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Dec 08, 2015, 08:00 ET Tech Is A Good Prescription For People With Asthma And Allergies

 The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has recently launched a twin set of online education and engagement platforms that are new...


Nov 04, 2015, 08:00 ET Your Nose Knows It's Fall Allergy Season

 Gesundheit! Fall is the season of sneezin' for millions of Americans living with seasonal allergic rhinitis – also known as nasal...


Feb 25, 2015, 07:45 ET Comedienne, Actress Vicki Lawrence Teams Up with AAFA To Talk About Chronic Skin Condition

 Emmy® award-winning actress, television icon and comedienne Vicki Lawrence is partnering with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...


Jan 27, 2015, 08:00 ET New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions, says Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

A novel study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) finds significant differences among physician groups in knowledge and...


Oct 30, 2014, 10:00 ET Here's Looking "Achoo," America

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is out with the annual list of the Fall Allergy Capitals, the 100 most challenging places to...


Sep 25, 2014, 08:00 ET Asthma Foundation's New CEO Hits-the-Ground, Pedaling

When the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) appointed Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, FACP, as its new President and CEO earlier this summer,...


Aug 13, 2014, 06:00 ET New State "Honor Roll" Reveals New Standards, New States and New Outlooks for Asthma & Allergy School Policies

 In just a few weeks, schools will be back in session for the millions of students with asthma and food allergies. So what are schools doing to...


May 06, 2014, 06:18 ET Cities That Take Your Breath Away

 World Asthma Day comes in May when everyone wants to be outdoors enjoying the breathtaking sights, sounds and smells of springtime. But for...


Mar 31, 2014, 08:00 ET Snow And Pollen? It Must Be "Spwinter" Time

So much for "out like a lamb" this March. Polar vortexes, blizzard bombs, Arctic leaking, weather whiplash. All of these terms have been used...


Oct 21, 2013, 13:19 ET New Study Shows Nearly 1-in-50 Americans At-Risk of Severe Allergic Reactions

Anaphylaxis is More Common than Many Thought, Most Patients are Not Prepared  A novel study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...


Sep 17, 2013, 11:00 ET Allergies Could Hit Hard This Fall if High Temps, Storms and Tornadoes Strike as Predicted

Fall Allergy Capitals Report Ranks Most Challenging Cities for Allergies  This fall could be a perfect storm for allergy sufferers, as...


Aug 07, 2013, 06:00 ET Helping to Clear the Air for Families with Asthma and Allergies

Newly Certified HEPA Portable Room Air Filters Will Help Millions of People Make More Educated Choices The asthma & allergy...


Jul 30, 2013, 06:00 ET New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health "Honor Roll" as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws With millions of children heading...


May 07, 2013, 06:00 ET There's More To Asthma Than Meets The Air

There is still no cure for asthma, so for 22 million people in the U.S., this chronic disease continues to be a daily burden no matter where they...


Apr 02, 2013, 06:00 ET Spring Allergies Start Strong and Last Long As Extreme Weather Patterns Continue

Spring Allergy Capitals Report Ranks Most Challenging Cities Extreme weather patterns may contribute to a severe and long allergy season...


May 01, 2012, 00:01 ET Memphis Named The "Asthma Capital" For 2012

Asthma is Global but Solutions are Local Today, on World Asthma Day, more than 300 million people worldwide are living with asthma,...


Sep 20, 2011, 10:09 ET Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) Releases 2011 Fall Allergy Capitals™ Rankings

Top 100 most challenging places to live with seasonal allergies  Today the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announces the...


Jan 24, 2011, 12:54 ET Survey Finds Patients Oppose Prescription Mandate for OTC Medicines Containing Pseudoephedrine

Patients call for alternate policy that provides continued access to meds More than 300 million Americans get the common cold, and up to 70...


Jan 28, 2009, 00:01 ET St. Louis Named Top Asthma Capital for 2009

Study Unveils Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma St. Louis, MO, is ranked as the No.1 Asthma Capital - the most challenging place...


Apr 22, 2008, 01:00 ET More Americans are Sleeping Thanks to Science

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More people than ever before are buying bedding products that meet established scientific...


May 17, 2007, 01:00 ET Asthma Foundation Hosting Free IgE Screenings in Tulsa This Weekend

TULSA, Okla., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- To promote awareness of allergic asthma during May, National Asthma Awareness Month, the Asthma and Allergy...


Apr 25, 2007, 01:00 ET 2007 Spring Allergy Capitals Named

WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergies have a strong hold on Americans this season. The cold winter weather is finally...


Mar 20, 2007, 01:00 ET Asthma Control: A Potential Communication Gap Between Doctors and Their Patients

WASHINGTON, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of a new national survey, released by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America...


Feb 08, 2007, 00:00 ET NBA, Asthma Foundation Team-Up for Disease Awareness

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA)...


Jan 16, 2007, 00:00 ET Atlanta Named Top Asthma Capital for 2007

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Atlanta to Seattle, asthma has a major impact on cities throughout the United States,...