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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, 13:34 ET
Kristin Chenoweth has a new PSA. Visit www.KnowYourCount.com to watch the video.  (PRNewsFoto/The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)

Award-Winning Singer And Actress, Kristin Chenoweth, Reveals Her Journey With Asthma And Urges Others To Get Serious About Asthma Safety

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory announced today the launch of a national awareness campaign – Know...

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...

May 02, 2014, 13:54 ET

St. Louis Recognized As One of the Worst Cities in the U.S. for Spring Allergy Sufferers

 Joy Krieger, Executive Director of the St. Louis Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, released the following statement...

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 23, 2013, 13:15 ET
May-Treanor is ditching her nasal allergies this spring. www.DitchtheDrip.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America/Teva Respiratory)

More Than Half of Nasal Allergy Sufferers Experience Sleep Issues, Yet Many Fail to Adequately Prepare in Advance of Peak Allergy Seasons

 The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory released results today from a new survey which showed that more than...

Apr 02, 2013, 06:00 ET
Extreme weather last year may spell stronger and longer troubles for people with allergies his spring. Visit www.AllergyCapitals.com to learn more. (PRNewsFoto/Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)

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...

Feb 22, 2013, 00:01 ET

New Survey Shows Patients Oppose "Prescription-Only" Laws For Some Common Medications

Asthma and Allergy Foundation Poll Finds Patients Already Have Many Healthcare Challenges  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...

Feb 15, 2013, 00:01 ET

Asthma, Allergy Nonprofits to Merge and Fight Common Diseases Together

Group Will Expand Traditional Outreach and Online Communities, the Combination Patients Want  The patient organization with the largest...

Jan 24, 2013, 09:02 ET

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Challenges Patients and Caregivers to 'Get Smart About Asthma'

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory announced today the launch of Get Smart About Asthma, a comprehensive...

Oct 16, 2012, 00:01 ET

Seven States and DC Named to School Health "Honor Roll"

Most States Lag on Policies to Protect Kids with Asthma and Allergies at School  PRNewswire-USNewswire – Dealing with asthma and...

Sep 27, 2012, 00:10 ET

An Unwelcome Harvest, Fall Allergies Arrive Nationwide

Allergy Foundation Releases Annual "Fall Allergy Capitals" Rankings, Louisville is #1 Fall is a time to enjoy beautiful colors and autumn...

Sep 06, 2012, 00:01 ET

Research Awardees Seek Causes, Cures for Asthma and Allergies

Patient Advocacy Group Supports Research for Both Diseases The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the leading national...

Jun 01, 2012, 11:00 ET

Sweet Dreams To Come True For One Sweepstakes Winner

ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH SPRING AIR TO GIVE AWAY "ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FRIENDLY" MATTRESS  More than 60 million...

May 01, 2012, 00:01 ET
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)

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,...