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The Asthma Update

Series: Disease Update

By Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn

Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn clearly explain the symptoms of asthma, a disease that afflicts 20 million Americans. Read about the history of this disease, which was mistakenly treated with coffee, coastal vacations, and camel droppings! Learn all about current research on fast-acting and long-term treatments, and cures. Personal accounts from sufferers help make this book a valuable resource for health information.

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Library Ed.978-0-7660-2482-3$33.27$24.95

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Reviews

"The authors provide a good overview of the history of asthma and its treatment . . . interesting and informative text . . ."

BayViews, July 2006

". . . a clearly written, well-organized, and well-documented account . . ."

Booklist, December 1, 2006

"The writing is accurate and jargon-free . . . Students can gain a wealth of information that can help them understand this condition and how it can be controlled. Some students may become inspired to pursue science studies, and all those who read this book will increase their empathy for those who struggle with asthma."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site

"Alvin and Virginia Silverstein are well known for their carefully researched and clearly presented nonfiction entries. This one is no exception."

Southern Maine Library District, November 8, 2006

"The coauthors . . . have used different skills collaboratively to produce a guide that is useful for asthma sufferers, their friends and family, and the general public. The book contains valuable information about the nature of asthma as a disease and its treatment and prevention . . . There is a considerable focus on advances in treatment."

Science Books & Films, September/October 2006

"Each book provides a wealth of information . . . Lots of useful information for students who are doing research or who are preparing for a science project. Students living with one of these diseases will find hope and inspiration in the stories of people who also live with these diseases."

Library Materials Guide, Spring 2007

"This title is well organized and will be accessible to most students because of its reading level. It will be useful for student research at the middle and high school level."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2006

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