Asthma Resources

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and ImmunologyCall 800-822-2762 for patient information and physician referral. The Web site is an exhaustive source of latest research and treatments.

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (800-878-4403) - Provides education, support and advocacy. Its “Breatherville” Web site offers easy-to-access information on all aspects of asthma. There’s also a newsletter, a magazine and free “Mikey’s Campaign” booklets.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Provides technical information on allergies and medications, kids’ asthma checklists and referrals to local allergists.

American Lung Association (ALA) – 800-LUNG-USA (586-4872) – Offers free pamphlets and comprehensive information.

Children’s Medical Center, University of Virginia – This site offers colorful, easy-to-understand information on the ABC’s of asthma and treatments with illustrations and sound effects designed for children.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – Provides statistics, research and kids’ pages.

Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Office of Education – 800-421-348 – Provides information on the rights of students with asthma and other health conditions or disabilities in the public schools as well as help with ensuring accommodations.

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e="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">• A Parent’s Guide to Asthma: How You Can Help Your Child Control Asthma at Home, School and Play, by Nancy Sander, Plume/Penguin, 1994.

Allergies and Asthma for Dummies, by William E. Berger, M.D., Hungry Minds Inc., 2000.

American Academy of Pediatrics’ Guide to Your Child's Allergies and Asthma: Breathing Easy and Bringing Up Healthy, Active Children, edited by Michael J. Welch, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000.

Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies: How You and Your Children Can Breathe Easier, by the American Lung Association Asthma Advisory Group with Norman H. Edelman, M.D., Little, Brown & Co., 1998.

My House Is Killing Me: The Home Guide for Families with Allergies and Asthma, by Jeffrey C. May, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

Taking Charge of Asthma: A Lifetime Strategy, by Betty Wray, M.D., John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

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