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Allergies & Asthma
     

Allergies & Asthma

by Jean Ford
 

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What do cats, dogs, peanuts, latex, mold, bee venom, pollen, and shellfish all have in common? They're all common allergens; they cause allergic reactions in many people. With so many potential triggers, it's no wonder allergies are a major cause of illness in North America. In fact, allergies affect about 20 percent of the entire population. That means for every

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What do cats, dogs, peanuts, latex, mold, bee venom, pollen, and shellfish all have in common? They're all common allergens; they cause allergic reactions in many people. With so many potential triggers, it's no wonder allergies are a major cause of illness in North America. In fact, allergies affect about 20 percent of the entire population. That means for every five people you know, one probably itches or sneezes from something sometimes. That might include you. Asthma is one of the many illnesses allergies can cause. Since asthma and allergies are chronic conditions-in other words, they don't go away-they require constant management. The better informed you are, the better you will be able to live with allergies or asthma. This book will show you how to take control of allergies and asthma. The first step is to form a partnership with your doctor or other medical practitioner. Don't let allergies or asthma control your life. Get informed…take action…and breathe easy.

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Children's Literature - Alison Johansen
With food allergies and asthma on the rise all over the world, families are looking for resources to help them manage what can be challenging and confusing life-long conditions. As part of the “Young Adult’s Guide to the Science of Health” series, Ford’s book offers a thoughtful and comprehensive look into the biology of various allergies and asthmatic conditions and what all of this really means. Dr. Sara Forman, a series consultant from Harvard Medical School, provides a great introduction about how teens in particular can manage their health issues with key tools to keep them safe. Ford does a fantastic job explaining food allergies, environmental allergies and asthma, along with their symptoms, triggers and the scientific explanation behind each condition. Ford also offers “fact or fiction?” sections along with lists of famous people in our society who have these conditions as well. Perhaps the best section of the book covers tools and treatments for surviving allergies and asthma. Including everything from “completely useless facts” that actually are quite informative and fun to wonderful tables laying out each concept, this is a must-have for teens and their families managing allergic and asthmatic conditions. Ford also offers further reading, online resources, a glossary of key words, and an index at the back of the book. Reviewer: Alison Johansen; Ages 12 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422228043
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Guide to the Science of Health Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1060L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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