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18 Senators Sign Gillibrand-Sheehan “Dear Colleague” Letter Supporting the National Asthma Control Program!

AAFA Community Services ·
Thanks to your efforts, 18 senators signed onto a “Dear Colleague” letter requesting support for a $30-million appropriation in fiscal year 2019 for the National Asthma Control Program (NACP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Act Now to Help Protect National Asthma Control Program

AAFA Community Services ·
Congress just cleared its final fiscal year 2018 spending bill. The bill included $29 million for the National Asthma Control Program (NACP). This program is run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This important action reverses the president's proposed cut of nearly $4 million to the program. And it actually gives a slight increase to the NACP above what the program got in the 2017 fiscal year.
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Are You Controlling Allergens in Your Bedroom?

AAFA Community Services ·
We spend approximately one-third of our time in the bedroom. Dust mites and mold – both of which are common indoor allergens – thrive in furniture, carpets and bedding. They love moisture! You can reduce these allergens by taking some simple steps, including regular cleaning and using CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products.
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Ask Your Senators to Approve Increased Funding for the National Asthma Control Program

AAFA Community Services ·
Happy 20th Birthday to the National Asthma Control Program (NACP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)! We are thrilled to see that our advocacy efforts are paying off. We applaud the House Appropriations Committee for approving the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2020 today to increase to program funding to $34 million. We hope the Senate will do the same.
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Study Shows a Difference Between the Effects of Controlled Burns vs. Wildfires

AAFA Community Services ·
Controlled burns are often used to help reduce and contain wildfires, but it turns out which burn is occurring can actually have an effect on your health, according to research presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).
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What You Need to Know About Insect Repellents If You Have Eczema and Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), not the FDA, regulates most insect repellents applied on the skin? Some insect repellents claim to be "natural." These may contain food-related ingredients, like soybean oil or lemon.
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Improper Inhaler Use Can Affect Asthma Control

AAFA Community Services ·
Inhaler mistakes are more common than you might think. Up to 92% of people with asthma use their device incorrectly. If your medicine isn’t reaching your lungs, your asthma might be harder to control.
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Is Your Severe Asthma Under Control?

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the airways are inflamed. For many people, asthma can be controlled with medicines and avoiding triggers. But severe asthma is not that simple. How do you know if you have severe asthma?
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Re: Are You Controlling Allergens in Your Bedroom?

StuffywithCare ·
If we keep our pillows covered with certified allergen-barrier covers, do they still need to be replaced every two years?
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Re: Are You Controlling Allergens in Your Bedroom?

K8sMom2002 ·
Marcia, that's a great question. I think that the replacement will help other things -- like the structural integrity of the pillow. After two years of sleeping on something like a pillow, it may not be offering you the best night's sleep.
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Re: Are You Controlling Allergens in Your Bedroom?

Deborah Bartlett ·
The bedroom should be kept allergen and asthma trigger free. It may be difficult, but it is important to try! When we are lying down, our breathing problems often worsen. That is why we should have a clean and safe bedroom. We do need to get a good night of rest!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

rusthawk ·
My eyes burn from the chemicals with new furniture or mattresses, or even fabric. I try to vacuum often, wash fabrics as soon as I bring them home, andkeep my home environment as clean as I can to reduce irritants in the air.
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Re: Xolair Approved for Children with Asthma Triggered by Allergens

JadesJourney ·
Jade just started her first round of Xolair Injections this past week. She's SO brave! But...I have to admit...It was a bittersweet moment; watching her sit there, calm, asking the nurse to count slowly for her, watching the needle, as she was given both injections. Outside of respectfully saying that it "kind of hurt, a lot", she didn't complain, or cry, or move, or refuse, or scream...she just sat still and watched! As a mom, this was a like a dream come true...at first. [{Sidebar} At this...
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Re: Act Now to Help Protect National Asthma Control Program

Stefanie Hanlon ·
Signed, so sad that we continue to fight for healthcare.
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Re: Eczema, Hand-Washing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Sirls ·
@Maku @Marcia Z Ball When I tell you what helped me so much you’re gonna kick yourself. So last week I noticed I had the skin peeling in between my fingers, on top of my hands, on the underside of my hand (my open palm) on the tips of my fingers ... just everywhere! I will attach a pic. It doesn’t look terrible bc I caught it at the beginning bc I can’t take it. I noticed tht when I wash my hands or used hand sanitizer they would burn from the small cuts. I went out and bought Lubriderm. $5...
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

Tyler Corella ·
I’ve suffered from eczema, along with asthma for my entire life due to extreme prematurity. I’ve always found it to be quite a nuisance, but especially more so once I entered HighSchool. I mainly suffer with eczema on my arms and legs. It took going through so many different medications to find what didn’t burn my skin, or make it itch a thousand times worse, and as a young kid, that impulse control was non-existent to the point where my arms would be cracked with blood. Luckily, it’s gotten...
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Advocacy Update: Funding for Asthma Programs and Food Allergy Research, Protections for Students, and Action on Sesame Allergy

AAFA Community Services ·
Great Strides in July 2020 for People With Asthma and Allergies AAFA has made great strides this month in advocating for policies that protect people with asthma and allergies. The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468) and the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act (H.R. 2117) . These have been top priority issues for our organization and we're excited for this progress! UPDATE...
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Hurricanes: Weathering the Storm If You Have Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
We are currently in the peak of hurricane season, which goes from June 1 to Nov. 31. While preparing for a possible storm, people with asthma need to take extra precautions to reduce chances of an asthma episode or attack.
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