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MERCURY LEARNING and INFORMATION provides print and digital content in the areas of science and medicine, technology and computing, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) designed for the professional/reference, trade, library, higher education, career school, and online training markets. We embrace both traditional and innovative publishing models designed to accommodate the needs of the intended audience by using the appropriate delivery methods.


David Olle

ISBN: 978-1-683920-31-1
Pub Date:  March 2014
Specs: 6 x 9   Paperback
Pages: 100
Price: $21.95


Asthma is a very serious, widespread, and growing problem in the U.S. Asthma affects over 24 million Americans, and its prevalence has increased 12% in the last decade. This book describes all the essential features of asthma for the general public in an engaging and stimulating manner using the principles of health literacy. Various learning styles are accommodated by the use of videos, illustrations, tables, charts, and boxes that highlight definitions, facts, and website links that provide more detailed information.



David Olle is a freelance medical and science writer.  His areas of expertise include oncology, biostatistics, biochemical tests, human and animal nutrition, veterinary medicine, infectious diseases, and complementary and alternative medicine. He is the author of GERD (Mercury Learning).