Asthma & the Internet

How Can I Learn About Asthma From the Internet?

  • Information from the internet should not replace medical care.
  • The Internet can connect you with information around the world.
  • Asthma information can be found at different addresses (websites) on the Internet.
  • 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. See the websites suggested on 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?
  • Does it seem complete? Can it be checked with other trusted sites?
  • Is the information recent and up to date? Do links to other sites still work?
  • Other people may share their experiences on a website. Be careful about following their advice.

 

How Can I Check Out the Information?

Check out new ideas by speaking to your:

  • Doctor
  • Asthma Educator
  • Pharmacist
  • Local Lung Association

 

ASTHMA WEBSITES

The Children's Asthma Education Centre

www.asthma-education.com

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)

www.ucalgary.ca/icancontrolasthma

Childhood Asthma Foundation

www.childasthma.com

Asthma Society of Canada

www.asthma.ca

Canadian Lung Association

www.lung.ca/asthma

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

www.aafa.org

Asthme Quebec, L'asthme au quotidien

www.asthme-quebec.ca

Hospital for Sick Children

www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/ResourceCentres/asthma

 

Websites for Kids

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)

www.ucalgary.ca/icancontrolasthma/kidsall

The Asthma Society of Canada

www.asthmakids.ca

 

Websites for Teens

The Children's Asthma Education Centre

www.teen-asthma.com

Asthma Society of Canada

www.airsquare.ca

The Lung Association

www.teenasthma.ca

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)

www.ucalgary.ca/icancontrolasthma/teenpanels

 

Asthma Allie Says:

"Keep learning about asthma!"

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