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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...

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...

Will You Help Prevent a Flu/COVID-19 “Twindemic”?

As we continue to fight COVID-19 , we are now in flu season too. Get your flu shot and join the staff at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to prevent a “twindemic.” What Is a “Twindemic” and Why Should You Be Concerned? A “twindemic” is a word used to describe the spread of the flu and the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 at the same time. As we have seen, COVID-19 spreads easily. So far, it has been responsible for millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of...

Ask the Experts: Managing Asthma During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Video and Resources)

An expert panel from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia (IMPACT DC) Asthma Clinic at Children’s National Hospital answered your questions about managing asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our expert panel discussed: Access to asthma health care during the COVID-19 pandemic Asthma management strategies, including preventing respiratory illnesses Making decisions for in-person and stay-at-home learning and...

How Can You Tell the Difference Between COVID-19, a Cold, the Flu, Allergies and Asthma?

Cold and flu season is here, and the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is still spreading. With every cough or sniffle, you may wonder if it’s asthma or allergies, the flu, the common cold or even COVID-19. But how can you tell the difference? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has created a respiratory symptoms chart to help you recognize the difference between these conditions. Click to see larger image (English) Click to see larger image (Spanish) Asthma Symptoms...

New Webinar: Managing Asthma During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia (IMPACT DC) Asthma Clinic at Children’s National Hospital will talk about managing your asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic. RSVP now for our free webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT). REGISTER NOW Our expert panel will discuss: Access to asthma health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in hardest-hit communities Asthma...

Asthma Disparities in America: It’s Time for Real and Lasting Change

Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native people have the highest rates of asthma , hospital visits and asthma-related deaths. This has not changed since we first reported on it in 2005. It’s time to take bold steps to reduce disparities in asthma. Asthma Disparities in America Report Today, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its Asthma Disparities in America report. This report looks at how asthma affects Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native...

Public Health Emergency: Wildfires in the Western U.S. Cause Dangerous Air Pollution for People With Asthma

Record-setting wildfires continue to rage across the western United States, putting millions of people with asthma at risk. The smoke and ash from the fires are polluting the air , creating unhealthy – even hazardous – air quality. This is a serious health emergency. What Do People With Asthma Need to Know About the Current Wildfires and Air Quality? The EPA’s AirNow.gov program measures and reports the air quality across the United States. Air quality is measured by the number of small...

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