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(KTVI)  - Asthma and allergy sufferers can find free health care this summer in North St. Louis.

St. Louis University's Dr. Ray Slavin says the best way to keep people with asthma healthy is to manage allergy symptoms. He said managing nasal allergy symptoms can keep the airway from becoming inflamed and triggering an asthma attack. He also said shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing are often misdiagnosed as signs of aging in older patients and chronic bronchitis in children. Dr. Slavin says those could actually be symptoms of asthma.

He also said lack of funds and transportation can keep allergy and asthma sufferers away from doctor's visits and medication that can treat, or even help reverse the disease. That is why he will help St. Louis University medical students run the Health Resource Clinic this summer.

The clinic will see patients on the following days:

July 2, 2014 1-3 p.m.
Every Wednesday starting August 20, 2014

Victor Roberts Building, Suite 213
1408 N. Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO  63113

To make an appointment, call (314) 720-1522. For more information visit the HRC Website.