WebMD's Asthma Guide provides you with the latest medical findings on how to live well with asthma. But there are also excellent asthma organizations that can help you find information on everything from clinical trials to patient advocacy. Browse these asthma organization's web sites to further broaden your understanding of asthma and seek the most effective ways to breathe easier and be active.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. They provide information on asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses as well as ways to stop smoking. For in-depth information on ongoing clinical trials, go to the American Lung Association's Clinical Research Centers.
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is one of the nation's largest professional medical specialty organizations. Their journal is highly respected worldwide, with many studies about asthma each month.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), 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. For to find a chapter in your area, go to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The AAFA also prepares independent standards for testing a wide range of products to determine their suitability for asthmatics and individuals with associated allergies.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases conducts research in allergic asthma and infections, such influenza. The NAIAD funded the National Inner City Asthma Study, which determined that control of indoor allergens improved asthma control in children living in cities across the U.S.
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
A global leader in lung, allergic and immune diseases, the National Jewish Medical and Research Center provides patient information, research, and a medical library on topics such as COPD, allergy, asthma, sleep, tuberculosis, and more.
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
The Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, a patient advocacy organization, was started by a mother with children who have asthma. Members consist of families who want to overcome allergies and asthma. While you're there, take a stroll through the streets of "Breatherville, USA."
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded many studies about the dangers of outdoor air pollution, such as ozone, NOX, sulphur dioxide, and smoke, for those with asthma. They produce "Tools for Schools," a great guide for reducing asthma triggers in schools, and have a fun Kids Club for sleuthing causes of environmental disease.