Latest Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Stories

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...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

Are you allergic to Christmas? The indoor environment during the holidays can be especially challenging. Dust, pollen, fireplace smoke and allergies to some indoor plants and trees can cause irritation. The American Christmas Tree Association offers some helpful tips to breathe easy this holiday season. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 While the holidays are a time for rejoicing, for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, it can also be a time to take some simple precautions that...

2011-07-26 08:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Habitat for Humanity house built as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program will be dedicated in partnership with the Dunmore family in Detroit on Friday, July 29, 2011. Program partners Merck, Habitat for Humanity Detroit, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse will host a dedication ceremony where Betty Dunmore and her three daughters will receive...

2011-06-29 08:31:00

CHICAGO, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to home improvement, the 60 million Americans living with asthma and allergies can breathe a sigh of relief: Valspar Paint today announces the debut of Valspar Plus®, the first paint certified asthma & allergy friendly(TM) by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Valspar Plus® reduces airborne irritants during painting, improving the painting process for those with respiratory...

2011-05-25 07:49:00

Pediatric Asthma Patients Star in new Educational Asthma Video; Unveiled for the Media for the First Time at Hurley FLINT, Mich., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Hurley Medical Center, we take asthma very seriously. In fact, we're a leader in the state of Michigan for asthma care, with the only home-based Asthma Disease Management program in the region. Our Asthma Disease Managers go to health fairs, schools, churches and synagogues, doctors' offices, and community centers to...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.