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AAFA Adds Prestigious Healthcare Leaders to Board of Directors

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), America’s leading advocate for individuals living with asthma, food allergies and allergic disease, today announced the addition of ten influential healthcare leaders to their Board of Directors. New members bring to AAFA additional expertise in advocacy, public policy, the pharmaceutical and payer industries, modern communications and the use of healthcare data analytics.
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Action Needed to Protect Medicaid Coverage for Allergy Testing in Kentucky

AAFA Community Services ·
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services have proposed several cuts to Medicaid benefits including one that affects allergy sufferers. One of the changes proposed is to remove coverage for allergy testing for people on Medicaid. Allergy testing is an important part of diagnosing an allergy. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is accepting public comments about the proposed changes. AAFA encourages constituents to contact Commissioner Stephen Miller...
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FDA Approves Generic of Proventil HFA Albuterol Inhaler to Meet Demand Due to COVID-19

AAFA Community Services ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic of Proventil HFA (albuterol sulfate) Metered Dose Inhaler, 90 mcg/Inhalation, for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients four years of age and older who have reversible obstructive airway disease, as well as the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in this age group.
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FDA Approves ProAir HFA Generic, a Quick-Relief Medicine for Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic of ProAir HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients four years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease and the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in patients four years of age and older.
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Is It Really Asthma or Could It Be Something Else?

AAFA Community Services ·
If you are on a treatment plan for asthma but the treatment doesn’t seem to be working, you might not have asthma. Or you may need a different type of asthma medicine. If you’ve been misdiagnosed, you might be trying to treat a condition you don’t have – and at the same time possibly ignoring a condition you really have.
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Re: Ironman Cathy Victory Lap!

K8sMom2002 ·
That IS rockin' it! Great to have you on board!
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Re: Ironman Cathy Victory Lap!

Cathy P. Stephens ·
I am a life-long asthma sufferer. I have nearly lost my life more times that I can recall from this condition. And yet, I have found ways to maintain my illness through nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, which in turns allows me to exercise more, which in turn, improves my condition. I still have seasonal and infection (sinus) triggers that have a big impact and I get very ill occasionally. But when I am healthy, I take full advantage. On this day, June 26th, 2012, I completed an Ironman...
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Cathy P. Stephens ·
I am a life-long asthma sufferer. I have nearly lost my life more times that I can recall from this condition. And yet, I have found ways to maintain my illness through nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, which in turns allows me to exercise more, which in turn, improves my condition. I still have seasonal and infection (sinus) triggers that have a big impact and I get very ill occasionally. But when I am healthy, I take full advantage. On this day, June 26th, 2012, I completed an Ironman...
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Jen ·
That is awesome! What an inspiration. Welcome to AAFA's online communities. Stop by our asthma support forum to introduce yourself and get support from others who deal with asthma.
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Re: Ironman Cathy Victory Lap!

Allison ·
That is truly inspiring!
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Re: Ironman Cathy Victory Lap!

Kathy P ·
Wow! that is an amazing story! Thank you for sharing it!
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
I <3 the sign! That is fantastic!
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Re: Ironman Cathy Victory Lap!

K8sMom2002 ·
That is a powerful story ... very encouraging! I've just started a topic on daily exercise to encourage us to get out there -- and also to keep us accountable. I'd love to have someone with your dedication and passion for exercise along for the ride -- I surely could use an excuse buster!
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Re: Ironman Cathy Victory Lap!

Katie D ·
A truly inspiring story! The Ironman is a great accomplishment, and to do so as an asthma sufferer is just so amazing! It is so great to see all the crowd behind you, cheering you on and supporting your efforts. Way to go Cathy way to #TackleAsthma!
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Re: Ironman Cathy Victory Lap!

Cathy P. Stephens ·
Thank you! Here is a video of the finish. It's a few minutes long but it's pretty exciting. I missed the cutoff by 23 seconds, but it didn't matter. Watch all the way to the end and see what happens! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndY9xptZI9w
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Re: Ironman Cathy Victory Lap!

Cathy P. Stephens ·
Thank you! Here is a video of the finish. It's a few minutes long but it's pretty exciting. I missed the cutoff by 23 seconds, but it didn't matter. Watch all the way to the end and see what happens! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndY9xptZI9w
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Cathy P. Stephens ·
Thank you! Here is a video of the finish. It's a few minutes long but it's pretty exciting. I missed the cutoff by 23 seconds, but it didn't matter. Watch all the way to the end and see what happens! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndY9xptZI9w
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Well, now I'm blubbering all over my keyboard! You rock girl!
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Cathy P. Stephens ·
Awwwww, sorry! It's a fun cry though, isn't it? :-) Such amazing people out there in this world. We located the athlete who gave me his medal and he and I corresponded for quite some time. He even added a "guest blogger" entry on my blog. Can't believe it has been nearly four years. :-)
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Ooh, did I miss you telling us about your blog?
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Cathy P. Stephens ·
It's in the original picture post. The link is there at the end of my commentary. I haven't written on it in years but I do walk people through my journey (including details of my first lung collapse as a result of asthma) and how I maintain my asthma now. I'm a bit verbose. :-)
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Awesome - will have to go find it!
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Cathy P. Stephens ·
In case it's buried......the address is www.bringiton23.com :-)
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Aw, thanks!
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Sanaz Eftekhari ·
Love it Cathy!
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