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Latest Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Stories

2013-08-07 08:22:18

Newly Certified HEPA Portable Room Air Filters Will Help Millions of People Make More Educated Choices WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Program announced today that it has certified the Fellowes® AeraMax line of air purifiers. The certification program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), was created to help consumers identify products that are more suitable for people with asthma...

2013-07-30 08:32:32

Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health "Honor Roll" as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With millions of children heading back to classrooms in the coming weeks, asthma and food allergies at school present serious concerns, but some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these chronic diseases. A new report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) shows that most...

2013-07-17 23:23:02

In light of the recent Asthma Capitals 2013 Report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, FiltersFast.com is designating Wednesday, July 17, 2013 as Asthma Capitals and Air Quality Awareness Day. In recognition of the 22 million people suffering from asthma in the U.S., the company is offering cost-effective solutions in the fight against this chronic respiratory disease. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 FiltersFast.com, the leading online retailer of air filters and water...

2013-06-17 16:21:11

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With people spending, on average, about 93% of their time indoors, it's more important than ever to be conscious of Indoor Air Quality. Selecting flooring is about more than just choosing the right color and design-health should be a primary consideration. Tarkett, the leading provider of innovative and sustainable flooring is proud to offer healthy flooring options. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130617/CL33203 )...

2013-05-22 23:25:40

Online retailer provides information on asthma and allergy conditions in honor of awareness month Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 May is declared National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Online retailer, Allergy Asthma Technology, wants to remind individuals about Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, as well as to provide information about asthma and allergy conditions. The AAFA is a non-profit organization in the United States...

2013-05-15 08:30:06

ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest effort to educate and enable the allergic patient to take control of their disease, ALK, a leading company focusing on allergy treatment, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) have partnered to create a unique online resource for patients. The website, launching during May, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, will be the first dedicated to the importance of allergy immunotherapy. The goal is to empower...

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...

2013-04-23 08:33:51

New Survey Reveals the Impact of Nasal Allergies on Sleep, Relationships and Productivity LANDOVER, Md., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory released results today from a new survey which showed that more than half (59 percent) of nasal allergy sufferers polled reported sleep issues as a result of their allergy symptoms, yet only 35 percent proactively treat their nasal allergy symptoms. Furthermore, nearly half of...

2013-03-04 12:27:48

In-club screenings available to members and guests Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 60 million Americans suffer from allergies,(2) with more than 2 million school days and 4 million work days lost each year as a result.(3,4) However, allergies can be easily managed if they are caught before they flare up. On Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sam's Club helps members and guests to combat spring stuffiness...

2013-03-01 08:25:14

Clear Majority Opposes Prescription-Only PSE Requirements WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released a statement today on the recent poll by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The national poll, which was conducted by Harris Interactive and supported by a grant from CHPA, surveyed 2,000 Americans who have experienced asthma, allergy, cold, or flu symptoms in the past year. "The 2013 survey confirmed what...