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Improving Your Asthma and Allergy Health

Healthier Home Checklist: How to Improve Your Home’s Asthma and Allergy Hot Spots

A healthy living space begins with good indoor air quality (IAQ) . Allergens, scents, chemicals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and outdoor air pollution can affect the IAQ in your home. Good IAQ is an important part of asthma and allergy management. But asthma triggers and allergens can hide all over our homes. So where do you begin when it comes to making your home healthier? Some asthma and allergy triggers are easy to spot – such as allergens like dust and mold. But there are other...

Asthma and Allergies in 2020: Hope and Support During Uncertainty

Like many organizations, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The asthma and allergy community has been heavily impacted by several events of 2020: The public health emergency and economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Loss of health care or delayed access to medications due to the pandemic Record-breaking wildfires and health impacts related to natural disasters and air pollution Widespread upheaval over racial...

Protect Yourself From Lung Infections Through Contact-Free Shopping

COVID-19 and the flu – lung infections that can trigger asthma symptoms – spread easily from person to person. Shopping in crowded stores can increase the spread of lung infections. Luckily, there are options to help you protect yourself and others. Many of the same items you can buy in stores are available through at-home shopping. Health Benefits to Shopping From Home Many people shop from home because of how easy it is to have items delivered right to your door. You don’t have to leave...

AAFA’s Medical Scientific Council Shares Statement on Early Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Questions for People With Allergies

"Recent media reports of reactions to the new Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, first out of the U.K. and now one report in the United States are stirring safety concerns for people with a history of serious allergies. It’s important to remember that we still don’t have the full details regarding the specifics of any of these reported reactions. Allergists, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are all keeping an eye on these...

Asthma, Flu and COVID-19 with Dr. Vin Gupta (Video and Resources)

Dr. Vin Gupta joined the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to talk about COVID-19, the flu, and managing asthma on Dec. 10, 2020. He answered questions from viewers on: Protecting yourself from the flu and COVID-19 while managing asthma The flu and COVID-19 vaccines Helping students manage asthma in school during COVID-19 Note: We recorded this webinar before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. We connected with several members...

Asthma Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment in the U.S. Is Changing – What the New Guidelines Say

On Dec. 3, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced updates to the clinical guidelines used to diagnose and manage asthma. The new guidelines are titled "The 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines: A Report from The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Working Group." The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the NIH, oversaw the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee (NAEPPCC) and...

It Never Should Have Happened: Recognizing Racial Bias in Asthma Could Have Saved Valerie’s Husband

On Sept. 16, 2020, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released our Asthma Disparities in America report. This report looks at how asthma affects Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native groups in the United States. After coming across this report, Valerie Vison reached out to share her story. In the essay below, you’ll hear from Valerie, who lost her husband, Jordan, to asthma on July 22. In a World of “What If” – Could Racial Bias Have Contributed to My 30-Year-Old...

Webinar: Dr. Vin Gupta on COVID-19, the Flu, and Vaccines

Time Change - please note that the time of this event has been changed to noon EST / 9 a.m. PST. This webinar will be recorded and all registered attendees will receive the replay and resources shared during the live event. Do you have questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines? Would you like to know more about protecting yourself from the flu and managing your asthma? Dr. Vin Gupta will join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to talk about COVID-19, the flu, and managing...

Tell Us About the Products 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 how they impact your homes’ health. We want to hear your thoughts about product claims and your experience with CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products and services. Take our quick survey to let us know how you shop for home products. The survey should take 15 minutes or less to complete. TAKE THE SURVEY NOW Take the survey by Nov. 5, 2020, at...

Facebook Live Chat: The Latest From the NIH on COVID-19, Asthma and Food Allergies

Join AAFA President and CEO Kenneth Mendez as he talks with experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) about the latest research on COVID-19, asthma and food allergies. When: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, 1:30 – 2 p.m. ET (10:30 – 11 a.m. PT) Where: AAFA's Facebook page – watch the session live or later from your computer, iOS or Android device. RSVP: Click the "Going" icon on our Facebook event to receive a reminder...

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