Introduction to Asthma
Annotation:Journal of the American Medical Association - Basic information including symptoms, testing, treatments, and resources.
Annotation:American Geriatric Society Foundation for Health in Aging - Answers basic questions about asthma, includes further information resources.
Annotation:AARP and ADAM Health Illustrated Encyclopedia - Brief descriptions of causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and more.
Annotation:Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Definitions of terms commonly used when discussing asthma.
Annotation:Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Includes facts and statistics on prevalence, morbidity, mortality, costs, and disparities of care.
Annotation:American Lung Association - More facts and figures about asthma in adults, presented in a readable, outline fashion.
Annotation:National Center for Health Statistics, CDC - The most recent figures on the prevalence of the disease and related health care use in the U.S., with links to more detailed tables.
Annotation:Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Basic questions answered, including how the disease in adults differs from that of children.
Annotation:University of Maryland Medical Center and A.D.A.M - A discussion of the factors that increase the risk of asthma; part of a longer report covering all the aspects of the disease.
Annotation:University of Maryland Medical Center and A.D.A.M - A discussion of the treatment and long-term management of asthma in adults; part of a longer report covering all the aspects of the disease.
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