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Web Sites for Helping Patients Breathe Easy

Katherine M. Bennett

Spring is in the air, and that can be a problem for many people. Here are some Web sites for helping your patients with asthma and allergies cope. (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology [AAAAI])—Loaded with pollen information and educational materials about allergies, asthma, and immunotherapy. (AAAAI)—Free, unlimited use of current and archived issues of Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. (American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology [ACAAI])—Provides professionals with allergy practice guidance and an asthma management manual plus plenty of information for patients. [American Lung Association]—Stuffed with information about a variety of lung diseases and links to related web resources; search the site using the keyword “rhinitis” for facts about hayfever. (Department of Health and Human Services)—Search using the keyword “asthma” to get the latest evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and management. [Wallace Laboratories]—“Physician’s library” has an excellent ACAAI-approved slide kit on allergic rhinitis.