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Federal agency to aid asthma sufferers.


There appears to be new hope for reducing asthma misery based on a new initiative by the federal government. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has started the National Asthma Education Program to provide current information about diagnosing and controlling asthma both to the public and to health professionals.

"Asthma is a controllable condition, but we've found that many patients don't seem to have proper access to care, and sometimes the care they receive is not the best," says NHLBI director Dr. Claude Lenfant. "We want people to know if they have asthma they can control it." The program's committee expects to use media announcements, seminars and educational materials, including pamphlets for physicians and patients. (American Medical News, April 14, 1989; p. 10.)
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Title Annotation:National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Publication:Medical Update
Date:Jun 1, 1989
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