ALLERGY & ASTHMA EDUCATION/PREVENTION
American Academy of Allergy and Immunology – The AAAAI serves as an advocate to the public by providing educational information through its Web site, the toll-free physician referral and information line at (800) 822-2762.
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – The ACAAI is a professional association of 4,000 allergists/immunologists.
Allergy & Asthma Foundation of America – The AAFA provides practical information, community based services, support and referrals through a national network of chapters and educational support groups.
Allergy Action Plan – The Allergy Action Plan will help you recognize your seasonal allergy symptoms so you can safely prevent and treat your allergies.
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program – The ultimate goal of the NAEPP is to enhance the quality of life for patients with asthma and decrease asthma-related morbidity and mortality.
American Academy of Allergy and Immunology: Just for Kids – Supplies activities, materials, puzzles and games to teach kids how to live with allergies and asthma.
American Lung Association – Kids Programs – View this informative site for programs, camps and events for allergy and asthma sufferers.
Food Allergy News for Kids and Teens – This site is designed for kids and teens who want to take a more active role in understanding and managing their food allergies.
Mothers of Asthmatics – Join this growing national network of families and individuals who are searching for ways to overcome – not just cope with – allergies and asthma!
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network – This group’s mission is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. It also provides a program for school nurses to understand food allergy symptoms in students.
SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Information Center – This site is intended to answer your most “burning” questions about GERD in an educational way.
National Eczema Association – This organization works to improve the health and the quality of life of persons living with atopic dermatitis/eczema, including those who have the disease, as well as their loved ones.
Sinusitis Center – Sinusitis Center’s goal is to provide accurate and useful information about sinus infections, providing the latest news on treatment options and insight into current and future sinusitis research.
INFORMATIONAL WEB SITES
MedicAlert Bracelets – MedicAlert® protects and saves lives by providing identification and medical information in emergencies. MedicAlert® is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1956 with a mission to protect and save lives, is headquartered in the United States and has international affiliates in nine countries.
MedWatch – Click here for timely safety information on the drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
BOOKS FOR ADULTS
Allergy & Asthma for Dummies by William E. Berger, M.D.
One Minute Asthma: What You Need to Know by Thomas F. Plaut
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
The Lion Who Had Asthma by Jonathan London
Under My Skin by Karen Crowe – A Kid’s Guide to Atopic Dermatitis