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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Breath eNewsletter
Knowing how to manage your asthma properly can help you feel better and have better quality of life. To help adults improve their asthma care, AAFA has released our new ASTHMA Care for Adults Program. This self-paced, interactive online course covers the primary topics you need to know to manage your asthma. Visit our site to take the course!
Are you one of the 16.5 million Americans with atopic dermatitis (AD)? AD is the most common form of eczema but is often misunderstood. Help us teach others about eczema and AD with shareable images, profile ribbons and click-to-tweet facts. 
On Nov. 8, 2018, from 3-4 p.m. ET, join us for a free interactive video program on eczema. The live session will include an expert panel of medical specialists and people who manage eczema. Send your questions in advance and register online to watch the session live or receive a recording later.
Even if you take every step to protect yourself, sometimes the flu is unavoidable. If you have asthma, you are at higher risk for flu complications. So if you get the flu, you need to know what steps to take to reduce asthma attacks and hospitalizations. Learn what to do if you are exposed to the flu, when to call your doctor and how it may affect your Asthma Action Plan.
Advocating for People With Asthma and Allergies
Sesame is a common food allergen but because it's not one of the top 8 food allergens, food companies don't have to include it on the label. As a result, many people have had life-threatening reactions to unlabeled sesame. We are taking your reaction stories to the FDA to ask for better sesame labeling. Learn how you can submit your story on our website.
News & Research

FDA Approves Dupixent® for Treatment of Asthma

Dupixent, a biologic currently used to treat eczema, has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate and severe asthma. Read more.

Safely Dispose of Your Medicines on Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on Oct. 27, 2018. Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. will be accepting expired, unused pills and patches. Find a location near you, and learn how you can also dispose of other medicines, such as inhalers and auto-injectors.

AAFA Welcomes Two New Chapter Directors

AAFA would like to welcome new Executive Directors to two of our chapters. David Guydan has joined us as the Executive Director of our New England chapter, and Marjorie Moore is the new Executive Directer of our St. Louis chapter. Learn more about David and Marjorie.
Community Support
It is important to stay up-to-date on news about asthma and allergies. By joining our community and following our blog, you will receive ongoing information about managing your health. Our community also provides an opportunity to connect with other people who manage asthma and allergies.
Check out these popular topics on our community support forums. Do you have any advice to share?

The Connection Between Atopic Dermatitis and Sleep Disturbance
When you have eczema flares, do you have trouble sleeping? Share your experiences with this parent who is trying to help her son with eczema get a restful night of sleep.

Travel Tips
When you have asthma, you have to plan ahead when you travel to avoid asthma flares. Do you have asthma-friendly travel tips to share?

For a Healthier Home

Creating Healthier Homes in Philadelphia

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia teamed up to improve the indoor air of several families in the city who manage asthma through the Healthier Home Initiative. This program raises awareness about the impact of asthma and the importance of controlling indoor environments. A short documentary on the project is coming soon. Read more about the project and watch the trailer.
How You Can Make a Difference
Around 60 million people in the U.S. have asthma and allergies. That’s more than diabetes, cancer, coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s combined. Through a donation to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, you can improve the lives of people with asthma and allergies. Your gift allows us to continue to offer life-saving information, support, advocacy and research to the millions managing these conditions every day. Your donation, no matter how small, makes a difference. Thank you!
Thank you for your continued support.
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