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Newswise: Those With Asthma Not at Greater Risk for Severe Disease from COVID-19
Released: 19-Apr-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Those With Asthma Not at Greater Risk for Severe Disease from COVID-19
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Research over the past two years has shown that, contrary to early opinion, asthma doesn’t seem to make COVID-19 more severe or deadly for those who suffer from the disease.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Does More Pollen Mean Worse Allergy Symptoms? Probably
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Climate change has made pollen season longer and worse throughout North America - bad news for those who suffer with nasal allergies.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Experts Urge Those with Asthma to Take Extra Care as Wildfires Burn in Western U.S.
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

As wildfires continue to burn across western U.S. states, those with respiratory illnesses such as asthma need to be alert to the effects of smoke on their breathing.

Released: 14-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Get Ready for Fall Allergies Because They’re Headed Your Way
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

You may not want to think about fall allergies, but if you start planning now, your allergy symptoms will likely be much less severe, and you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty the fall season brings.

Released: 19-Apr-2017 3:40 PM EDT
Know What Resources Help Protect Against Asthma Attacks
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – the perfect time to help your audience discover previously unknown facts about controlling asthma.

Released: 3-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EST
Expert Available to Speak on New Studies Examining Early Introduction of Allergenic Foods
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Two new studies expand on last year's LEAP study which showed that early introduction of peanuts in infants at high risk for allergy can prevent peanut allergy. ACAAI expert available to comment.

Released: 8-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT
New York Allergist Available to Speak on Respiratory Health of Nail Salon Workers as Follow Up to Yesterday's NY Times Expose
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

New York allergist available to speak on the respiratory health of nail salon workers. Follow up to New York Times expose on health and safety of these workers.

Released: 20-Aug-2012 10:40 AM EDT
Expert Available to Discuss the Health Hazards of College Living
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

From dust mite infestations to mold and food allergens, college living can be harmful for students' health if the proper steps aren't taken.

Released: 18-Jul-2012 6:00 PM EDT
Expert Available to Discuss Oral Immunotherapy Treatment for Food Allergies
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

According to a study released today in The New England Journal of Medicine, oral immunotherapy can desensitize children with an egg allergy ... but is this test treatment safe?

Released: 16-May-2012 1:25 PM EDT
Allergist Available to Comment on Increased Asthma Rates
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Expert alert - Free screening program helps people find out if they are at risk.

Released: 26-Apr-2012 5:00 PM EDT
Allergist Available to Discuss Spring Allergies: The Worst is Yet to Come
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Due to unseasonably warm temperatures earlier this year, 2012 has been boasted as the worst year for allergies. Yet spring has more in store for allergy sufferers as pollen counts in areas of the country begin to peak.

Released: 17-Feb-2012 12:00 PM EST
Allergist Available to Discuss Deaths Due to Asthma Attacks
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

The tragic death of journalist Anthony Shadid due to asthma and allergies underscores the realities of these serious diseases. Asthma is responsible for almost 4,000 deaths a year. An asthma attack is often triggered by allergens such as pollen, dust and animal dander.

Released: 14-Feb-2012 1:55 PM EST
Allergist Available to Discuss Early Spring Allergy Season
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Dr. Fineman is available to discuss how the warmer than usual winter season is affecting spring allergy sufferers. Is this happening just in southern states or throughout the country? Will the season last longer this year? When should you start taking your allergy medication? What can you do to find relief?

Released: 6-Jan-2012 11:30 AM EST
Seven Year Old Student Dies from Allergic Reaction at School: Allergist Available to Discuss Prevention
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

This week a seven-year-old elementary school student in Chesterfield County, Virginia, died after suffering an allergic reaction at school. Allergist Dr. Stanley Fineman, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, (ACAAI) is available to discuss the importance of immediate access to epinephrine.

Released: 30-Nov-2011 8:00 AM EST
Flu Vaccine Safe for Egg-Allergic: Allergist Available to Discuss New Recommendations
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

With the coughing, sneezing and achy flu season upon us, new recommendations say that even those with egg allergies should receive the flu vaccine.

Released: 17-Nov-2011 3:25 PM EST
Allergist Available to Discuss School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

ACAAI president available for comment on proposed federal legislation encouraging schools to make epinephrine available.

Released: 21-Jul-2011 1:30 PM EDT
Allergist Available to Discuss How Excessive Heat Affects Breathing
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Expert alert - expert available to discuss how high heat hampers breathing.

Released: 4-May-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Allergist Available to Discuss New CDC Report on Increase in Asthma and Availability of Free Screenings to Get Disease Under Control
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Allergist available to discuss new CDC report on increase in asthma and availability of free screenings to get disease under control.

Released: 28-Apr-2011 12:45 AM EDT
Thunderstorms, Pollen Spark Asthma Symptoms
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Allergists can discuss how spring's weather can affect asthma.

Released: 21-Apr-2011 10:20 AM EDT
Allergist Available to Discuss ‘Worst Allergy Season Ever’
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

An allergist is available to discuss high pollen counts, how to deal with allergy symptoms.

Released: 30-Mar-2011 12:10 PM EDT
Spring Wheezing? Allergist Available to Discuss Asthma, Free Screenings
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

An allergist, is available to comment on asthma and a free screening program.

Released: 2-Mar-2011 5:35 PM EST
Allergist Available to Discuss FDA Removal of Unapproved Allergy Medications From Market
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Allergist expert available to discuss the FDA's removal of allergy medications from the market and what impact it may have on patients with allergies.


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