American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Allergies and Asthma: Breathing Easy and Bringing Up Healthy, Active Children

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Michael J. Welch
Villard Books, Jan 1, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 191 pages
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From the foremost authority on children's health--a vital guide for parents whose children suffer from allergies and asthma

Asthma and allergies are the most common chronic childhood diseases. Asthma affects nearly 5 million American children, while allergies affect about 50 million. This comprehensive book is an invaluable resource for parents who want answers and information about their children's allergies and asthma. This user-friendly volume is filled with up-to-the-minute advice from pediatricians on how to
¸  Identify allergies and asthma
¸  Prevent attacks
¸  Minimize triggers and avoid allergens
¸  Understand medications and choose them wisely
¸  Explain allergies to young children
¸  Help children of all ages manage symptoms

As with all AAP Guides, the layout and writing style make information easy to find, with real-life case studies, sidebars, and tables to help parents raise healthy, active children.

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Contents

1 ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA EXPLAINED
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89 AN OVERVIEW OF ASTHMA
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148 HOW ENVIRONMENTAL
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Michael J. Welch, M.D., FAAP, practices medicine at the Allergy & Asthma Medical Group and the Research Center in San Diego, California. The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of more than 55,000 primary-care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

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