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  • Asthma-Friendly Childcare Checklist
    Offering a childcare setting that provides a healthy environment for children with allergies is easier with the help of a free checklist and Child Care Asthma Action Card from the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

  • Asthma - Taking Control Of The Indoor Environment
    It is a scary thing when you cannot breathe. Imagine the feeling of drowning, or literally "gasping for air."

  • School Asthma Allergy
    SchoolAsthmaAllergy.com provides accurate, current and useful tools and information to empower all those caring for school-aged children with asthma and allergies.

  • Allergy and Asthma Network- Mothers of Asthma, Inc
    AAN-MA is the nationwide community-based nonprofit health organization dedicated to eliminating morbidity and mortality due to asthma and allergies through education, advocacy, community outreach, and research.

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of California
    The Southern California Chapter of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), is dedicated to controlling and curing asthma and allergic diseases for millions of sufferers in Southern California.

  • Asthma -- General Information
    Welcome to alt.support.asthma! This newsgroup provides a forum for the discussion of asthma, its symptoms, causes, and forms of treatment. Please note that postings to alt.support.asthma are intended to be for discussion purposes only and are in no way to be construed as medical advice. Asthma is a serious medical condition requiring direct supervision by a physician. This FAQ attempts to answer the most frequently asked questions about asthma on the newsgroup alt.support.asthma. It was compiled by Patricia Wrean, prwrean@sfu.ca and is currently maintained by Marie Goldenberg, mwg@radix.net. The Asthma Medications FAQ is also posted monthly as a companion to this one. For information about allergies, please see the alt.support.asthma FAQ: Allergies -- General Information (still under construction), and its companion posting, the Allergy Medications FAQ.

  • Asthma in Children
    Food allergy is a common and often neglected cause of asthma in children. In a group of 320 allergic children with eczema, 55% had asthma. Food challenges triggered respiratory symptoms in 59% of including nose congestion, laryngeal edema, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Gastrointestinal symptoms occurred in 41% of positive challenges. Asthma is increasing world-wide and higher numbers of deaths from asthma in affluent countries worry authorities. The Center for Disease Control in Canada reported a threefold increase of asthmatic deaths over 20 years, mostly in teenagers and young adults.

  • Asthma in Children
    Welcome to the website devoted exclusively to Child Asthma, one of the most common conditions affecting children globally. The very purpose of this website is to relieve the chest distress of children and the panic attacks of the parents as well.

  • Asthma Learning Lab
    We are dedicated to helping you face the challenge of asthma head-on and get back to living your life the way you want.

  • Asthma Management and Prevention
    Review environmental exposures that can lead to the onset of asthma and environmental exposures that can cause an asthma attack.

  • Asthma Management: Guidelines for the Primary Care Physician
    The Problem Guideline Goals Diagnosis of Asthma Classification by Clinical Pattern Therapeutic Strategies Follow-up Guidelines Guidelines for Urgent Physician Care of Acute Symptoms Formulary of Commonly Used Anti-asthmatic Medication Tables References Recommendations for Further Reading Other Educational Resources

  • AsthmaMoms
    AsthmaMoms includes information on managing asthma in school to controlling asthma triggers in your home to the legal angle that asthma is considered a disability.

  • Asthma Queensland
    Asthma Queensland is a registered charity that relies on community funding to provide the services that will assist people to manage their asthma more effectively. Our funding is derived by gifts from members, donors, fundraising activities, bequests, art unions and recycled clothing.

  • Asthma-Resources
    The resources listed here have been carefully selected and reviewed to assist parents to find the information and support they need to care for their children. Special emphasis is on resources for parents of children who are adopted, have special needs or where born premature.

  • Books About Asthma
    Books about asthma. Mostly for patients and family, both adults and children. A few for professionals.

  • Breathing Easy: Solutions in Pediatric Asthma
    Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood and is responsible for significant morbidity and health care expenditures,a. The prevalence of asthma, especially pediatric asthma, has increased dramatically in the United States since 1980. The rate of asthma in children less than 5 years of age has risen by 160 percent over the past 15 years, and asthma is now considered a national epidemic1.

  • Breath of Life
    PEOPLE EVERYWHERE IN EVERY AGE have struggled with asthma in different ways, but the feeling of breathlessness remains central to the disease. Today, asthma is a serious, widespread problem affecting an estimated 15 million people in the United States. But what is asthma? Who has asthma and why? Have its prevalence and impact grown dramatically in our time? Can it be managed, prevented, or cured? How do people cope with asthma? This excellent site by the National Library of medicine looks at famous (including John F. Kennedy) people who had and dealt well with asthma.

  • Global Initiative for Asthma
    Latest World Health Organization and NIH guidelines for asthma management for health professionals and patients.

  • How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?
    Children with asthma need proper support in child-care settings to keep their asthma under control and be fully active.

  • How to Take Asthma Medicines
    When you, your child, and your doctor work together as a team, your child's asthma can be controlled! It is important for you to learn as much as you can about asthma. After all, aren't you the asthma expert who takes care of your child each day?

  • National Asthma Campaign
    Asthma news, information and research.

  • Noattacks.org
    Public service campaign to educate parents about childhood asthma.

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