Learn to control your child's asthma with new book from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Asthma: How to Help Your Child Live a Healthier Life

While asthma can’t be cured, it can be treated and controlled so that your child can enjoy a healthier, more active life. In this important guide, Children's Hospital experts clearly explain what asthma is and how parents, caregivers and young patients can manage it successfully.The Children's Hospital Guide to Asthma features the most up-to-date information on the disease and the keys to optimal preventive treatments: controlling environmental conditions that trigger symptoms, making a proactive medical treatment plan and consistently putting it into action at the first sign of trouble. You’ll discover how asthma is diagnosed, what the common triggers are, how to select the best asthma medicines and how to protect your child in and away from your home to help him or her live a fulfilling childhood that is as symptom-free as possible.Topics covered include:

  • How to manage acute and emergency episodes of the disease
  • How to asthma-proof your home
  • Sports and exercise issues for children with asthma
  • Special needs of toddlers and teens
  • Vignettes about children with asthma
  • Educational materials and resources, including community support
The book is available at major bookstores and online book sellers.

About the authors
Julian Lewis Allen, MD, chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Robert Gerard Morse Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Medicine

Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, medical director, Community Asthma Prevention Program

Nicholas A. Pawlowski, MD, Allergy section chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology


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