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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.
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AAFA Mourns the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, Asthma and Allergy Advocate

On Oct. 17, 2019, Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) passed away. Representative Cummings was an influential voice in support of people with asthma and allergies... Lesen...
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Keep Kids With Allergies and Asthma Safe This Halloween

Halloween means crisp fall air, pumpkins and trick-or-treating. But for adults and kids who manage asthma and allergies, even the best parts of Halloween...
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A Look at the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Process

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) joined with Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) to create the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program. This...
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FDA Approves FASENRA® Pre-Filled Auto-Injector Pen for Self-Administration

AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the self-administration of FASENRA® (benralizumab) in a pre-filled, single-use auto-injector (the...
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October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are 5 Facts You Should Know

Around 16.5 million adults in the U.S. have eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. And of those, 6.6 million have moderate-to-severe eczema. But despite...
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Is Your Home Making You Sick? Why a Healthier Indoor Environment Is Important

October is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month . Since your indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air, this month is a good...
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School Policies Are Needed to Protect Students With Asthma and Allergies

State policies can help protect students with asthma and allergies. As part of our 2019 State Honor Roll™ of Asthma and Allergy Policies for...
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Flu Facts: Flu Vaccine and Asthma

Fall brings us cooler weather, colorful trees and harvest fairs and festivals. But it also brings us the beginning of flu season. Since the...
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Schools and States Can Improve Indoor Air Quality for Students With Asthma and Allergies

As part of our 2019 State Honor Roll™ of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools (SHR), we look at the impact poor indoor air...
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Protect Yourself During Asthma Peak Week: Tips to Help You Avoid Asthma Episodes

It's best to start preparing for Asthma Peak Week weeks, even months in advance. But now that it's here, there are still ways you...
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For People With Asthma, the Danger of “Peak Week” Is Here

Peter DeMarco of Boston, Massachusetts, lost his wife, Laura Levis, to asthma during Asthma Peak Week in 2016. In the essay below, Peter shares...
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The Concerning Rise of Youth Vaping and What States Can Do to Help

Vaping is causing serious lung disease in many teens. Yet, youth vaping continues to rise at an alarming rate. State policies can help curb...
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AAFA Releases 2019 State Honor Roll Report in Advance of Asthma Peak Week

Schools provide valuable education to students. But the very resource that is supposed to benefit our children can actually be a cause of asthma...
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What Products Do You Buy to Make Your Home Healthier?

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is conducting a survey to learn more about the products you buy for your family and...
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AAFA Meets With DOT to Advocate for Equal Rights for People With Asthma and...

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) met with the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). We...

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