Asthma & the Internet

How Can I Learn About Asthma From the Internet?

  • Information from the internet should not replace medical care.
  • Asthma information can be found at different websites from around the world.
  • If you do not own a computer, public Internet access can be found at community sites such as the local library or Community Centre. Ask about sites in your community.

 

Is It Good Information?

  • Anyone can put anything on the Internet. Some information may not be correct.
  • Do not trust a site that says they can cure asthma. At present, there is no cure for asthma.
  • Look for well known organizations such as hospitals or universities. See the websites suggested in this website.

 

Question What You Read

  • Who wrote the information? Do they work with known organizations? (eg. hospital or universities).
  • Is it easy to read and understand?
  • Can it be checked with other trusted sites?
  • Is the information recent and up to date? When was the information last updated?
  • Do links to other sites still work?
  • Other people may share their experiences online. Be careful about following their advice.

 

How Can I Check Out the Information?

Check out new ideas by speaking to your:

  • Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
  • Asthma Educator
  • Pharmacist
  • Local Lung Association

 

ASTHMA WEBSITES

The Children's Allergy & Asthma Education Centre

www.caaec.com

Asthma Society of Canada

www.asthma.ca

 iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)

www.ucalgary.ca/icancontrolasthma

Canadian Lung Association

www.lung.ca/asthma

Hospital for Sick Children

www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/ResourceCentres/asthma

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov/asthma

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

www.aaaai.org

 

Websites for Kids

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)

www.ucalgary.ca/icancontrolasthma/kidsall

The Asthma Society of Canada

www.asthmakids.ca


Websites for Teens

Asthma Society of Canada

www.airsquare.ca

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)

www.ucalgary.ca/icancontrolasthma/teenpanels

 

Asthma Apps

New to the world of asthma are apps for mobile phones. The following apps are designed to help manage asthma by tracking asthma symptoms and medications.

Asthma Check appAsthma Sense AppAsthma MD app

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