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2014-08-13 08:28:16

Two New States Named to the 2014 Asthma and Allergy School Honor Roll During a Record Year for Medication Access, but More Still Needs to Be Done. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just a few weeks, schools will be back in session for the millions of students with asthma and food allergies. So what are schools doing to protect students and teachers with these chronic diseases? Today the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) revealed its 2014 State Honor...

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,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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