The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7pm.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Your Health: Getting Ready for Asthma and Allergy 'Peak Week'

Monday, September 20, 2021, 7 pm on Maryland Public Television

For the 25 million Americans who have asthma, September is a prime time for asthma attacks, especially the third week of the month known as "Peak Week," when summer turns to autumn and trees start to shed their leaves. Ragweed pollen counts are high, flu season is fast approaching and this year, the contagious delta variant continues to infect people with COVID-19.

If you have asthma or serious allergies, what is the best way to stay healthy?

Kathryn S. Robinett, MD, a pulmonologist and critical care physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will offer suggestions on how adults and children can avoid triggers and better manage their asthma and allergy symptoms. An Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Admissions at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Robinett will also discuss the importance of getting both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

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