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AAFA to Join Moms Clean Air Force to Call for Action on Climate Change

You may be familiar with the common affects of climate change: extreme weather, rising sea levels and melting ice caps. But did you know climate change can also make allergies and asthma symptoms worse? On July 13, 2017, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will join Moms Clean Air Force at Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C., to support action against climate change. Instead of a sit-in, moms and their children will host their fourth annual Play-In for Climate Action. The...

NY Bill Aims to Make Rental Homes Asthma-Friendly

On June 13, 2017, the Coalition for Asthma-Free Homes gathered on the steps of New York’s City Hall to encourage legislators to pass the Asthma-Free Housing Act (Intro 385B) . Area residents, medical experts and environmental advocates joined them. Heidi Bayer, Chairman of the Board for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, was also there. This bill would help reduce indoor allergens in rented homes that can trigger asthma symptoms . Landlords would be required to inspect homes for...

Report Finds Two Medicines to Be a Good Long-Term Option for Atopic Dermatitis

The Institute of Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) found the medicines dupilumab and crisaborole to offer effective long-term treatment of atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema . A portion of the press release is below. [PRESS RELEASE] Boston, Mass., June 8, 2017 – The Institute of Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has issued a Final Evidence Report that concludes that dupilumab (Dupixent ® , Regeneron and Sanofi) offers good long-term value for patients with moderate-to-severe atopic...

A Declaration on Climate Change and Health

June 19, 2017 As leading public health, patient advocacy, nursing and medical organizations, we reiterate our longstanding commitment to addressing climate change as a public health issue. The statement below articulates our consensus on the health impacts of climate change and the need for action to protect the public’s health. The health impacts of climate change demand immediate action. The science is clear ; communities across the nation are experiencing the health impacts of climate...

Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

Clearly, I’ve lost my mind! I’ve committed to train for and participate in a half century (50-mile) bike ride. That’s not the crazy part. I have asthma and it frequently becomes a factor in what I do. Will I be able to keep my exercise induced asthma under control so it will allow me to even train for this ride?

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