The Trusted Messengers project will address inequities in health exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and improve long-term health outcomes in communities of color.
New Problem-Based Learning Webinar for Asthma Specialists: Digital Monitoring During the COVID-19 Era
Join us on November 4 for a problem based learning webinar for asthma specialists to discuss digital monitoring during the COVID-19 Era.
It can be overwhelming for some people to manage their asthma, allergies or eczema on a daily basis. Learn how to find help.
Take part in a research study to understand how families are managing their children’s asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us on Nov. 12 when the speakers will discuss the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, vaccine concerns & the state of the global pandemic.
Learn how you can minimize risk and maximize safety at Halloween when you have a child with a food allergy, asthma or latex allergy.
If you have moderate or severe asthma, we invite you to participate in a new clinical trial for a potential new medication.
Learn why, if you have asthma, getting your flu shot is especially important for the 2020-21 flu season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACTION ALERT: U.S. House of Representatives Passes H.R. 2468, the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act
Congress passed HR 2468, the school based allergies and asthma management program act; learn how to urge your senators to support it.
Community Asthma & COPD Experts volunteer in their communities to help improve outcomes for those with asthma and COPD.
National experts answered questions from the audience about COVID-19, asthma and the flu in this interactive session.
The US FDA has announced a voluntary recall of the Perrigo albuterol inhaler used to treat asthma and other respiratory diseases.
Asthma is a condition that affects about 25 million Americans, including 7.7% of adults and 8.5% of children. Asthma used to carry a stigma about how active someone with the condition could be, but people with asthma can live an active life as long as they are aware of their symptoms and environmental triggers, and know how to manage their medications.
Pollen, mold, air pollution, pet dander and indoor pests such as dust mites are common symptom triggers for asthma. Severe weather emergencies impact people with asthma as they need to consider their medication in case of evacuation. Environmental disasters such as wildfires can wreak havoc on asthma since smoke particles cause air quality to worsen. People with asthma should monitor air quality and be sure to include stress management, healthy diet and exercise in their daily lives.
People with asthma can control their symptoms and keep themselves safe by following their Asthma Action Plan created in partnership with their doctor. Quick-relief asthma inhalers can help relieve symptoms that occur at any time, while maintenance medications control symptoms daily. Biologic medications are increasingly used to address severe asthma. Getting the flu shot every year and practicing good hygiene, especially when around large groups during cold and flu season, is always a good idea. Eating healthy and getting moderate exercise, as well as practicing stress-relieving activities like yoga and meditation, can also help protect people with asthma. Keeping an emergency kit that includes extra asthma medication and devices, copies of medical records and prescription refill information, respirator masks, a list of contacts and a medication plan in preparation for speaking with doctors or other healthcare providers is also useful.
Allergy & Asthma Network hosts the USAsthma Summit every year to raise understanding about the chronic condition among community health workers and representatives from asthma programs from all over the country. They discuss strategies, guidelines and programs for asthma management as well as the latest clinical lessons and practices.