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AAP Allergy and Asthma Publications

The following resources are available through the American Academy of Pediatrics. For more details about the cost of each publication or ordering information, please visit the online AAP BookStore or Medem.


Allergies and Asthma
With allergies and asthma on the rise, parents need answers more than ever. Refer to this helpful guide for tips and up-to-the-minute advice from pediatricians on how to identify and manage allergies and asthma.

Pediatric Environmental Health
Environmental hazards are a top health concern, yet little time is spent training physicians to recognize and treat ailments that result from exposure to harmful substances and environments. This handbook includes chapters on prevention and treatment of environmental hazards, as well as addresses topics on preventing asthma attacks through the reduction of environmental triggers, recognizing acute pulmonary hemorrhage in infants exposed to toxigenic molds, and preventing mercury poisoning.

Care of the Young Athlete
Developed as a cooperative effort between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, this comprehensive manual addresses the possibility of injury in young athletes and provides pediatric professionals with a single reference for all aspects of childhood athletics. Specific topics include proper nutrition for athletes, athletic participation for physically challenged children, and injury management.

School Health: Policy and Practice, 6th Edition
The link between a child's health and his or her performance in school has been firmly established. What isn't always clear are the best ways to promote student health to improve student success.

The long-awaited new edition of this AAP manual provides pediatrics health care professionals with guidelines for communicating with schools and developing health programs for school-aged children, with a focus on health and illness management as they relate to a child's educational problems and potential. Exercise-induced asthma, tips for managing asthma at school, indoor allergens, and asthma action plans are discussed.

Highlights of the new edition include:

Definitions, scope, and goals of school health programs
Recent AAP policy statements and guidelines
School health services and education
Nutrition, dietary practices, and school food service
Preschool and special needs health issues
Evaluation of school health programs
Childhood obesity and nutrition education

How to Help Your Child with Asthma
This pamphlet, available for bulk purchase through the AAP, addresses common questions about asthma and helps parents and children with asthma recognize the symptoms and "triggers" of asthma attacks. This publication also teaches parents and children how to tell whether asthma is under control or getting worse and clearly explains peak flow rate measurements.

Allergies in Children

This pamphlet outlines the causes and triggers of the most common childhood allergies. Specifically, it provides parents a list of symptoms to look for, helps discern the differences between allergy and cold indicators, and offers tips for helping control their child's asthma. This resource is available for bulk purchase through the AAP BookStore.

The information contained in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Allergy and Immunology Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. Your pediatrician may recommend variations in treatment based on individual facts and circumstances. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the AAP. Reprinted articles do not represent official AAP policy and should not be taken as such.

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