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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is the largest professional medical organization in the United States devoted to the allergy/immunology specialty. The AAAAI represents, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has nearly 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries. The AAAAI is devoted to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Online
Information and news service for patients, family, purchasers of group health care programs, and the news media.

American Sleep Apnea Association
The American Sleep Apnea Association is dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder. The ASAA promotes education and awareness, the ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network of voluntary mutual support groups, research, and continuous improvement of care.

American Thoracic Society
ATS is an international society with more than 15,000 members. Dedicated to advancing our clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders. is the leading online resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. The site is dedicated to providing the most accurate, detailed information about asbestos, mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with health care professionals and public health officials around the world to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease.

Lung Cancer Alliance
The largest lung cancer advocacy organization in the world, works to improve outcomes, eliminate stigma and secure public health research dollars.

Mesothelioma Group
The Mesothelioma Group is the premier online resource for mesothelioma education and is dedicated to spreading awareness of mesothelioma risk factors to prevent exposure and save lives.

Mesothelioma Guide
This site guides mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, information, and healthcare solutions.

Mesothelioma Help
MesotheliomaHelp is a resource for information on malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

National Emphysema Treatment Trial
First multi-center clinical trial designed to determine the role, safety, and effectiveness of bilateral lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) in the treatment of emphysema.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Supports research to find a way to cure and control Pulmonary Fibrosis. In addition it supports treatment Centers to help those afflicted.

Vasculitis Foundation
The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) is the only international organization for patients with Vasculitis. Founded in 1986, VF provides patients and family members with practical information and coping strategies to live successfully with Vasculitis.