Tagged With "Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America"

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Asthma Inhaler Dose Counters Reduce Visits to Emergency Room

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ACAAI Annual Meeting November 2013 — Inhaler Dose Counters Reduce Visits to EDA study shows asthma inhalers that contain dose counters reduce trips to the hospital (for asthma) by 49%; with an even more dramatic affect on those with...
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AAFA Releases 2018 Asthma Capitals Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Asthma Capitals™ report. This report ranks the top 100 cities in the U.S. where it’s challenging to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. More than 25 million people Americans have asthma. And where you live can make it harder to manage. This report highlights the factors in cities across the country that can impact asthma rates.
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AAFA Releases 2019 Asthma Capitals™ Report Ranking the Top 100 Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma

KFA News Team ·
On May 7, 2019, World Asthma Day, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its 2019 Asthma Capitals Report™. This report ranks the top 100 most challenging places in America to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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Free Webinar: Back to School with Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
About This Event RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device Now is the time to prepare and plan for the next school year! Learn how...
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Free Webinar: Pioneering Medical Perspectives on Childhood Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pioneering Medical Perspectives on Childhood Asthma Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the American Thoracic Society for a Webinar on October 8. 2014   Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: ...
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Asthma and Poverty in Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma is a disease that disproportionately affects those in poverty, especially children. Link to original story The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is very focused on raising awareness of how poverty and environmental triggers...
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#Asthma2015 Twitter Chat

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2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There’s More to Asthma than Meets the Air (May 8, 2013) Nearly 25 million people right here in the U.S. are living with asthma, a chronic disease of the airways in the lungs. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are...
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Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CITIES THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY New list of 100 most challenging places to live with asthma highlights the burden nationwide, and it's not just about air quality WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- World Asthma Day comes in May when everyone...
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Appoints Kenneth Mendez as CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has appointed Kenneth Mendez as its president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, 2018. Mendez has built his career in senior leadership by successfully growing the reach of numerous non-profit organizations, a track record he now brings to AAFA in support of its mission to improve the health and quality of life for more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies.
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Exposure to Certain Air Pollution Linked to IgE and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Exposure to Certain Airborne Chemicals Linked to Immune System Effects and Asthma Diagnosis in Children SAN ANTONIO, TX – Outside air pollutants are a known trigger of asthma, the most common chronic disease in children according to the World...
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Re: Free Webinar: Back to School with Food Allergies and Asthma

Lynda ·
This webinar is tomorrow - be sure to sign up so you don't miss it! RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern time WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device Now is the time to prepare and plan for the next school year! Learn how to make your child's year run smoothly by attending this free webinar. Presenters David Stukus, MD and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc are Co-Chairs of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. They are also frequent guest speakers on...
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Bill Introduced to Encourage Schools to Stock Quick-Relief Asthma Medicines

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, H.R. 2285, was filed on May 2, 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill would require states to also have laws that allow schools to keep asthma quick-relief medicines on hand. Learn more about this bill and how to get involved.
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Re: 2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

Abigail's Mommy ·
I'm honored to live in such a distinguished area. I'm glad they gave a shout-out to KFA.
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Join Us for #Asthma2015 Twitter Chat May 5 at 1 PM

Kids With Food Allergies ·
World Asthma Day is Tuesday, May 5.Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (AAAAI) for Taking Control of Asthma.This is your chance to chat with asthma experts, allergists and immunologists in the U.S. on Twitter! Dr. Dave Stukus, chair of the Medical Advisory Board of Kids With Food Allergies (a division of AAFA), and Dr. Thanai Pongdee, from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville,...
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Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A few years ago, Delaware passed a law requiring schools to keep epinephrine auto-injectors available. Amanda Debus, winner of the 2016 Miss Delaware pageant, was part of the driving force that helped get that law passed. Why was this stock epinephrine law for schools so important to Amanda? For the same reason that she has made allergy awareness her personal platform as Miss Delaware. Amanda knows firsthand that a severe allergic reaction to food can happen at any time - even if you have...
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Re: Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

Abigail's Mommy ·
Miss America has an America's Choice vote, and you can vote every day for Miss Delaware. If she wins, she can help shine the spotlight on food allergy awareness. It's very easy to vote. All you have to do is click on the link, select Miss Delaware and vote. No registration is required, and you can vote every day. America's Choice 2017
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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tackles Epidemic to Educate Public

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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.
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New Bill Would Protect Students With Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is asking Congress to support the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468). If passed, this bill would put important protections in place for children with allergies and asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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Moms and Kids Host Play-In to Bring Attention to Need for Climate Action

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On July 11, 2018, moms and their children will host the fifth annual Play-In for Climate Action. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will join Moms Clean Air Force on the U.S. Capital Grounds in Washington, D.C., to support action against climate change. The family-friendly event will have kids’ activities, music and speakers. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Co-Sponsored Report Provides Recommendations for Food Allergy Research, Treatment, and Policy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
[Press Release] PR Contact: Adam Bailine, Vice President, Marketing & Communications (202) 466-7643, ext. 254 abailine@aafa.org AAFA Co-Sponsored Report Provides Recommendations for Food Allergy Research, Treatment, and Policy With support from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine releases a monumental report that makes recommendations to increase our understanding of and approaches to food allergies November...
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Facebook Chat: School Accommodations for Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Kids With Food Allergies for a back-to-school Facebook chat. Attorney, author and food allergy advocate Laurel Francoeur, Esq., will answer your questions on how to send your child with asthma and food allergies back to school with the right accommodations to keep them safe.
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Join Us in Thanking Lynda Mitchell for Her Service to People With Asthma and Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Today, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) honors Lynda Mitchell’s dedication and service to people with asthma and allergies. Her last day as Chief Operating Officer of AAFA will be on the first of August. Lynda will be pursuing other opportunities. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. “Lynda Mitchell’s groundbreaking formation of KFA in 1998 created a new benchmark in the patient-centered care movement. Her deep dedication and continuing commitment to...
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Watch the Asthma and Allergy Foundation on Lifetime Television™ in May

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many families with food allergies also struggle with asthma and environmental allergies. This month, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the parent organization of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), is pleased to bring you information...
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Study Finds Asthma Linked to How Poor You Are, Not Where You Live

Kids With Food Allergies ·
It's been long believed that cities with a lot of low-income people have the highest rates of asthma. City living, or the environment, has been implicated in many studies.   A study published in the January 20, 2015 online edition of the Journal...
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Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Only 16 percent of epinephrine users and 7 percent of inhaler users got it right ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 18, 2014) - Millions of Americans with severe allergies and asthma are prescribed medical devices to help relieve symptoms and...
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ACAAI Says Children with Asthma Do Not Need to Be Routinely Tested for Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology​ disagrees with study findings that are circulating on the news and social media regarding asthma and peanut allergy. The ACAAI says children with asthma do not need to be routinely tested for...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Conditions that coexist with food allergy  - Asthma:  Asthma and food allergy often coexist in children and adults. Food allergy is associated with severe asthma.  Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
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DATELINE NBC: Children in Poverty More Likely to Die from Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Link to full video Dateline NBC investigates the disparity in asthma diagnosis and treatment for children in poverty. Their investigation revealed shocking reasons why these kids are more at risk: landlord neglect in building maintenance.
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Re: Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA hosted a webinar on epinephrine with two physician expert speakers. It includes information about epinephrine auto-injectors (available in the US), how epinephrine treats anaphylaxis, how to use your auto-injector, and other key facts about the drug. Additionally, they answered questions from the audience concerning temperature, antihistamines, accidental injections and more. You can watch the video below: Link to mobile-optimized video
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Re: Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

chocoholic02 ·
thanks, I learned a lot from the blog.
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Re: Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

Kathy P ·
Glad it was helpful! Welcome to KFA!
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy and Asthma

nlar4 ·
That is for sure. I know because I have bad asthma! I didn't realize it was related to food allergies, though. Very interesting!
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Re: Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

kandicejo ·
It appears to be requiring a FB login to vote
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Re: A Promising Life Cut Short

K8sMom2002 ·
Thank you, Steven and Jody, for sharing your story and wanting to educate others. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
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A Promising Life Cut Short

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Cameron Jean-Pierre passed away on January 1, 2019, at 11 years old when he inhaled airborne proteins of cooking fish. His parents, Steven and Jody, had no idea that just inhaling the protein could cause this tragedy.
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Re: A Promising Life Cut Short

caputtputt ·
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Steven & Jody! You will remain in my prayers. 🙏🏼 I can’t even begin to imagine..... With tears in my eyes from your story above, I think of our youngrst son who has both food allergies & asthma. Stay strong! And please continue to spread your experience with the world, so we can educate more people on the dangers of asthma & food allergies! Much love to you both ❤️
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Re: A Promising Life Cut Short

michabu ·
Thank you Steven & Jody. My heart goes out to you for your loss. There are no words. I wish you the best, and hope you find comfort in helping others by telling your story. It is such a tragedy. Cameron looked like a very sweet and promising young man. Heartfelt wishes for solace.
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wg ·
I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. Thank you for sharing your story. Wendy
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New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health “Honor Roll” as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws WASHINGTON, DC – PRNewswire-USNewswire –...
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AAFA Releases List of States That Shine in Allergy, Asthma Management for Schools

KFA News Team ·
All children learn best in a safe, healthy school setting. It is even more important for children with conditions like asthma and food allergies.   Asthma is a leading cause of missed time from school. And students at risk for severe allergic...
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AAFA Supports Research to Address Uncontrolled Asthma in African Americans and Latinos

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thank you to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) for supporting a three year, $3.6 million contract to the Seattle-King County Public Health Department in Seattle, Washington recently awarded by the Patient Centered Outcomes...
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How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Take and share our " How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You? " quiz! It is a quick way to find out how much you know about food allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma and other allergic diseases. You'll be entered to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card and earn bonus...
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