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Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act Would Expand Efforts to Improve Care for People With Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-16), Fred Upton (R-MI-06), Pete King (R-NY-02) and TJ Cox (D-CA-21), all members of the House Asthma and Allergy Caucus, have introduced legislation to honor Elijah E. Cummings’ long-time advocacy for those living with asthma. The Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act would expand federal, state, and local efforts to improve care for individuals with asthma.
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School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act Introduced to House

AAFA Community Services ·
[Press Release] Roe, Hoyer Introduce School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act Washington, May 2, 2017 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) introduced H.R. 2285, the School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, legislation that encourages states to help ensure students with reversible lower airway disorders, such as asthma, have assistance at school with managing their chronic disease and can...
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Successes and Setbacks for Kathy P as She Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
The past month has been filled with many personal breakthroughs and self-revelations. At times, I’ve made great progress and other times, asthma has stopped me in my tracks.
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Texas Schools Suspend Students After Saving Classmates from Asthma Attacks

AAFA Community Services ·
Usually, we reward Good Samaritans coming to the aid of another human being who is sick - not punish them.
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Understanding Asthma Research: Working With Your Health Care Providers

AAFA Community Services ·
When you have asthma, you may have different health care providers who help you manage your asthma. These may include a primary care doctor, specialists and other experts who oversee parts of your treatment plan. Since proper asthma management is key, you need to understand each one’s focus and the role they play in your care. This is the first step toward building a partnership with your health care team for the best quality of life possible.
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Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay with Spring Cleaning Tips

AAFA Community Services ·
By Danielle Hegedus The thought of spring cleaning is sometimes met with mixed responses. Some people dread it. Others find the intensive cleaning cathartic. However, spring cleaning is especially important if you or anyone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies. Cleaning can cut the amount of allergens in the air and the potential for dangerous flare-ups. But dust and fumes kicked up during spring cleaning may irritate your asthma and allergies. This makes it essential to take...
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Mother and Son Manage Asthma Together in Kentucky

AAFA Community Services ·
Jessica Barber Brown and her son Isaac, age 11, live about 45 minutes outside of Louisville, Kentucky (overall #7 on Asthma Capitals), in Lawrenceburg. Both Jessica and Isaac have asthma and allergies.
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Re: AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?

Maxmakc ·
Sadly, my daughter's allergist is not at all interested in learning about Salt Room Therapy. We discovered it through a friend and researched it carefully. It has trasformed a severly asthmatic child on lots of meds to a very mild case needing very little medication (who even runs cross-country now). I understand a doctor's hesitation to learn something new, but to scare people away from it is just plain bad doctoring...
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Re: AAFA Explains: Is Salt Therapy Safe and Effective for Asthma?

Mark16093 ·
A sign of the times? ... I don't know if anyone else has observed any kind of trend locally, but I recently learned that my pulmonologist had closed his practice. I was visiting my regular doctor (whose office is on the same floor of the same building as my pulmo doc) and there was a letter taped to the glass door - the practice was closed with no forwarding address. When I asked my regular doctor what happened, he said that with the modern medications available for asthma, COPD, etc.,...
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

AshleyAnn ·
My sincere apologizes @K8sMom2002 for the delay in getting back to you! Oh, they have been on big adventures this summer. We flew across the country to visit their great grandparents and grandparents! (It was our first time in 3 years that we were able to make a trip back to our "hometown" in Michigan). We then drove to Canada to get him and big brother some safe snacks! Went orange picking, bike rides, walks, and at home learning lessons.
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

Jen ·
How did the flight go? And yay for safe snacks!
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

AshleyAnn ·
They went well - Wahoo! Flights are so nerve wracking. We have only flown Southwest and since we have had good experiences, it has become our preferred airline. The first flight, there were a handful of people pre-boarding with us because they had peanut allergies too. Our second flight, the pilot told me that our previous flight also had a peanut allergy passenger so they did not serve peanuts on the flight before us. Southwest did not serve peanuts and since we were able to pre-board, I...
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

K8sMom2002 ·
Oh, that's terrific news, AshleyAnn! Yay for a busy, fun summer and yay for safe snacks and flights!
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Re: Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

GigiGibson ·
Oh kathy this is great! In response.... ...whether you finish or not the training is worth it! Most important is that you have the courage to start! Do it for all of us, some of us aren't at that level and it is inspiring to watch and cheer our friends on. We ride with you my friend. Prayers and best wishes for great weather, staying above the allergens, building up your lungs and body and freedom from any incidents to slow you down. gigi
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

K8sMom2002 ·
@AshleyAnn , where all have your little guy and his pig been off to this summer? Have they had any adventures? Hope so!
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Re: Texas Schools Suspend Students After Saving Classmates from Asthma Attacks

Andrea Roberts ·
I think that these kids who were suspended knew what they were doing better than the school officials. They were administering inhalers, not injecting epinephrine. I think a sit down conference with the students involved,their parents, the medical staff at the school and the school administration to review the situation is what should have occurred. I do not advocate sharing medications at all; I am a pharmacist and am well aware of the problems with that. However, before we knew my daughter...
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

MonicaW6 ·
@Megan Roberts , YOU are simply amazing. I am so glad to have you as a colleague and friend. Your strength and drive inspires everyone around you. Thanks for sharing your awesome story!
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

Kathy P ·
Good job carrying your meds! And what a cutie pie! Welcome to posting! Introduce yourself and tell us a little about how asthma affects your life and your child's .
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

AshleyAnn ·
Thank you, @Kathy P His older brother who also has asthma & allergies and tends to have more problems keeping it controlled. He has always carried his meds so this is all he knows. It is always so precious seeing them be so attentive to one another.
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Re: The adventures of a boy and his pig

K8sMom2002 ·
Oh, my goodness! What a cutie! I love the grin, and I love the pig!
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Re: Preparing for Natural Disasters When You Have Asthma

Darlene N ·
Hi all - Thanks for the compliments. I have not had to evacuate, thank goodness! I have a friend in Florida who had to evacuate recently. As soon as she knew a potential evacuation was coming found a hotel in a safe area that would accept her animals and always has emergency kits packed for her, her mom and her animals. I find that more and more emergency shelters are accepting pets, at least in the Northeast. Many states have disaster response teams specifically devoted to animals who...
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are 5 Facts You Should Know

MarianJacinto ·
As my experience, Foderma eczema serum truly had helped with my eczema flare-up. I also decided to enroll in the auto shop as well. Still not able to find in my local stores. I would definitely recommend Foderma to a friend or family member.
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Learn With AAFA Alaska at 11th Annual Asthma & Allergy Conference

AAFA Community Services ·
Are you a school nurse or a doctor? Make plans to attend the 11th annual asthma and allergy conference of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Alaska Chapter (AAFA-AK) . AAFA-AK is holding Wheezin', Sneezin' & Itchin' in Alaska at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK, September 9-10, 2016. For details or to register, see: http://conference.aafaalaska.com/ . Presenters will discuss the latest in research and best practices in asthma, allergy, and immunology. Session topics...
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Protect Yourself From Respiratory Infections Through Contact-Free Shopping

AAFA Community Services ·
COVID-19 and the flu – respiratory infections that can trigger asthma symptoms – spread easily from person to person. Shopping in crowded stores can increase the spread of respiratory 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...
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Re: AAFA Advocacy Recap and What’s Next in 2021

lori1022 ·
Thank you for this summary. Such important initiatives to Champion! Pets/ESA/manipulative use of animal in public use business spaces by the public and animal owners in AIRLINERS (especially closed spaces) and event store/shop/retail/restaurant space businesses. Has been long, long, overdue. This has been extremely harmful for the disability population as we have seen. An application of service animal needed to be made OR ENFORCED. By large business associations and large companies, only way...
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Re: AAFA Advocacy Recap and What’s Next in 2021

MG ·
We agree with you, lori 1022. The problem spans all aspects of life: education, housing, work, transportation, medical care, recreation and basic activities of daily living. We need laws to protect people who are allergic and/or anxious, as there is direct discrimination even in the laws that are written. People are taking their dogs everywhere, because first the legal system allowed them to, and then it became socially acceptable. The media has become an enormous partner in the problem,...
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

AG ·
He is 4.5. He has had bronchiolitis multiple times. He has never been hospitalized but each bout seems to get a little worse. It also seems to take him longer to recover. Often when I’ve taken him in to the doctor, although he has a lot of mucus, there’s no wheezing. I was rushed to the hospital multiple times as a child with blue lips. This is one of my biggest fears with him. Thankfully we have never experienced this. I’ve been on prednisone many times in the past with respiratory...
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Ronl ·
I wouldn’t worry too much he may be at risk but if he has not been hospitalized for it before it may not make thing much worse then if he had no history. I would invest in a pulse oximeter though, they are surprisingly inexpensive. They can make sure he is getting enough oxygen and cut down on unnecessary visits to the doctor.
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

savail ·
Miss Melissa, no, I have not unless it was when I was a young child. I know I was diagnosed with sinus problems around threeish and that on more than one occasion, they told my mother I would always have breathing problems without some kind of surgery. I was 'prescribed' a variety of different generic OTC allergy/sinus meds from childhood all the way through high school. I didn't have issues with activity or sports at the time, and according to doctors had adjusted well, so really, the only...
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Brendan ·
Hi Karim, I have cold induced, which can also be induced by a sharp change in temperature by 35 degrees in less than 24 hours,and I don't think ive gotten more than a 200 on my flow. I also haven't had to use my nebulizer in just over a year and spent most of my morning winters in the ER. My mothers friend is one of the head nurses for the covid situation here in New Jersey, I explained how I felt weeks ago to her the other day, she confirmed that I may have in fact had it. I did not however...
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Re: DANGER! Don’t Nebulize Hydrogen Peroxide and Breathe It to Try to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

ragweed ·
When the covid first hit last year, an old friend told me she nebulizes H2O2 whenever she's exposed to crowds. She is anti-mask & anti-vax. I researched it a bit and found Dr Mercola (a popular internet alt-med "doctor" who markets all kinds of alt-med products and disperses covid disinformation) was advocating this. He's probably selling nebulizers / "food grade" H2O2. An immediate RED flag. I will say my dentist has me gargle with diluted H2O2 before checking my teeth and gums, so it...
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