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Asthma Week

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Asthma Overview

This portal provides information about asthma, its causes, diagnoses and treatment, and prevention strategies, with links to multi-media and tools that promote patient adherence.

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Allergy Overview

This portal provides information about allergies, their causes, diagnosis and treatment, and prevention strategies, with links to multi-media

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Asthma Capitals

There is no place free from asthma triggers, but which cities are more challenging places to live than others?  The Asthma Capitals identifies the 100 most challenging metro area places to live in the U.S. with asthma based on 13 factors.

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Allergy Capitals

There is no place safe from allergies in America, and some cities are more problematic than others are.  The Allergy Capitals identifies “the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies”.  AAFA reports these ranking in the spring and fall seasons each year based on scientific analysis of three factors for the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S.

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Asthma PACT

Is your asthma well controlled?  Find out by taking the Asthma PACT AAFA’s FREE! assessment tool that creates a personalized report and offers accurate and useful health information to improve your asthma control.

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Asthma and Allergy Friendly Products

The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program was created by top medical experts and AAFA to empower consumers to make an informed purchase decision when choosing allergen-avoidance products. The Certification Program independently tests and identifies consumer products that are more suitable for the 60+ million people in the United States living with asthma and related allergies.

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Find an Asthma or Allergy Educational Support Group

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Hot topics in Asthma and Allergy Policy

Join millions of people affected by asthma and allergies develop and implement public policies. Click here for more information.

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Visit our Action Center

Get up to the minute information on asthma and allergy related proposed laws and policies.

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Become An Advocate!

Join millions of people affected by asthma and allergies to develop and implement public policies to improve our quality of life.

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AAFA Clinical Trial Resource Center

You can be the difference in finding better treatments and cures for asthma and allergies by volunteering for a research clinical trial.  Click here for more information about research and current clinical trial opportunities.

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Food Allergies

Kids with Food Allergies is a respected patient organization with the largest online community for families raising children with food allergies.

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FREE! Downloadable children’s Asthma and Allergy Activity Book called Ally and Andy’s Awesome Asthma and Allergy Activities

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AAFA’s Spanish Website

Offers educational information and resources in Spanish.

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Videos/Podcasts

  1. Learn about the two main causes of asthma symptoms in this short video. Click here
  2. CNN reports on managing asthma featuring Dr. Sheryl Lucas.  Click here
  3. Help protect your family from indoor allergens!  See this interview with Beth Corn, MD of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and AAFA's Mike Tringale on The Morning Blend show.  Click here

Learn about how why dose counter matter in this short video with award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth: Click here

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ATS Breathing in America Book

The Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope compilationbriefly describes respiratory diseases and the progress that is being made in the quest to find their cures. Click here for chapter on Asthma.

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ATS Patient Information Series —Asthma

The ATS Patient Information Series is a public service of the American Thoracic Society and its journal the AJRCCM (www.atsjournals.org).
The information appearing in this series is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the medical advice of one’s personal health care provider.
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