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Asthma and Allergy Myths, Part 4! Panic Attacks, P.E. Class, and Asthma

In part 4, Dr. M. Itch got a little worked up about these latest myths. So he went back to TikTok to answer more questions about asthma and allergies . Is asthma actually just a panic attack? Can you participate in P.E. class if you have asthma? Does Dr. M. Itch eat broccoli? Don't forget to also watch our other myth-busting videos. Keep your eye on our AAFA blog and TikTok channel for more videos during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . RELATED CONTENT Watch Dr. M. Itch bust...

Dupixent® (Dupilumab) Improves Lung Function and Reduces Asthma Attacks in Children in Phase 3 of Clinical Trial

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is sharing this press release to bring you the latest research news quickly. [PRESS RELEASE] Pivotal Data at ATS 2021 Show Dupixent® (dupilumab) Significantly Reduced Asthma Attacks and Improved Lung Function in Children Dupixent is the only biologic medicine to improve lung function in children aged 6 to 11 years with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma in a randomized Phase 3 trial, with potential to be best-in-class treatment for...

Teach Kids About Asthma and Food Allergies With AAFA’s Activity Book

Are you looking for a simple and fun way to help your child learn about asthma or food allergies? “Ally & Andy’s Awesome Asthma and Allergy Activities” book (available in English and Arabic ) teaches children about asthma and food allergy basics through relatable characters, coloring pages, puzzles, and other activities you and your child can do together. Currently, there are about 5.1 million children under 18 with asthma. 1 It is the leading chronic disease in children. 2 About 5.6...

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Need for Improving Indoor Air Quality

As evidence has mounted that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread through the air, it has placed an urgent spotlight on indoor air ventilation. In addition to wearing masks and keeping a physical distance from people outside your household, experts recommend improving air flow in indoor spaces. The virus is more likely to spread indoors where air may be trapped from flowing. The virus spreads from tiny droplets that come out of people’s mouths and noses when they breathe, talk, sing,...

Asthma and Allergy Myths, Part 2! Home Allergy Tests, Caffeine, Adult Asthma, and Food Allergies and COVID-19 Vaccines

Can caffeine stop an asthma attack? Are at-home food allergy tests legit? Dr. M. Itch is back on TikTok to answer these questions and more about asthma and allergies . Don't forget to check out our first round of myth-busting videos . Watch our AAFA blog and TikTok channel for more videos during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . RELATED CONTENT Watch Dr. M. Itch bust more asthma and allergy myths: Part 1: Face Masks, Inhalers, and Climate Change Part 3: Food Allergies: Milk...

Advocacy Action Day for People With Asthma and Allergies

Advocating for people with asthma and allergies is a great way to spread awareness during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . We invite you to join us for Advocacy Action Day! Today, we ask you to help us tell Congress what people with asthma and allergies need to live full, healthy lives. More than 65 million Americans have asthma and allergies. And some people may have one or both of these conditions for which there is no cure. About 25 million Americans have asthma 32 million...

2021 Asthma Capitals™ Report: Where Does Your City Rank?

AAFA Highlights the Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma On May 5, 2021, World Asthma Day , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released the 2021 Asthma Capitals™ report . This report analyzes data from the 100 largest cities in the U.S. to identify the most challenging places to live with asthma. This year, Allentown, Pennsylvania, takes the top spot. How Are Cities Ranked? Knowing what puts someone at higher risk for asthma is an important part of...

Asthma Myths, Busted! Face Masks, Inhalers, and Climate Change

There are a lot of misconceptions going around about asthma. We invited Dr. M. Itch to join us on TikTok to knock out some common asthma myths . In these videos, Dr. M. Itch solves the mysteries behind face masks and asthma, the effect of inhalers on climate, and whether or not you should shake your asthma inhalers. Meanwhile, we're looking into a mystery of our own. Dr. M. Itch looks a lot like Dr. Mitchell Grayson, the chair of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's Medical...

People With Asthma Need Healthy Air

May 3 – 7 is Air Quality Awareness Week , sponsored by the NOAA National Weather Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Forest Service, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year’s theme is “Healthy Air – Important For Everyone!” to raise air quality awareness and encourage everyone to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) often. The very air that is meant to give us life can also harm us if it's full of pollution. According to the...

Asthma Health Q&A: Management, New Guidelines, and COVID-19 Vaccines (Twitter Chat)

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) hosted a Twitter chat on asthma health on May 3, 2021. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and David Stukus, MD , associate professor and Director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, joined us to answer common questions about managing asthma, asthma treatment guidelines, and COVID-19 vaccines. Below are some highlights from the chat. To see more, search for the hashtag...

AAFA Asks Congress to Tackle Racial Disparities in Asthma and Allergies

As part of our advocacy efforts for people with asthma and allergies, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) visits Congress every year. We invite patients and advocates from across the U.S. to let Congress know what policies can help improve the lives of people managing allergic diseases. Meetings were held on Zoom this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic . The meetings focused on the urgent need to fix the nation’s health disparities gap. AAFA’s theme for this year’s meetings...

Take Action to Raise Asthma and Allergy Awareness

Even though more than 65 million people are affected by asthma and allergies, many people still don’t understand what it’s like to live with these conditions. That’s why the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be “ National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month .” We even asked President Biden to participate by making a national proclamation . All month long, we will be raising awareness to help dispel myths about asthma and allergies, and we invite you to join...

Answers to Common Questions About Getting Copies of Your Medical Records

Your medical records are important, especially when you have asthma and allergies . They are the history of all the medical care you have received and can help your doctors more accurately create a plan of treatment for you. But getting copies of your medical records may be a challenge. Whether you need them for your new doctor, a job, or just for your personal files, you should be able to access your records. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the...

Washington, D.C., Families Managing Asthma Receive New Flooring to Improve Indoor Air Quality

A good asthma treatment plan includes managing your indoor air quality to help reduce asthma and allergy triggers . Rugs and wall-to-wall carpeting can hold onto irritants and allergens. But allergens and particles can be more easily cleaned from hard surface flooring. One way you can manage asthma and allergy triggers is by replacing carpets with hard surface flooring. In the United States, the burden of asthma falls disproportionately on poor, low-wealth, and minority populations. Housing...

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