Tagged With "ASTHMA Care Program"

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IRS Change Could Make Some Asthma Treatment More Affordable for People With High Deductible Insurance

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently made a change that could affect preventive asthma care. This change means some of your asthma medicines may become more affordable if you have a high deductible health plan (HDHP).
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Re: More Than Asthma: Financial Impact

Nancy W ·
I use Advair 250/50 to control my asthma. The cost of this inhaler, even the generic one is over a hundred dollars. By the time rent , recurring bills and food are paid for I’m lucky to afford 5 of my 7 medications let alone all 7! Prices are out of control! Pricing for drugs must be affordable. I have gone months without my asthma medication and it is very scary!
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Re: More Than Asthma: Financial Impact

Melissa G ·
Nancy, welcome to the AAFA forums! Have you looked into Medication Savings Programs? During your asthma appts, have you talked with your doctor about samples?
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Re: More Than Asthma: Financial Impact

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Nancy, I hear you on how expensive it can be to afford the meds you need to breathe. AAFA has a Patient Assistance Page listing several programs that may help you. Are you on a commercial or employee based insurance? Or are you on Medicare? Also, generic versions of Advair have been approved: GSK, Maker of ADVAIR DISKUS®, Announces Authorized Generic FDA Approves First Generic ADVAIR DISKUS® for Asthma Treatment Can you talk to your pharmacist to see if this generic might be available...
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Re: 2018 Asthma Capitals Report Identifies Nation’s “Asthma Belts”

Venkata Aspari ·
I am confused by these reports. I remember the previous report (cannot find a link to it) implying that Portland OR is one of the friendliest places for asthma. Now it lists it as one of the asthma capitals.
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Re: 2018 Asthma Capitals Report Identifies Nation’s “Asthma Belts”

Melanie Carver ·
Hi @Venkata Aspari , The full ranking of the top 100 uses a weighted formula created by AAFA that includes: estimated asthma prevalence, ER visits for asthma, and asthma mortality. Portland, Oregon, ranks overall as the #39th Asthma Capital. The reason why Portland ranked this high is because the Portland, Oregon metro area has a high estimated asthma prevalence per their county records. But in the other areas we analyzed, Portland was average or better than average. Please let us know if...
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More Than Asthma: Relationships

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More Than Asthma: Relationships
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Asthma Annual Roundup

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Asthma Annual Roundup
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World Asthma Day is May 7, 2019

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World Asthma Day is May 7, 2019
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Allergic Asthma

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Allergic Asthma
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Re: Mom Celebrates Her Son’s Life by Raising Asthma Awareness

Shea ·
I pray for the family and for all those suffering with allergies and asthma. It is difficult to live with every day. It is difficult to watch and care for someone living with it. I wish I could snap my fingers and cure us all. But, education and awareness does save lives and help. Planting (female, allergy-friendly trees) helps. And research helps. I am so sorry to the family of Austin and the community, you are in our prayers.
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AAFA Brings Perspective of Asthma, Allergy Patients to FDA

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What is it like to have food allergies, asthma, or nasal allergies? What do patients need and want from their treatments? How can we improve allergy care? The chief executive officer of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America spoke about these issues at a recent FDA advisory committee meeting. Dr. Cary Sennett spoke to the Allergenic Products Committee about the everyday challenges of life with food allergies, asthma and other allergies. Dr. Sennett attended the meeting to represent...
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Melissa G ·
Hi Kabir Malik! Welcome to the AAFA Forums! Sounds like you have been really struggling with your asthma symptoms . Do you have an asthma action plan? Here is a free online Asthma Care course . It goes over the basics of asthma, triggers, symptoms and how to manage your asthma. Please join us in the Asthma Support Forum. You will be able to connect with other members and see how they manage their asthma on a daily basis.
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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tackles Epidemic to Educate Public

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[Press Release] National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tackles Epidemic to Educate Public Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) Focuses on Prevention and Treatment LANDOVER, Md. May 2, 2017 - For over 30 years, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) proclaims the month of May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. In the U.S., asthma and allergic diseases such as pollen allergies or food allergies affect over 60 million people. AAFA will lead several...
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Spread Awareness About Asthma and Allergies in One Click

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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Join us as we raise awareness about asthma and allergies. More than 25 million people in the U.S. with asthma. Ten people die every day from asthma. But with the right education and treatment, the deaths are preventable. Together, we can educate others about the seriousness of asthma.
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The Impacts of Asthma Go Beyond Physical Health

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) conducted the My Life With Asthma survey to highlight the challenges people with asthma, especially severe asthma, face. We found that people with asthma have concerns beyond their physical health. Many deal with fear and worry.
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AAFA Issues Statement on FDA Approval of Primatene Mist for Mild Asthma

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People with asthma have more treatment choices than ever before, and the FDA recently announced approval for the readmittance of Primatene Mist – an over-the-counter (OTC) epinephrine inhaler. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) cautions patients to not stop their current asthma treatment nor start taking this OTC option without talking to their health care provider first.
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Re: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Deborah Bartlett ·
I am looking forward to learning more about asthma. I hope alot of new people will read about asthma and allergies. The more educated we become, the more we understand others' struggles. We never stop learning! I have severe persistent asthma, COPD, and some other health issues as well. These health issues don't stop me from doing what I need to do! I still take care of my home and do as much as I can to help others. Keep calm. Stay strong. Carry on! 💪❤☺
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

TNT ·
My husband is 50 yrs old and has asthma. It is well controlled with Advair and with a few flare ups from time to time that His rescue inhaler will take care of. He hasn’t required a breathing treatment in many yrs. We are scheduled to go on a cruise in May. I am concerned considering he has asthma and I know there is so much still to be learned about this virus. Neither of us have any other underlying health conditions and are healthy otherwise. He would still like to go but I am uncertain...
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AAFA, Med-IQ Introduce Managing Your Child’s Asthma: Ask the Experts

AAFA Community Services ·
Nearly 10% of children in the U.S. have asthma.¹ About 60% of these children had an asthma attack in the last year, one-half of whom needed emergency care.² Is your child one of them? How can you help get their asthma under control? AAFA is teaming up with Med-IQ, a company that provides continuing medical education to doctors. Together, we’re bringing families an audio-enhanced educational website called Managing Your Child’s Asthma: Ask the Experts . The website offers information about...
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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: Please Don't Stop Your Asthma Medicines – An Editorial From Dr. Mitchell Grayson on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SteveAltman ·
Hi, I'm curious about these statements about corticosteroids. I have a mild/intermittent case of asthma and sometimes I take Wixela ( Fluticasone and Salmeterol Inhalation Powder), though I'm not sure it does anything. My concern is the fact that "viral respiratory infections" are listed as a "common" side effect of using this medicine. I mentioned this to my health care provider when we were discussing the coronavirus and his response was "if you're worried about it, don't use it." So my...
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Lorene ·
Hi @JillianW , I understand your concern and frustration. There seems to be mixed messages around who should wear a mask. As a nurse aid, you are a healthcare provider and should follow the CDC guidelines for healthcare professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...-nCoV/hcp/index.html It is important to protect yourself and your family. Please take care of yourself! Lorene
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FDA Approves FASENRA® Pre-Filled Auto-Injector Pen for Self-Administration

AAFA Community Services ·
AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the self-administration of FASENRA® (benralizumab) in a pre-filled, single-use auto-injector (the FASENRA Pen™).
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Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Recommends the Use of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) Monitoring for Difficult-to-Treat and Severe Asthma Management

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Circassia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Circassia” or “the Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on respiratory disease, today announced that Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) monitoring is recommended in the latest Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guide, “Difficult-to-Treat & Severe Asthma in Adolescent and Adult Patients – Diagnosis and Management.”
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Congress Introduces Bill to Protect Students with Asthma

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Congress is taking steps to improve how schools across the country manage asthma. The federal bill is called the School-Based Asthma Management Programs Act (HR 4662). The bill encourages states to improve asthma care in schools. Schools that adopt improved asthma management programs and policies would have a better chance of receiving federal grant money for asthma programs. Representatives Phil Roe (R-TN) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) are the sponsors of the bill. The bill calls for: stocking...
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Finding Accurate Research Information

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Please watch this video and answer the following questions. Your responses are anonymous. By answering these questions, you are participating in asthma research! Access to information helps you be an active part of your medical care. But not everything you read is accurate. Learn some basics on how to find information you can trust. Watch video on YouTube Watch the next video in this series - Understanding Research Outcome Measures
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Study Shows Mepolizumab to Be a Safe and Effective Long-Term Treatment Option for Severe Asthma

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is sharing this press release from GlaxoSmithKline to bring you the latest research news quickly. [PRESS RELEASE] Nucala (mepolizumab) study reports long-term safety data, consistent exacerbation reduction and improved asthma control New study showed one third of patients had no exacerbations on long-term treatment with Nucala GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) today presented new data from the longest study of an anti-IL5 biologic treatment in severe...
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4 Things You Must Know About the Flu If You Have Asthma

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Flu season is here and already making headlines. During the 2017-2018 flu season, it is estimated that more than 80,000 people died from the flu or flu complications . More than 900,000 were hospitalized. These numbers are the highest we've seen in decades. Everyone needs to take steps to protect themselves for this flu season now before it peaks, especially people with asthma . As you prepare to deal with co-workers who come to work sick, kids who bring illnesses home from school or germy...
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New York City Bill Aims to Make Rental Homes Asthma-Friendly

AAFA Community Services ·
On June 13, 2017, the Coalition for Asthma-Free Homes gathered on the steps of New York’s City Hall to encourage legislators to pass the Asthma-Free Housing Act (Intro 385B) . Area residents, medical experts and environmental advocates joined them. Heidi Bayer, Chairman of the Board for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, was also there. This bill would help reduce indoor allergens in rented homes that can trigger asthma symptoms . Landlords would be required to inspect homes for...
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New Pediatric Asthma Yardstick Provides Health Care Professionals a Roadmap for Managing Asthma in Children

AAFA Community Services ·
Although about 10 percent of school-aged children in the United States have asthma, there are few comprehensive U.S. guidelines for treating pediatric asthma. The Pediatric Asthma Yardstick, a new guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), offers a user-friendly “operational document”. It helps health care professionals understand which controller treatments are right for which age groups and identifies when a step up is needed.
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AAFA Explains: Can Vitamin D Help My Asthma?

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With all the benefits vitamin D is thought to have, can it help your asthma? Here’s what you need to know.
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Lorene ·
Hi! It's great that your asthma is so well controlled that you don't need to take a daily controller/preventative medication. A preventer medicine will not keep you from getting COVID-19. I recommend you talk to your health care provider about your concerns. Let them know as soon as possible if you have any asthma or flu-like symptoms. It is important to identify and treat any virus as quickly as possible. Lorene
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Re: Improve Air Quality to Make Your Workplace Better for Employees With Asthma

5starbabez ·
I suffer from asthma and eczema both my dad had it but now he doesn't i do i try my best to stay away from grilling and smoke and perfumes and foods that i get allergies from like fish and wheat and oranges and more u should never take these easy u should always be a wear of what u eat and sleep and breathe so take care and i am only 14yrs old but take care
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FDA Approves Cinqair to Treat Severe Asthma

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FDA News Release FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma For Immediate Release March 23, 2016 Inquiries Media Andrea Fischer 301-796-0393 Consumers 888-INFO-FDA Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cinqair (reslizumab) for use with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of severe asthma in patients aged 18 years and older. Cinqair is approved for patients who have a history of severe asthma attacks (exacerbations) despite receiving their current...
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Omalizumab Could Help Children with Asthma Fight Colds

AAFA Community Services ·
New research shows omalizumab to be a promising treatment or prevention option for virus-induced asthma exacerbations, an important public health issue that affects every child with asthma.
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Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know

Lorene ·
Hi! thanks for sharing your tips on how your and husband stay healthy. Just a precaution, people should always check with their health care provider before starting any supplements or even vitamins to make sure they will not interfere with current medications. Eating a healthy diet and exercising are great strategies to staying healthy throughout the year. Again, talking to a health care provider to ensure diet and exercise are safe is recommended. Grape juice contains a lot of sugar, so...
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Re: Managing Asthma and Poor Air Quality in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the #14 Asthma Capital

K8sMom2002 ·
Thanks for being willing to share -- this is a great way to put a "face" to asthma and to show that you can still be active with asthma! Also, great tip about ALWAYS having inhalers handy!
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