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You Can Still Protect Yourself From the Flu

Flu season is in full swing. To date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates as many as 19,000 may have died from the flu so far. If you haven't gotten the flu vaccine, it's not too late. Read more about the flu and asthma.

Learn About Controlling Severe Asthma

If you have severe asthma, you know it can be challenging to keep it controlled. With our new online course Severe ASTHMA Care for Adults, you can learn ways to help you control your asthma. This self-paced online course is presented in different formats such as videos, animations, handouts and more.


A New, Easy Way to Support AAFA

We just made it easier for you to provide lifesaving support for people who manage asthma and allergies. Join our AAFA Monthly Giver program which allows you to set up automatic monthly donations. It's easy to join, and you can stop automatic donations at any time. 


Improve the Air in Your Entire Home

Your indoor air can actually be more polluted than the air outside. Yet we spend most of our time indoors. Thankfully, you can improve the quality of your indoor air. One option is to install a CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® whole home air cleaner. The Trane CleanEffects™ Whole Home Air Cleaner has been tested and proven to reduce allergens in the air and monitor ozone levels to make your home healthier.


Two Generic Versions of ADVAIR DISKUS® Announced

GlaxoSmithKline and Mylan have both announced plans to make generic versions of ADVAIR DISKUS® available. Learn more about the two new versions of this asthma medicine.

DBV to Resubmit Viaskin Peanut Treatment to FDA

DBV Technologies announced their plan to resubmit the Viaskin Patch for peanut treatment for an FDA Biologics License this year. Read their press release on this highly-anticipated treatment.


You’re Invited: Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion on “Asthma Alley”

Join AAFA and American Lung Association for a virtual film screening of “Asthma Alley,” a short documentary that follows a young teen with asthma and her classmates in the South Bronx, a neighborhood known for high rates of asthma. AAFA’s Vice President of Community Health, Melanie Carver, will be part of the panel discussion about what communities and people with asthma can do to reduce their exposure to air pollution and other asthma triggers. The webinar will occur on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. ET.


Check out these popular topics on our community support forums. Do you have any advice to share?

Starting DUPIXENT®

Starting a biologic treatment, such as DUPIXENT®, can be a big step in your asthma management. One of our asthma community members is starting this biologic. Have you had any experience with DUPIXENT® or another biologic treatment you can share?

Occupational Asthma

A workplace full of triggers, like mold, can make it hard to manage your asthma even if you avoid them at home. Do you have any thoughts or encouragement for this member dealing with occupational asthma?

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