Asthma-- an Emerging Epidemic: A Manual for Patients with Asthma, Parents of Children with Asthma, Asthma Educators, Health-care Providers, School Nurses and Coaches

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Lighthouse Press, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 397 pages
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Asthma -- An Emerging Epidemic looks at the causes of the ongoing asthma-allergy epidemic including why clean environments of Western societies may be the culprit. After you read this book, you may want to let young children play in the garden, enroll in germ-laden day care centers and limit antibiotics to avoid developing asthma and other allergic diseases. The history of asthma is reviewed along with up-to-date treatment programs for children, adults, pregnant women and the elderly. Controversial issues discussed include alternative care, allergy injections, "sports-induced asthma" and causes of near-fatal and fatal asthma. Old and new asthma medications, including their side effects, are detailed. Nationally known asthma experts attest to why this book is a must-read for asthma sufferers, caretakers, health-care providers and asthma educators.

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ForewordAl Sheffer M D xxi
Why Asthma?15
Food Allergy

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