Healthcare Resources for Patients in New Jersey

Patient education is an important part of receiving care at Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine. While Dr. Davanzo and the team can provide insights into an individual’s condition, a variety of organizations also have patient resources available. For patients across Franklin Township and West Orange, as well as Somerset and Essex Counties, in New Jersey, here are some helpful resources that can answer common questions.

Sleep Medicine Information

Patients can gain more information on sleep disorders and find ways to achieve a good night’s rest through these and other resources:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

AASM is a leading resource for sleep specialists and patients. AASM provides a variety of information on several subjects, including sleep health, disorders, and studies.

National Sleep Foundation (NSF)

Through education and advocacy, the mission of NSF is to help improve health and wellbeing for the general public. This organization offers information on several sleep health topics.

Sleep Q&A provides evidence-based information about sleep health. This organization also answers common questions about sleep-related issues and treatments, such as:

  • How much sleep do I need?
  • What happens during a sleep study?
  • How do I stop snoring?
  • What is a CPAP machine?

Sleep Foundation provides several articles on sleep-related subjects. Among other focus areas, patients can use this website to find out more about shift work disorder.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC offers a wealth of information on sleep and sleep disorders. From learning the basics of sleep health to finding data and additional information, this leading health organization provides numerous insights.

Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine

Harvard’s Sleep and Health Education Program is an excellent resource for patients who want to achieve healthy sleep habits. It outlines the ways patients can get a good night’s rest and provides information on common disorders.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Research

For patients living with COPD and other pulmonary diseases, several resources are available. A couple of the most notable organizations include:

  • COPD Foundation: Through the COPD Foundation’s educational library, patients and their families can find flyers, booklets, and other resources that cover COPD and wellness.
  • CHEST Foundation: A branch of the American College of Chest Physicians, CHEST Foundation supports patient education and clinical research. The organization provides comprehensive information on lung health, including COPD.

Allergy and Asthma Resources

Asthma and allergies are two common health conditions. Patients in search of additional information can learn more from these organizations:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

For patients in need of support, AAFA can help. AAFA makes it easy for patients with asthma and allergies to locate local support groups across the country, each with its own medical advisor.

American Lung Association

American Lung Association provides resources on lung health and diseases, such as asthma. It also offers insights on how to quit smoking, clean air, and other topics.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

Through AAAAI, patients can learn about asthma symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more. The organization also provides several articles on this condition for further reading.

CDC: Asthma

CDC provides resources for patients living with asthma. Find insights on managing this condition as a patient, as well as resources for health professionals and schools.

World Allergy Organization (WAO)

WAO is made up of allergy and clinical immunology societies across the globe and focuses on raising awareness and advancing clinical care.  This international organization provides numerous resources for patients.

Learn More about Your Condition

At Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, we serve patients across NJ in Franklin Township and West Orange, as well as Somerset and Essex Counties. For more information on our services and additional patient resources, contact us today.