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Latest Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Stories

2009-05-28 06:17:00

Free "Eye Health & Allergies" brochure available from Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Many allergy sufferers say symptoms such as itchy, dry, red and watery eyes leave them frustrated and irritable, tired, and distracted, according to a new survey conducted by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). About 40 percent of women allergy sufferers surveyed say their red and puffy eyes make them look tired and...

2009-04-15 09:00:00

PHYSICIANS CONCERNED THAT ASTHMA PATIENTS WHO STOP USING ASTHMA CONTROLLER MEDICINE MAY VISIT EMERGENCY ROOM MORE OFTEN WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nationwide telephone survey of 1,001 patients found that while most asthma patients know the risks of "uncontrolled asthma," they misinterpret asthma control, not realizing that asthma is a chronic disease that requires long-term therapy - even when asthma symptoms are not present. Data from The Asthma G.A.P. in America II: General...

2009-03-24 06:37:00

Schering-Plough partners with the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics to tell the delightful story of "Breathless Bethany Buttercup" KENILWORTH, N.J., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthma is the most common chronic condition among children, with approximately 6.8 million children currently with asthma in the United States.(1,2) It accounts for almost 13 million missed school days each year and is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among those younger than 15 years of...

2009-02-09 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The growing asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Program announced today that it has developed and adopted a certification standard and testing protocol for HEPA Air Cleaning Devices. The asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Program administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent, non-exclusive...

2009-02-02 11:47:00

Food Allergy Project Joins with Food Allergy Initiative to Create Largest National Source for Research, Advocacy and Education Efforts NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy Initiative and The Food Allergy Project today announced a merger of their organizations, a powerful combination that will increase public awareness of the severity of life-threatening food allergies, empower advocates and family support groups,...

2009-01-27 23:01:00

Study Unveils Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Louis, MO, is ranked as the No.1 Asthma Capital - the most challenging place to live with asthma in the U.S. (1) - according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), which conducted the study. This ranking was determined based on an analysis and scoring of 12 factors in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. (1) St. Louis was ranked No.1 this year in part due to worse than...

2009-01-09 23:01:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announces that its President and CEO, William M. McLin, has been appointed to the Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for a four-year term. The Council is a chartered advisory committee that provides a diverse perspective on science, health and the human impact of diseases. The Council serves as...

2009-01-06 08:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Asthma Foundation announced a research breakthrough that explains why tiny, household pests called dust mites are a major source of airborne allergens for patients with allergic asthma. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090106/AQTU532) Dean Smith, Executive Director of the American Asthma Foundation, explains that "although dust mites are known to trigger asthma attacks, until now we did not know why the allergic...

2008-12-11 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With everyone mindful of budgets and spending this holiday season, now is the perfect time to think beyond the routine perfume or socks and to give gifts that are not just fun, but are good for the health too. Finding special gifts for loved ones with asthma or allergies is easy this year. The asthma and allergy friendly(TM) Certification Program is helping holiday shoppers all over the U.S. find products that have been scientifically...

2008-12-01 23:01:00

Group Donates 'Asthma & Allergy Friendly' Toy Puppies to the Obama Daughters WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Much has been made of President-Elect Obama's first promise: to get a family dog. But concerns about his daughter's asthma and allergies, and timing issues, have kept the new first-dad from making a decision. So, in the meantime, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is donating 2 "asthma & allergy friendly" toy puppies to the Obama children....