Below are articles and websites offering research, community resources and organizations dedicated to helping people manage Asthma.
To Control Asthma, Start With The Home Instead Of The Child - Richard Knox, Health News from NPR, March 18, 2013
Exercise Raises Quality of Life in Asthma - By Nancy Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today - March 3, 2012
Pollen Goes Any Way the Wind Blows - John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today - March 4, 2012
Education and tools
The Maine Medical Center Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Asthma Center - Asthma triggers, travel tips and medication information are just some of the tools on this site.
Healthwise Information About Asthma -The Health Information Library provides consumer-oriented healthcare information.
MaineHealth Learning Resource Centers - Learning what you need to know to be healthy isn't always easy. How do you find information and resources you can trust? The MaineHealth Learning Resource Center is here to help. Each location has a health educator who can help you find out what you need to know.
Quality Counts Child Health Special Series Webinar on Improving Asthma Care -Amy Belisle, MD, Medical Director, Quality Counts for Kids, Barbara Chilmonczyk, MD, Allergist/Immunologist, Allergy and Asthma Associates of Maine, Rhonda Vosmus, RRT-NPS, AE-C
Mid Coast Hospital Healthline - Mid Coast Hospital's community health information center, provides health information through classes, workshops, support groups, and literature on a variety of topics for all audiences.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute - Research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.
The Community Asthma Initiative - Learn about how this Boston Program promotes healthy homes for asthma patients and how it has been gaining focus and importance.
Asthma Awareness Organizations
Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) - Interdisciplinary professional organization raising the competency of individuals who educate patients and families affected by asthma.
Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. - Family health organization with information including a Marketplace page that offers the names and contact information for producers of asthma and allergy products.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology - Includes a searchable database by conditions and symptoms.
American Lung Association of Maine The American Lung Association of Maine has an asthma topic page that offers relevant statistics on asthma health in Maine and links to other asthma sites.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Education, advocacy and research information including local support groups and fact sheets.
Environmental Protection Agency - Offers a wealth of Indoor Air Quality Information
Maine Asthma Prevention and Control Program -In 2002, the Maine Legislature established the Maine Asthma Prevention and Control Program, within the Bureau of Health, to provide leadership for and coordination of asthma prevention and intervention activities statewide. The website offers information about asthma in Maine, the State Asthma Plan, links, tools and more.