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Louisville, Kentucky Named Allergy Capital Of The United States
2014-04-01 07:30:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year in the United States millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, with some cities being more problematic than others. An annual “Allergy Capitals” research project developed by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) identifies which cities are the “most challenging places to live with allergies.” Each year AAFA compiles a list of the 100 cities in the US that affect allergy sufferers the...

2014-03-05 08:25:34

National Campaign Seeks to Educate People with Asthma on the Importance of 'Knowing Their Count' LANDOVER, Md., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory announced today the launch of a national awareness campaign - Know Your Count - aimed at raising awareness of the seriousness of asthma and educating asthma patients and caregivers about the importance of keeping track of the remaining doses in their rescue inhalers. The...

2013-12-02 08:38:52

BOZEMAN, Mont., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- www.TEXbase.com TEXbase, a leading provider of web-based compliance, quality and materials management software solutions for brands, retailers and consumer product companies, today announced a broad sponsorship with the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) for 2014. The AAFA is an advocate for over 1000 brands and 425 companies from the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. Annually, the AAFA hosts seminars, programs and...

2013-06-19 12:28:12

BOZEMAN, Mont., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- www.TEXbase.com TEXbase, a leading provider of web-based compliance, quality, and materials management software solutions today announced its sponsorship of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Supply Chain Traceability Seminar on July 10th, in Santa Monica, California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121019/MM96617LOGO)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130617/CL32331LOGO) The seminar will focus on the...

2013-05-07 08:29:51

Where You Live with Asthma Matters, Air Quality is Just One of Many Factors WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is still no cure for asthma, so for 22 million people in the U.S., this chronic disease continues to be a daily burden no matter where they live. But it's not just air pollution they should be worried about. Factors such as pollen, secondhand smoke - even high rates of poverty, a large uninsured population or a high number of ER visits - can be...

2013-05-07 08:28:31

BOZEMAN, Mont., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- www.TEXbase.com TEXbase, a leading provider of web-based compliance, quality, and materials management software solutions today announced its sponsorship of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Product Safety and Sustainability Seminar on May 14, in Long Beach, California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121019/MM96617LOGO ) The seminar will focus on the broad compliance and regulatory challenges facing the apparel...

2013-01-24 08:32:29

WASHINGTON, Jan 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory announced today the launch of Get Smart About Asthma, a comprehensive online asthma management resource that takes a unique look at the underlying cause of asthma - inflammation. The website - www.GetSmartAboutAsthma.com - aims to increase understanding of how inflammation in both the large and small airways plays an important role in asthma persistence or severity, in addition to...

2012-10-15 23:20:21

Most States Lag on Policies to Protect Kids with Asthma and Allergies at School WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PRNewswire-USNewswire - Dealing with asthma and allergies in the school setting, once rare, is now common. But most states don't have core policies in place to protect millions of children who each spend up to eight hours per day at school. Asthma is the most common chronic cause of school absences, accounting for 10.5 million missed school days each...

2012-09-26 18:20:31

Allergy Foundation Releases Annual "Fall Allergy Capitals" Rankings, Louisville is #1 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fall is a time to enjoy beautiful colors and autumn weather outdoors. But for 40 million Americans with seasonal allergies, this time of year brings an unwelcome harvest: trillions of pollen particles traveling through the air right into your eyes, nose and mouth. Allergic rhinitis - also called nasal allergies, seasonal allergies or hay fever - is...

2012-09-05 18:21:22

Patient Advocacy Group Supports Research for Both Diseases WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the leading national voluntary health agency (VHA) - or "patient advocacy group" - for millions of people with asthma and allergic diseases in the U.S. When AAFA was founded in 1953, fewer than 20 million Americans were afflicted, but today the prevalence among children and adults has more than tripled. Now over 22...