Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
one CD-ROM with Web connection (The Health Empowerment Series), requirements: Macintosh: 68030 processor or higher, System 7.5.3 or higher, 16MB RAM with 8MB free RAM, 4x CD-ROM drive, 13-in color monitor; Windows: IBM PC or compatible 48666 MHz or higher, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, color monitor, and video card that supports 640x480, 256 colors, 4x CD-ROM drive, Windows compatible sound card, $19.95, New York, NY, CADMED Medical Marketing, 1998.
Proper patient education is a critical factor in the successful treatment of asthma. Better understanding of what causes asthma, why symptoms develop, and how most effectively to alleviate and control this all too common illness greatly enhances therapeutic management. There is a vast array of informational material about asthma available to the professional and lay public, mostly printed and to a lesser extent audiovisual. Asthma Explored is one of the most recent comprehensive software packages made available to patients.
AsthmaAsthma Explored. JAMA. 1998;280(15):1368-1369. doi:10.1001/jama.280.15.1368-JBK1021-4-1