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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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7 Things You Should Know About Oral Allergy Syndrome

Did you know pollen might be responsible for your food allergy? If your mouth or throat itch when you eat certain fruit or vegetables,...
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AAFA Elevates Patient Voice in ICER Review of New Peanut Allergy Treatments

On June 11, 2019, in Oakland, California, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) and its California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) met to...
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Immunotherapy May Help People With Allergic Asthma Breathe Easier

Out of the 25 million people who have asthma, about 60% of them have allergic asthma. If you have allergic asthma, this means allergens...
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AAFA Applauds DOT Warning About Denial of Preboarding to Family With Food Allergies

AAFA applauds the warning the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued to American Airlines in response to American Airline’s denial of the right to...
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New Haven Resident Learns to Manage Allergies, Severe Asthma and COPD Despite Poor Air...

Four years ago, Deborah Bartlett of New Haven, Connecticut (overall #11 on Asthma Capitals), was diagnosed with severe persistent asthma. Combined with her pollen...
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What Happens in Your Airways When You Have Asthma?

To understand asthma , a chronic disease that causes your airways to become inflamed, it helps to first know how your airways work. Watch...
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Mother and Son Manage Asthma Together in Kentucky

Jessica Barber Brown and her son Isaac, age 11, live about 45 minutes outside of Louisville, Kentucky (overall #7 on Asthma Capitals), in Lawrenceburg....
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Asthma Is Responsible for 2 Million Emergency Room Visits Each Year

Asthma is the third-leading cause of hospital stays in children. Hospitalizations among children are higher during Asthma Peak Week in September when children return...
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The Impacts of Asthma Go Beyond Physical Health

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) conducted the My Life With Asthma survey to highlight the challenges people with asthma, especially severe...
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More Than 26 Million Americans Have Asthma

Asthma and allergies affect more than 60 million Americans. Allergic disease, which includes asthma, is the fifth leading chronic disease in the U.S. They...
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Air Pollution Causes Asthma Symptoms for One Hartford Resident

Lakia Shavon Lightner has vivid memories from her childhood of visits to the emergency room at 2 in the morning. She has had severe...
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Upload a Photo and Enter a Chance to Win a “Healthier Home” Package!

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is under way! Thank you for all you’re doing to help us raise awareness about asthma and allergies....
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Springfield, Massachusetts: Why It’s the #1 Asthma Capital

Last year’s top Asthma Capital, Springfield, Massachusetts, is again the most challenging place in the U.S. to live with asthma. To get a better...
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A Positive Outlook and Determination Help Teenager Overcome Asthma and Beat the Odds

During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, there are many ways to educate others about asthma and allergies and what it’s like to live...
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Promacta® Oral Suspension Recalled for Possible Peanut Contamination

Novartis today announced a voluntary recall of three lots of Promacta (eltrombopag) 12.5 mg for oral suspension to the consumer level. The oral suspension...

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