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2010-12-10 11:24:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, December 10, in observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Mediaplanet Publishing released a Holiday Health Guide to targeted markets in USA Today. The report will be distributed to over 1.1 million readers with contributions from Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Families Fighting Flu, and Alliance for Consumer Education. (Logo:...

2010-12-06 09:41:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) today announced its endorsement of comprehensive food allergy guidelines, released by an Expert Panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Immunology (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). FAI, the largest private source of funding for food allergy research in the U.S., will underwrite the publication of the long-awaited Guidelines as a special supplement to the December 2010...

2010-07-21 09:19:00

MIAMI, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding and managing asthma is not always easy, especially without adequate patient resources. That's why Puerto Rican actress, author and mother of two children with asthma, Dayanara Torres, has partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Merck to launch the Asma En Espanol initiative, a new Spanish asthma education web resource to help patients learn more about asthma triggers and ways to manage the disease. Joining Dayanara...

2010-07-07 11:00:00

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The record-setting heat hitting the east coast provides the perfect breeding ground for dust mites, making it an extremely difficult week for those who suffer from asthma, eczema or indoor allergies. Smartsilk(TM) (http://www.Smartsilk.com), an all natural bedding company, announced today that its new collection of silk filled bedding offers sleepers an impenetrable line of defense against the dreaded dust mite. In addition to repelling them, the bedding...

2010-05-19 12:05:00

CHICAGO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On average, Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors - of that 90 percent, about 65 percent of that is spent at home.(1) Indoor air pollution, including household allergens, is one of the leading causes of health problems in the United States. A number of everyday products and activities can be making your home sick. With a few simple changes and better practices, Americans can immediately manage the quality of air in their homes....

2010-05-13 09:52:00

National Food Allergy Advocates, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and The Food Allergy Initiative, Issue Statement in Response to Articles on Prevalence NEW YORK and FAIRFAX, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A review published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and reported in the New York Times underscores the need for additional research on the prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of food allergy. One of the most important points...

2010-04-15 13:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As trees blossom and shed their pollen and grasses and weeds germinate in yards and fields across America, allergy sufferers are retreating indoors with seemingly no relief in sight. MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic inside select CVS/pharmacy stores, can help patients breathe easier and take control of their allergies this spring with treatment services available seven days a week, including weekday evening hours. "It's simple to...

2010-03-24 06:17:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For millions of Americans, the arrival of Spring brings with it ocular allergy symptoms such as itching, tearing, and redness. Ocular allergies affect 1 in every 5 individuals and are among the most common reasons that people consult various health care professionals for advice on possible treatment and management. It is estimated that 50 percent of individuals with seasonal and indoor allergies also experience some degree of eye...

2010-02-24 08:07:00

BOSTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- If you or a loved one is prone to food allergies, you know the challenges of finding a restaurant where everyone will feel comfortable. That search has just gotten easier. A new website, www.allergyeats.com, combines the best of Internet technology with peer-to-peer information to help people know in advance how well (or poorly) a restaurant responds to people with food allergies and other food intolerances, such as Celiac Disease. The website lists over...

2010-02-16 16:34:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is launching a national public service announcement (PSA) supported by GlaxoSmithKline titled "Two Main Causes of Asthma." The PSA goal is to communicate an important message to the millions of Americans with asthma: that treating the two main causes of asthma symptoms may help prevent symptoms before they begin. Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness. See...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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