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Asthma

Asthma

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:

3 Asthma & Allergy Triggers To Avoid During Seasonal Changes

While many of us look forward to enjoying the warmer months, those with seasonal allergies dread the endless sneezing, itchy noses, watery eyes, and asthma flare-ups that arrive unwanted this time of year.

Although seasonal changes can be dreaded by those living with allergies or asthma, there are ways to still enjoy the outdoors this spring and summer while avoiding severe allergy and asthma fare-ups.

Tips to Help Prevent Seasonal Allergies from Keeping You Down