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What is an Asthma Action Plan, and why do I need it?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 10 million men, women and children in the United States experience an asthma attack each year. More than 1.6 million people have an attack so severe that they end up in a hospital for emergency care. On average, 10 Americans die each day from asthma.

The statistics are staggering. Staggering, because most asthma attacks – and deaths - are preventable.

Back to School: Creating a Healthy Environment for Students and Staff with Asthma & Allergies.

The first day of school is full of excitement for students, parents, and educators alike. In an average year, it may also bring some anxiety…but as we know, this year is far from average. The beginning of this school year is unlike any other.  Navigating back-to-school challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic is especially complicated for those who have severe allergies and asthma and are returning to in-person learning environments.

Make a Pact to A.C.T. for Asthma and Allergies

MedicAlert Foundation and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) have teamed up to raise awareness of asthma and anaphylaxis.

Our first commitment is to make a Pact to A.C.T - a proactive approach to help you manage your asthma or allergies.  

How do you Make a Pact to A.C.T.?  Just follow these three easy steps:

Asthma and Allergy: Protecting Yourself During COVID-19

It’s allergy season again, and this year some experts are predicting the worst seasonal allergy conditions in years. To add more stress, the coronavirus pandemic is upon us – and sometimes it’s hard to know if your symptoms are allergies, asthma, or COVID-19.