About the Author
Janice C. Simmons (Alexandria, VA) is a freelance writer with more than 25 years of health care reporting, and editing experience. She recently reported on innovative steps that were taken to improve health care for young asthmatic patients. Marijo A. Miller Ratcliffe, A.R.N.P., M.N. (Seattle, WA) is a pediatric nurse. She is the author of several books on asthma.