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Allergy & Asthma Network | https://www.allergyasthmanetwork.org/
The Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, a patient advocacy organization, was started by a mother with children who have asthma. Section for patients includes practical easy-to-understand and medically accurate ways to prevent and control symptoms.
American Lung Association | https://www.lung.org/
Also available in Spanish, The American Lung Association website provides information on asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses, ways to stop smoking as well as in-depth information on ongoing clinical trials.
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology | https://www.aaaai.org/
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is one of the nation's largest professional medical specialty organizations. Their website, though mainly for industry, does include a Find an Allergist / Immunologist service.
American Thoracic Society | https://www.thoracic.org
International medical association dedicated to advancing clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.
- Patient Resources https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America | https://www.aafa.org/
A nonprofit organization founded in 1953, works to develop and implement public policies to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies. This website provides information about triggers, symptoms and treatments as well as a blog and community forum.
Asthma Canada | https://asthma.ca/
Asthma Canada provides research, advocacy, education and support. Search Asthma under Get Help for asthma basics, diagnosis, triggers, medication, management and information for parents and caregivers.
- Resources https://www.lungsrus.org/resources/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- COPD https://www.cdc.gov/copd/index.html
- Heart Disease https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/
- Stroke https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/
Chest Foundation | https://foundation.chestnet.org/
Champions lung health by supporting clinical research, community service, and patient education.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/resources/copd-intro.pdf
- Patient Education Resources: https://foundation.chestnet.org/patient-education-resources/
COPD Foundation | https://www.copdfoundation.org/
A nonprofit organization providing educational materials including a video series for patients with chronic lung disease
Kaiser Permanente: Sleep Apnea | https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/health-encyclopedia/he.sleep-apnea.hw49127?kpSearch=sleep%20apnea
MayoClinic: Emphysema | https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/emphysema/symptoms-causes/syc-20355555
MedicineNet: Emphysema | https://www.medicinenet.com/emphysema_lung_condition/article.htm
- COPD https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000091.htm
- Emphysema https://medlineplus.gov/emphysema.html
- Sleep Apnea https://medlineplus.gov/sleepapnea.html
National Emphysema Foundation | http://www.emphysemafoundation.org/
This site is to enable those with emphysema to better cope with and understand the nature of their disease through new research, current treatment initiatives, and innovative ways of coping.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute | https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute plans, conducts, and supports research, clinical trials, and observational studies related to the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases, and sleep disorders.
- The Education and Awareness section of the website Includes various resources and publications for patients https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness
- COPD https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/copd
- Sleep Apnea https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/sleep-apnea
The Lung Association | https://lung.ca/
The Lung Association is the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. The website includes many helpful resources including videos on how to use different types of inhalers.
- Get Help: https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/get-help
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Asthma | NHLBI, NIH | https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/asthma
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Asthma | http://www.epa.gov/asthma/
WebMD: COPD Health Center | https://www.webmd.com/g00/lung/copd/default.htm?i10c.ua=4&i10c.encReferrer=
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Know How To Use Your Asthma Inhaler
Mayo Clinic: Dr. Benzo Mindful Breathing Lab | https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/mindful-breathing/videos
Fielding, D. L. (2016). The COPD Solution: A Proven 10-week Program for Living and Breathing Better with Chronic Lung Disease (1st ed.). Philadelphia: Da Capo Lifelong Books.
Mahler, Donald A. Breathe Easy: Relieving the Symptoms of Chronic Lung Disease 1st Edition. University Press of New England, 2017
Martin, Jane M (2012). Live Your Life With COPD- 52 Weeks of Health, Happiness and Hope. Infinity Publishing.
Olle, D. A. (2018). Asthma. Dulles, VA: Mercury Learning and Information.