health Facebook page to ask questions. KentuckyOne Health will also provide live tweets on Twitter, where community members can ask questions using #Ky1AskADoc.
Seasonal allergy symptoms typically include coughing, sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes and a scratchy throat, and sometimes shortness of breath. At least 1 in 5 Americans suffer from seasonal allergies.
“For many people, symptoms can be alleviated by taking precautions when the spring season begins,” said Dr. Lange. “We want to help answer some of those allergy-related questions for community members so they are well-prepared for the change in season. We hope community members will join us for this live discussion.”
To view the Facebook live Q&A with Dr. Lange on Monday, March 19, community members can visit the KentuckyOne Health Facebook page. To view live tweets on Twitter, community members can visit the KentuckyOne Health Twitter page.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.