Asthma

Asthma

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by Wendy Murphy
     
 

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More than twenty million people in the United states suffer from asthma, a disease of the lungs. In fact, asthma is the most common serious chronic disease among American children. Any person at any age can be affected by asthma, but more cases have been linked to factors such as increased air pollution, exposure to tobacco smoke, and childhood obesity. "Without

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Overview

More than twenty million people in the United states suffer from asthma, a disease of the lungs. In fact, asthma is the most common serious chronic disease among American children. Any person at any age can be affected by asthma, but more cases have been linked to factors such as increased air pollution, exposure to tobacco smoke, and childhood obesity. "Without preventive treatments and lifestyle adjustments, asthma … can be a serious, even deadly disease," reports USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. Fortunately, if a person is diagnosed properly, asthma symptoms can be managed.

In this book, you will read case studies of people with asthma and how they handle the disease. Also included is up-to-date information about the common symptoms of asthma, how it is diagnosed, risk factors associated with the disease, and different forms of treatment. All of these facts can help you learn about the disease and what can be done if you or someone close to you has asthma.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761354574
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Wendy Murphy is the author of over 25 books, the majority of them in the medical field. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, American Medical Writers Association, and the Independent Scholars Association. Murphy is active in conservation issues and serves as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Kent Volunteer Fire Department.

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