A note about web resources: The web contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, or Bing) with search terms such as “asthma” or “bronchodilator” will produce a robust listing for your review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the web since anyone can host a website and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he or she trusts. This listing is by no means complete, but is presented for your convenience.
Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia
The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) was established in 1996 with the support and direction of the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. The CEMM has a long history of developing world-class medical multimedia using cutting-edge video production, interactivity, and 3D animation.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is a division of the National Institute of Health, providing leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders.
American Lung Association®
The mission of the American Lung Association® is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. The American Lung Association® is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is a professional organization with nearly 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and 72 other countries. This membership includes allergist/immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health and related healthcare professionals – all with a special interest in research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases. The AAAAI is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma, and immunology for optimal patient care.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies. AAFA provides practical information, community based services, and support through a national network of chapters and support groups. AAFA develops health education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds research to find better treatments and cures.
Veterans Health Library
The Library is a one-stop source for health information to help Veterans stay well and well-informed. There are over 1,500 health sheets, over 150 videos, Go-to-Guides, and Flipbooks that have been approved by VA experts, and include topics specific to Veterans, for example, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), combat-related Traumatic Brain Injury, Agent Orange, and Cold Injury. All health information is available to Veterans, their family and the public, no matter where the Veteran receives care.
The Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.