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Our friends at @NeedyMeds are hosting a webinar tomorrow, February 25th at 1:30pm ET all about prescription assistance programs. Learn what prescription assistance programs are, how they work, how to find them on the NeedyMeds website and - most importantly - how they can help you! Register: https://www.needymeds.org/webinar
Are you looking for answers to your COVID-19 vaccine questions? Well look no further because we have you covered!

As a trusted organization, we want the public to turn to us for reliable, medically reviewed information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. We developed a webpage called COVID-19 Vaccine Resources that is dedicated to providing trustworthy and relevant information about vaccines. This page has numerous vaccine posts, recorded webinars, and even a shared decision making tool for the COVID vaccine. If you are looking for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/health-a-z/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-resources/
For most of the United States, the cold weather is still here! ❄️ This means adding coats, hats, and gloves to your wardrobe but don't also add asthma attacks too! Cold air can be a common asthma trigger especially with the dryness in the air. To keep cold air from causing an asthma flare:

• Keep your mouth and nose covered with a scarf to warm the air before you breathe it in.
• Use a short-acting albuterol inhaler at the first sign of symptoms to keep asthma from worsening.
• Stay inside as often as you can. Breathing warmer air will help open up your airways. Just make sure you’re inside a place with no indoor allergens and irritants.
• If you experience symptoms frequently in cold weather, talk with your doctor about a long-term treatment plan.

Remember to consult with your doctor about your Asthma Action Plan to manage your asthma in colder weather. To learn more visit: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/news/cold-air-asthma-in-winter/
​​Heading to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting in Phoenix? Stop by Booth #228 February 25-28, 2022 to learn more about our patient-friendly medically accurate information, resources and more.
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Introducing Javier Evelyn! Mr. Evelyn is the CEO and founder of @alerje . Alerje helps food allergy patients and families, just like himself, take control of their allergies through technology. He is also the founding team member of MedTech Color, an organization aimed to advance the representation of persons of color in the medical device industry.

Want to learn more about Javier, Alerje, and other impactful individuals? Please visit - https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/news/honoring-black-americans-in-asthma-allergies-and-covid-19/
Happy TWOsday! A friendly reminder that you should always carry 2 epinephrine auto-injectors with you on 2/22/22 -- and every day! This is in case you have a 2nd reaction (known as a biphasic reaction) before emergency medical care is given.

To learn more about anaphylaxis and epinephrine, visit: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/anaphylaxis/
Did you know that over 25% of students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 schools have a chronic health condition, including asthma and allergies? These students are at risk for having a life-threatening emergency for which school staff must be prepared to intervene. Join Susan Hoffmann and Sally Schoessler to discuss the benefits of utilizing the School Nurse Chronic Health Assessment Tool (SN CHAT).

This free virtual webinar is Thursday, February 24th at 3pm ET. Don’t miss out! Register - https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/webinars-updates/caring-for-students-sn-chat/
Do you, your child or someone you love have an allergy to peanuts? What if there was a treatment option that could build up your tolerance to peanuts? Well, there is - Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy! Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy is considered a treatment, not a cure, for peanut allergy. 🥜

Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy desensitizes the body to the allergen. The treatment starts with a tiny amount of peanut protein, and then gradually increases to larger amounts. This treatment is done to help minimize the occurrence and severity of allergic reactions.

Talk to your doctor or allergist about Oral Immunotherapy as you consider if this is a good step to take for yourself or your child. To learn more about the types of Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy, the Pros and Cons, and more, visit: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/health-a-z/immunotherapy/peanut-allergy-treatment/
Did you know that even President’s experience asthma and allergies? In fact, Calvin Coolidge, the nation's 13th president, had severe #asthma since he was a child!

Happy President’s Day to all of our nation’s presidents!

“If your actions inspire you to dream more, learn more and become more, you are a leader”. - John Quincy Adams (6th President of the United States)
Are you thinking about buying an air purifier but are looking for some helpful tips? Spokesperson for Allergy & Asthma Network, Purvi Parikh, MD gives her advice in an article for Cosmopolitan. Dr. Parikh explains that it is best go with the "gold-standard" for filtering out air particles which are purifiers with HEPA air filters. She also gives some additional tips on how to help improve your indoor air quality. Read more: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/g39027478/best-air-purifier/
Have you heard of Allergy & Asthma Network’s TrustedMessengers.org website? It’s part of the Not One More Life Trusted Messengers program to spotlight ongoing health inequities. The program was created to partner with local churches and offer free COVID-19 testing and vaccines, lung health screenings and patient education in vulnerable communities. Learn about COVID-19 and asthma disparities, and find out where Trusted Messengers are headed next. https://trustedmessengers.org/

#BlackHistoryMonth
Today is National Caregivers Day – a perfect time to say ‘Thank You’ to the caregiver in your life from healthcare professionals who work as caregivers, family members with caregiver roles, and so many others. Your compassion and dedication to helping those in need shines through every day. You inspire us to make the world a more caring place! Take a moment and thank a HERO today and don’t forget to tag us (@AllergyAsthmaHQ) to let us know who your hero is!

#NationalCaregiversDay

Our mission is to end needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions v Outreach

Allergy & Asthma Network is a multidisciplinary network of patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and community stakeholders all dedicated to ending needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions.

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05/19/2022

Allergy & Asthma Network is excited to announce our new Food Allergy Coach Program for Licensed Mental Health Professionals! This is a 11-module, on-demand home study course that will earn up to 9 hours of continuing education credit through NBCC. You will even be able to apply for a certification as a Food Allergy Coach after completion!

Help 6+ million kids living with food allergies by completing this course at your own pace to help you -
- Understand the food allergy experience
- Increase empathy for people with food allergies, their caregivers, and their families
- Recognize and meet mental health and behavioral health food allergy needs

Interested? Visit us to learn all the details of this innovative and novel course -
https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/healthcare-professionals/food-allergy-coach-certification/

05/19/2022

Today, we're proud to play a role in helping launch the Digital Health for Equitable Health () Alliance. This is a milestone for the future of for underserved communities to help create a more accessible and inclusive society. Learn more here: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/partners-across-health-care-academia-and-patient-advocacy-launch-the-digital-health-for-equitable-health-alliance-a-unique-coalition-to-address-disparities-in-access-to-healthcare-using-digital-health-technology-301551286.html?tc=eml_cleartime

05/19/2022

For people living with , it's more than just a skin condition. Help the voices of those with living with chronic urticaria around the world be heard by taking part in the Urticaria Voices global survey: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/news/chronic-urticaria-voices-research/

05/18/2022

Do you ever feel like your asthma symptoms are worsening? It is important to stop and ask yourself, “Am I having an asthma attack?” These 3 common warning signs may help you determine if you having an asthma attack -

• Your throat becomes itchy
• Breathing gets harder
• You may develop tightness or pain in your chest

These 3 signs along with coughing and wheezing are all signs that point to having an asthma attack.

If you are having an asthma attack - treatment can include asthma medicines, including quick- relief albuterol inhalers, and utilizing your Asthma Action Plan. If you are unsure what to do or are in an emergency, seek immediate medical attention or dial 9-1-1. 🫁

Learn all there is to know about asthma attacks to stay healthy and safe- https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/what-is-asthma/asthma-attack/

05/18/2022

We’re excited to collaborate with @lungusa, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Merck to support The Cough Chronicles, an educational resource for those with chronic cough.
https://thecoughchronicles.com/

05/17/2022

Summer is approaching and with summer comes swimming in pools. But what if you live with eczema? Is it safe to swim in chlorinated pools during the summer? The answer is yes! Dr. Kelly Maples, a board-certified allergist and immunologist, explains why it is safe and other tips for this summer in a new Ask the Allergist video. ☀️🏊‍♀️

05/17/2022

Allergy & Asthma Network is excited to be spotlighted on a new Verywell microsite called, “Health Divide: Asthma in People of Color”. Allergy & Asthma Network is a featured resource on the site that highlights how Black, Hispanics/Latino, and Indigenous people are disproportionately affected regarding their asthma.

In order to help understand why asthma affects people of color more than White people, the microsite takes a closer look at:

- Asthma risk factors
- Barriers to receiving an asthma diagnosis
- Issues with asthma treatment
- The cost of asthma

Also featured on this microsite are personal stories about being a person of color and living with asthma. Learn more about the health disparities and read three inspiring personal stories - https://www.verywellhealth.com/health-divide-asthma-5270308

05/16/2022

Make sure to check out our “Respiratory Tools” poster during ! This poster is the perfect tool for both patients and medical professionals. It provides information and education on tools to help patients manage asthma: nebulizers, valved holding chambers and spacers, spirometry, peak flow meter, Asthma Action Plans, and more. 🫁

Visit our online store and get a copy for yourself, your office, your home, or even for the school! https://members.allergyasthmanetwork.org/store/viewproduct.aspx?id=15766347

05/16/2022

How has COVID-19 affected our communities and schools? Come join Allergy & Asthma Network President and CEO, Tonya Winders, discuss with Purvi Parikh, MD, a board-certified allergist and immunologist, about the incidence, distribution, and possible control of COVID-19. They will discuss community issues, nationwide transmission and important ongoing prevention strategies.

When? Thursday, May 19th at 4pm ET
Register here: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/webinars-updates/covid-19-epidemiological-view/

05/15/2022

Today marks the beginning of National Eosinophil Awareness Week. We are joining with American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) to raise awareness and show support for those living with eosinophil-associated diseases, such as, eosinophilic asthma.

What is eosinophilic asthma?

Eosinophilic asthma is a subtype of asthma. It can be a life-changing diagnosis and some feel overwhelmed learning how to manage this difficult-to-control condition. Visit eosasthma.org for our online toolkit complete with:

• Diagnosis and treatment info, tips, and FAQs
• Educational videos
• Questions to ask your doctor
• Asthma Action Plan templates

05/13/2022

Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) happens when people with pollen allergies to trees, grasses or weeds develop mild allergy symptoms around the mouth after eating raw fruits or vegetables. How common is OAS? Well, the answer is somewhat unclear because the condition is often undiagnosed but we do know that as many as 1 out of every 3 people with seasonal allergies may experience oral allergy syndrome.

Symptoms may get worse during pollen season. This happens because some fruits and vegetables are botanically related to what is pollinating. This time of year, for example, grass will begin pollinating. If you have a grass pollen allergy, you may get some oral symptoms to botanically foods like kiwi or melon. Use this graphic for a quick reminder of what fruits and vegetables are botanically related to what is pollinating.

Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and prevention efforts for oral allergy syndrome - https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/health-a-z/oral-allergy-syndrome/

05/13/2022

As comes to an end, we want to make sure that you understand how to know if an allergic reaction is life-threatening. Dr. Douglas Jones, MD joins us in our Ask-The-Allergist series with tips on how to recognize a life-threatening reaction.

05/12/2022

During it is important to highlight epinephrine, a life-saving medication used to treat anaphylaxis. Epinephrine can be given using an auto-injector or injection into the muscle in the outer thigh. Use our new “What is Epinephrine” infographic for a quick understanding of what epinephrine does, the side effects, and more helpful tips in case epinephrine is needed if a food allergy causes anaphylaxis. You can also learn more about epinephrine and anaphylaxis at our website - https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/anaphylaxis/

05/12/2022

Our colleagues at NeedyMeds are hosting a webinar on May 17th to help inform you on the top seven medication saving methods. Join this 25-minute webinar to learn from NeedyMeds founder Dr. Richard Sagall on how to save money on medications. We're betting you've never heard of some of these before! Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/5172354902654659083

05/11/2022

Until recently, those living with food allergies had to live with their food allergies knowing that there was no treatment or cure - just prevention efforts. This year during we would like to thank the researchers and those who are participating in clinical trials that have led to new treatments and more continuing to be developed. One of those treatments is food allergy immunotherapy.

Why undergo food allergy immunotherapy? What questions should you ask your doctor about undergoing food allergy immunotherapy? We spoke with Douglas Jones, MD, board-certified allergist and immunologist with the Tanner Clinic in Layton, Utah to find out more information for you regarding food allergy immunotherapy. https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/news/ask-the-allergist-why-food-allergy-immunotherapy/

05/11/2022

Happy School Nurses Day! We love and appreciate our nation's school nurses today and everyday. Thank you for all that you do to take care of students with allergies, asthma, and related conditions.We value school nurses and how important they are to our children with allergies, asthma, and related conditions. If you want to see more school nurses in schools across the country like we do, please honor them by filling out this quick form to send a letter to your congressional representatives to tell them to support the School Nurse Act - https://advocacy.allergyasthmanetwork.org/action/more-school-nurses/

We also have a lot of information, resources, and tools for school nurses to check out and utilize on our website. Find some helpful information here: https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/allergies-and-asthma-at-school/ and also check out our online store for posters, publications, and anything else you may want for your school nurses office!

Make sure to thank your school nurse today!
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