Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies

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Little, Brown & Company, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 238 pages
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For parents of the approximately 2.7 million American children suffering from asthma, there's nothing more terrifying than the gasping and wheezing that signal an attack. And virtually all childhood asthmatics -- as well as nearly 20 million other children -- suffer from allergies, which can also cause frightening, sometimes fatal reactions.

Now, at last, the American Lung Association gives parents of these children the resource they've been looking for -- a state-of-the-art guide to recognizing, understanding, and controlling these two dangerous and frequently interrelated conditions. From warning signs and triggers to inhalers and other medications, from asthma-or allergy-proofing a home to dealing with an emergency, this comprehensive book covers everything a family needs to know.

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Especially helpful for those newly diagnosed and for parents with asthmatic and allergic children, this practical book is well designed with lists, questions, tips, and personal stories. It identifies ... Read full review

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Norman H. Edelman, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Dean at SUNY-Stony Brook School of Medicine. He is also Chief Medical Officer for the American Lung Association. Dr. Edelman has published extensively in the field of pulmonary diseases and control of breathing. In 1990, he was named recipient of a MERIT award for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Edelman has appeared on a number of national news programs, including Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Dateline NBC and MSNBC. Several major newspapers and wire services, such as USA Today, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Reuters and the Associated Press, have interviewed him.

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