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U.S. government websites

Information and patient education from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, including articles on how to control asthma and links to the federal government’s asthma education program.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine asthma database, a wealth of information ranging from medical journal articles to consumer information.

Consumer websites

Resources for asthma patients from the Pharmaceutical Information Network, focusing on drug treatment and including links to asthma groups and research meetings.

General store for the nonprofit Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, with books, games, videos and resources for children and adults.

Education and support group websites

Web site of the American Lung Association, which includes educational and statistical information for people with asthma and other lung diseases, as well as a children’s site featuring Bronkie, the dinosaur with asthma.

Web site for Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc., a national support group serving the needs of people with asthma and their families.

Websites for children

Patient information and resources from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, including an allergist locator and coloring book for children with messages from characters Dr. Al Lergist and Annie Histamine. Tel: 1-800-822-2762

Web site of the European Federation of Asthma and Allergy Associations, which includes a sophiticated question and answer page for teen-agers.

FAQs and quiz websites

Frequently Asked Questions, by the Foundation for Better Health Care

Eight questions to ask if your asthma isn’t getting better, by the American Association of Family Physicians

The Life Quality Test, by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Spanish-language version of the Life Quality Test, by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Discussion groups and message boards forum for asthma patients, as well as links, news, polls and a newsletter.

Ed’s Asthma Track, featuring a discussion board and e-mail discussion list addressing asthma struggles and successes.

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