Being a Savvy Consumer, and More on Asthma
Annotation:FamilyDoctor.org - A list of questions to ask your doctor when asthma flares up in spite of efforts to control it.
Annotation:MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - Comprehensive list of questions to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your asthma
Annotation:American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - Searchable directory of physician members of AAAI, specialists in allergy and immunology; the information in the directory is provided by the physicians themselves.
Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - A list of organizations that can provide additional support and information.
Annotation:GINA Global Initiative for Asthma - GINA is an initiative launched in 1993 in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, and the World Health Organization, aiming at reducing the global burden of asthma. This report is updated yearly and provides evidence-based guidelines to health care professional for the management and preventions of asthma. It includes references to current authoritative research.
Annotation:U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud.
Annotation:SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information.
Annotation:Medline Plus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer.
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