- What is asthma and what causes it?
- What are the symptoms of asthma?
- How is it diagnosed?
- What is the prognosis?
- What is the risk for other family members or future babies?
- What treatments/therapies/medications are recommended or available?
- How will my child and our family be impacted?
- My mother smokes cigarettes when she visits our house. I have heard that second-hand smoke contributes to asthma, and I have a 5 year old son with asthma. Is smoking in another room in the house bad for my son?
My mother smokes cigarettes when she visits our house. I have heard that second-hand smoke contributes to asthma, and I have a 5 year old son with asthma. Is smoking in another room in the house bad for my son?
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
A nonprofit that offers support for families affected by asthma.
Asthma materials for families, schools, and day care settings
Asthma materials for families, schools, and daycare settings from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
An excellent, well organized, site for both patients and professionals with indepth resources, guidelines, and educational materials.
Asthma & Allergies (healthychildren.org)
Focused on helping parents understand and live with pediatric asthma and allergies. Offers links to numerous online articles and videos demonstrating use of inhalers and other device; sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Asthma in Children (MedlinePlus)
A comprehensive compilation of links and information related to asthma in children, screened by the National Library of Medicine.
Information for parents and families about asthma, asthma-friendly environments, advocacy, and more; American Lung Association.
What Happens During an Asthma Flare-Up? (Movie) (KidsHealth)
A 3-minute movie for kids and parents; from Nemours, which offers more information about asthma and many other health conditions.
What is Asthma? (NHLBI)
Addresses multiple aspects of asthma, including causes, signs and symptoms, treatment, and prevention; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Asthma Information (NJH)
Information about asthma, its causes, and treatment. Includes links to videos about use of inhalers and other devices; National Jewish Health.
FAM Allies Education
Information on a variety of asthma-related topics, including illustrated guides for using peak flow meters, inhalers, and spacers; Fighting Asthma Milwaukee program.
Information (and a game) for children with asthma and their parents; American Lung Association.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association works to fight lung disease in all forms, with a special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health. This site offers up-to-date information on asthma for children, teens, and adults with asthma. It also provides research information for physicians.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation
This website offers free information on asthma and allergies, and education programs for consumers and health professionals. It also provides advocacy to improve quality of life for patients and research to find a cure.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
This website provides up-to-date information for patients, public, health professionals, and researchers.
National Jewish Center
Information on asthma and allergy basics and research for child, parent and health provider.
Asthma Program (UDOH)
Comprehensive information and education for patients, families, and professionals - also provides a local view of asthma prevalence. Available for download: Asthma Action Plan, General Emergency Protocol, Asthma Self- Administration Form, and much more; Utah Department of Health.
Breathing Easier with Asthma (Intermountain Healthcare) ( 2.9 MB)
A comprehensive 36-page PDF about understanding and controlling asthma.
Breathing Easier (Intermountain Healthcare) (Spanish) ( 1.6 MB)
A comprehensive 36-page PDF about understanding and controlling asthma, in Spanish (Para Respirar Mas Facil Con Asma).
Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma (EPA) ( 1.3 MB)
Brochure with education, checklists, and asthma action plan items (36 pages); Environmental Protection Agency.
Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma (EPA) (Spanish) ( 656 KB)
Spanish-language brochure (Ayude a Su Niño a Controlar el Asma) with education, checklists, and asthma action-plan items (36 pages); Environmental Protection Agency.
Outdoor Physical Activity During Inversions (UDOH) ( 123 KB)
Use this chart to track the PM2.5 level and your symptoms; Utah Department of Health.
Patient Self-Assessment Record (NHLBI) ( 54 KB)
A sample record for patients to track asthma symptoms and medication use; from the 2007 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Guidelines.
Utah Asthma Program Air Quality Recess Guidance for Schools
The Utah Asthma Program Recess Guidance helps schools determine when to move recess indoors on bad air days. The following resources will help schools implement the Recess Guidance.
Utah Health Data (UDOH)
The site, managed by the Utah Department of Health, shows most recent data on a number of health indicators, including asthma hospitalizations, emergency department visits, adult and child prevalence, and asthma management data across the state of Utah.
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Clinical Trials in Children with Asthma (clinicaltrials.gov)
A list of trials registered with the National Institutes of Health; some may be of interest and might offer opportunity to participate in research.
|Author:||Lynne M Kerr, MD, PhD - 3/2012|
|Compiled and edited by:||URLEND Trainees, 2011-2012 - 3/2012|
|Content Last Updated:||10/2015|