Check the Pollen Count, or the Air Quality Index for the DC area. We urge all patients to become educated about your individual conditions. There is now a wealth of information available on the web and, to assist your research we offer this list of resources. If you have additional suggestions please give us a call or mention it next time you are in the office.
- The Allergy and Asthma Network.
- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
- The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; see their physician referral directory.
- The American Medical Association.
- The Centers for Disease Control – especially for travel abroad.
- PubMed from the National Library of Medicine offers access to Medline, Aidsline and other huge databases.
- From NIH we have the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
- The National Jewish Medical and Research Center is the only medical and research center in the United States devoted entirely to respiratory, allergic and immune system diseases. Through forums you can interact with consumers and professionals.
General Health Sites
- Healthfinder – a good place to start research.
- Tufts provides this food/nutrition site.
- Healthcentral is huge and searchable. See their comprehensive allergy section for example.
- Medical Matrix is searchable (free registration). Here is their allergy section.
- PDR.Net is the Physicians’ Desk Reference plus news, a medical dictionary, and other reference resources.
- Emedicine offers a free electronic clinical database.