Breathe Easy: Young People's Guide to Asthma, Second Edition

Pages: 80, Black & white
Size: 6" x 9"
Age Range: 8-13
Item #: 4419575
ISBN: 978-1-55798-957-4
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2002
Format: Softcover
Other Formats: Hardcover
Softcover (Spanish),
Availability: In Stock
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Completely updated, this practical guide is filled with information, tips, checklists, resources, diagrams, and illustrations to help young people learn to control their asthma, gain self-confidence, and live their lives to the fullest.

Breathe Easy explains:

  • How to recognize situations that trigger asthma attacks
  • Early warning signs of an attack, and what to do about them
  • Asthma medicines and how they work
  • What happens in the respiratory system during an attack
  • Relaxation of body, mind, and breathing to help control asthma
  • Communicating with your doctor
  • Where to find additional help and ideas
About the Author
Jonathan H. Weiss, PhD, is former Director of Behavior Science, Children's Asthma Research Institute, National Asthma Center, and is currently Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Attending Psychologist, Cornell Medical Center, New York. He is consultant to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the author of the asthma guide Super Stuff.
About the Illustrator
Michael Chesworth is an author, artist, and designer who has illustrated may children's books. He lives in Massachusetts.
Reviews & Awards

Praise for the first edition:

Breathe Easy is essential reading for every child with asthma and his or her family.
—Thomas L. Creer, Co-Author of Living With Asthma

…an abundantly illustrated, easy to understand book for asthmatic children to help them understand their illness and to dispel fear about it. I strongly recommend it.
—Elliot F. Ellis, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, State University of New York at Buffalo

While Weiss wrote it for pre-teens, it could be helpful to older readers who are looking for relief from their asthma.
—Voice of Youth Advocates