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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Posted on May 09, 2014
by Susana Escamilla

Asthma Allergy Awareness Month

May is not only asthma awareness month, but also Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.The Asthma and Allergy Foundation has tons of information for this month. Right now is the peak season of several individuals who suffer from allergies and asthma but it is the best time to share information via social media. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation website this year has focused on 4 resources that many of us can use to receive information and facts about asthma and allergy season. The website has a resource page that gives information to us about asthma and allergy awareness. The 4 resources are, “Asthma Capitals 2014”, “Allergy Capitals,” “Know Your Count,” and “Get Smart About Asthma.”  The resources are examples of what you can get informed from and are listed below:

Allergy Capitals

There is no place safe from allergies in America, and some cities are more problematic than others. The Allergy Capitals is an annual research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to identify “the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies” in the spring and fall seasons. This year Louisville, KY is the #1 city, up from fifth place last year. Visit to see where your city falls on the list this year.

Asthma Capitals

Like allergens, no city is free from asthma triggers, either. For asthma patients, some cities are more challenging places to live than others. Each year, AAFA’s Asthma Capitals identifies “the 100 most challenging places to live with asthma.” Visit to see the most current report.

Know Your Count

AAFA, along with award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenowith and Teva Respiratory, are urging patients to learn about safe and proper asthma management.Visit to learn more about the importance of “knowing your count” when it comes to tracking the remaining doses on your rescue inhaler.

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