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



The Children's Asthma Education Centre

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)

Childhood Asthma Foundation

Asthma Society of Canada

Canadian Lung Association

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

Asthme Quebec, L'asthme au quotidien

Hospital for Sick Children


Websites for Kids

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)

The Asthma Society of Canada


Websites for Teens

The Children's Asthma Education Centre

Asthma Society of Canada

The Lung Association

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)


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