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Asthma-Related Deaths and Disparities: Reducing the Risk

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s 2021 Asthma Capitals ™ report ranks the largest 100 U.S. metropolitan cities by how challenging they are to live in with asthma. AAFA publishes this report to help people who live in Asthma Capitals advocate for better care and policies. The report also shows how communities can best direct their focus to reduce the impact of asthma. In our report, we looked at three weighted outcomes to determine rankings: asthma prevalence, asthma-related...

Sources of Air Pollution in Your Home That May Cause Asthma and Allergy Symptoms

Animal dander , pollen , mold , dust mites , and fumes released by cooking, burning fuel, or cleaning products can all have an impact on your indoor air. The health risks from poor indoor air quality can often be much worse than outdoor air. It is important to understand the sources of indoor air pollution. Allergens are a major source of indoor air pollution in homes. Common indoor allergens include animal dander, pollen, mold, dust mites, cockroaches, and more. Dust mites and pet dander...

Learn How to Manage Nasal Polyps (Live Online Event)

Nasal polyps are small, non-cancerous growths on the lining of the inside of your nose or sinus cavities. Some people who have asthma, allergic rhinitis , or chronic sinusitis may also have nasal polyps. Are you impacted by nasal polyps? If you or someone you care for has nasal polyps, you’ll want to know how to work with a doctor to find an effective treatment. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is excited to partner with PlatformQ Health and MedLive for an educational...

Chronic Cough: What You Need to Know

*Sponsored by Merck Approximately 5% of adults in America are living with chronic cough, which is defined as a cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks. Patients with the condition commonly cough in “bouts” they cannot control, and usually feel a strong urge to cough before a coughing bout starts. Chronic cough is commonly associated with other health conditions, such as asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), upper airway cough syndrome and non-asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis. It can...