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2010-02-16 12:40:00

LANDOVER, Md., 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....

2009-11-17 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /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 Non-Disinfecting Hard Surface Spray Cleaning Products. 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) -...

2009-10-02 06:17:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announced today the 2009 Fall Allergy Capitals(TM) rankings. The annual research project ranks the fall's 100 most challenging cities for people with fall allergies. The top five cities this year are: McAllen, TX (1); Wichita, KS (2); Louisville, KY (3); Oklahoma City, OK (4); and Jackson, MS (5).(1) In addition, according to a recent AAFA survey, fall is also one of the most troublesome times of...

2009-08-24 23:01:00

Updated Report Also Features New 'Honorable Mention' States that Made Progress in 2009 LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For over 8 million children with asthma, food allergies and related conditions, the school-house is a focal point for managing their diseases. Now for the second year in a row, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released a report assessing school-based policies that address student health for elementary, middle and high schools in...

2009-07-20 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare today released new survey results revealing that 85 percent of mothers in the United States believe childhood allergies are a serious concern. Yet, when asked about testing their children for allergies, the survey shows that many mothers know little about the testing options available. Furthermore, more than one-third were not familiar with the accuracy of these tests, despite 93 percent indicating that accuracy was...

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,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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