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2012-04-30 18:20:20

Asthma is Global but Solutions are Local WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on World Asthma Day, more than 300 million people worldwide are living with asthma, and nearly 25 million of them live right here in the U.S. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are plenty of everyday reminders that asthma problems - and solutions - are local. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120501/DC97710LOGO) Today the Asthma and Allergy...

2012-04-25 02:32:26

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the 2011-2012 winter is the fourth warmest on record[1]. The mild weather is triggering an unusually early release of pollen that causes pesky allergy symptoms. Beyond the itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose, one overlooked side effect of allergies is dry or irritated lips. New Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Soother is especially developed to provide comforting relief and...

2012-04-11 02:25:00

HORSHAM, Pa., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva Respiratory and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announced today the launch of a national awareness campaign - Ditch the Drip, Get Serious about Nasal Allergies - aimed at raising awareness of the seriousness of seasonal and year-round allergies and the need for people living with nasal allergies to adequately prepare for their peak allergy seasons. The program features two-time Olympic volleyball gold medalist and seasonal...

2012-04-04 14:22:23

Asthma & Allergy Friendly Certification Program Continues to Expand in the Bedroom WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 million American adults and children live with asthma or allergies, and the numbers are growing. These chronic respiratory diseases are characterized by sneezing, wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/DC82616) Mattresses can be a major source of asthma and allergy triggers,...

2012-03-19 18:20:13

Allergy Foundation Releases New "Spring Allergy Capital" Rankings, Knoxville is #1 WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is the vernal equinox - otherwise known as the official end of winter and the start of spring. But even if you didn't look at your calendar today, chances are your nose already figured it out. That's because more than 40 million Americans have nasal allergies (also called, allergic rhinitis or "hay fever"). Springtime allergy triggers -...

2012-03-14 09:12:00

Recipient of the Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) will receive Research!America's 2012 Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award for its pioneering role in advancing food allergy research, which has led to a significant increase in federal research funding and created safer environments for individuals with food allergies. The award will be presented...

2012-03-05 10:50:56

Consensus across studies promises to enhance NIH-supported asthma clinical research A consortium of federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations has published a report proposing a set of common measures and data-collection methods for use in asthma clinical research. Asthma Outcomes in Clinical Research: Report of the Asthma Outcomes Workshop, which appears as a supplement to the March 2012 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, resulted from a meeting organized by...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The last of four Habitat for Humanity houses built across the United States as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program will be dedicated in partnership with the Obele family in the Metro Atlanta area on Friday, December 9, 2011. Program partners Merck, Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse will host a dedication...

2011-11-17 08:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of four Habitat for Humanity houses built as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program were dedicated this past week. In Philadelphia, the house built in partnership with the Johnson family was dedicated on Saturday, November 12; and in Los Angeles, the house built in partnership with the Partida family was dedicated on Tuesday, November 15. Merck, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Habitat for...

2011-11-03 23:01:00

Report Finds States Lack Policies to Curb Classroom Burden of Asthma and Severe Allergies WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For over 7 million children with asthma, and 13 million with food allergy or other severe allergies, going to school is a daily risk affecting how well they can - or can't - manage their diseases. Now for the fourth year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released its annual report assessing all 50 states and the...