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Child Health Respiratory

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine - Articles about children and smoking.

Asthma Health factsheet - Concise factsheet on causes, sypmtoms and treatment of asthma; can also be downloaded in Acrobat format

Asthma Management: Guidelines for the Primary Care Physician - A guide to the diagnosis and management of asthma in children, stressing the dual therapeutic strategies of intervention to halt acute symptoms and maintenance to prevent recurrence. The efficacy and appropriate use of therapeutic agents is described. Includes tables, photographs and references.

Clinical Briefs - American Family Physician, July 1997 - Environmental tobacco smoke causes illnesses in children, including lower respiratory disease, middle ear effusion, asthma and sudden infant death syndrome. One study found that the overall cancer risk was greater for individuals exposed to environmental tobacco smoke during both childhood and adulthood than for individuals with a history of exposure during only one of those periods.

Ft. Myers Pediatric Pulmonology - Florida clinic provides children's respiratory care.

Smoking Mom; A Possible Cause of Asthma in Children - Recent research indicates secondhand smoke not only worsens asthma symptoms, it causes asthma by constricting airway muscles and increasing mucous production.

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