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2014-07-09 16:28:46

VIENNA, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, is pleased to announce that its Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer program is partnering with the American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA) to increase awareness about life-threatening latex allergies. Latex allergies impact 8-12 percent of health care workers and 1-6 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease...

2014-05-13 08:27:48

- What's Your AQ? Answers Common Anaphylaxis Questions During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month - BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional football icon Jerome Bettis, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Sanofi US, the makers of Auvi-Q(®) (epinephrine injection, USP), are asking What's Your AQ? in an effort to help improve America's understanding of severe, life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and to help clear up some...

2014-05-06 08:34:36

Pledge to Raise Funding to Send Deserving Children with Asthma to Summer Camps Across the U.S. VIENNA, Va., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Know Your Count - a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of the seriousness of asthma and educating patients and caregivers about the importance of keeping track of the remaining doses in their rescue inhalers - announced today the launch of a new online pledge for asthma awareness. Nearly seven million children in the United States are...

2014-05-02 16:24:23

City Ranks 20th on AAFA's List of Spring Allergy Capitals ST. LOUIS, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy Krieger, Executive Director of the St. Louis Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, released the following statement regarding St. Louis' recent ranking of 20(th) on the national organization's annual list of "The Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies": "Spring is a beautiful time in our city. It's a time when people come to visit us from all over...

2014-04-07 12:33:05

Stanley Steemer's Carpet Cleaning Process Effectively Removes an Average of 94 Percent of Common Household Allergens DUBLIN, Ohio, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Steemer(®) has announced it is the first carpet cleaning service to meet the standards adopted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to earn the asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Standard for Professional Carpet Cleaning. Stanley Steemer Spot Remover(TM) also earned AAFA's asthma &...

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...

2014-03-31 08:29:31

New Spring Allergy Capitals Report is a Reminder that Sneezin' Season is Already Here Despite a Winter that Won't Give Up WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So much for "out like a lamb" this March. Polar vortexes, blizzard bombs, Arctic leaking, weather whiplash. All of these terms have been used recently to explain colder-than-usual temperatures and lingering winter conditions nationwide, even though the vernal equinox - the first day of spring - has already arrived. But...

2013-10-15 23:03:01

Rappelling Event on Nov. 16 at Westin Arlington Gateway Offers Once-in-a-lifetime Thrill and Benefits Food Allergy Research & Education programs. McLean, VA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Rappelling -- it’s not just for rescue workers, thrill seekers and reality television contestants. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is offering gutsy Washington, D.C. metro area residents a high-rise adventure by launching its first Over the Edge fundraising event next month. Participants,...

Worst Cities For Allergies 2013
2013-09-18 12:46:54

[ Watch the Video: Is Your City High On The Allergy List? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Dayton, Ohio – the Midwest US appears to be the worst place for fall allergies this year, according to a new list from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The list ranked Wichita, Kansas as the No. 1 worst city for fall allergies in 2013, followed by Jackson, Mississippi and Knoxville, Tennessee. To create the list, the...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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