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  • 25 Apr 2017 1:31 PM | Anonymous

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    Reduce Indoor Allergens This Spring: Tips for a Healthier Indoor Environment

    EPA Indoor Environments Division sent this bulletin at 04/25/2017 11:05 AM EDT

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    Reduce Indoor Allergens This Spring: Tips for a Healthier Indoor Environment

    Allergy triggers, or allergens, can be found on surfaces and in the air in your home.

    Get Busy This Spring With Practical Tips to Control Allergens Indoors

    • Limit the amount of allergens that enter your home.
      • Use doormats to help trap allergens before they enter the home. Clean doormats frequently.
      • Consider removing shoes after entering the home.
      • Change heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and air cleaner filters on schedule (see the manufacturer’s instructions).
      • Do not smoke indoors.
    • Reduce allergens that are produced or can develop indoors.
      • Dry wet items quickly. Prevent mold growth from water spills or leaks by acting quickly when home furnishings or other items get wet. Usually mold won’t grow if items are dried within 24–48 hours. Make sure to fix any leaks promptly as well.
      • Dust often. Vacuum and wash bedding weekly. House dust mites, animal dander and other allergy-causing agents can be reduced, although not completely eliminated, through regular cleaning.
    • Control indoor humidity to help prevent the growth of mold and other organisms.
      • Use kitchen exhaust fans when cooking. Exhaust fans should be vented to the outdoors.
    • Use bathroom exhaust fans or open the window when showering.
    • Consider using air conditioners or dehumidifiers as needed to help control indoor humidity. Air conditioners reduce humidity as they cool the air.

      Did you know?

      You can measure the humidity at home with a small, inexpensive moisture or humidity meter, available at many hardware stores.

      Try to keep indoor humidity below
      60 percent and ideally between
      30 and 50 percent.

    • If using a humidifier or dehumidifier, routinely empty the water and clean the unit according to the manufacturer’s instructions to prevent mold and bacteria from growing or getting into the air.
    • Clean window-unit air conditioner drip pans routinely, and replace filters per the manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • 24 Apr 2017 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    Teva Pharmaceuticals announced two new inhalers, the AirDuo Respiclick (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) and its authorized generic.  These inhalers are both breath-activated inhalers that do not use spacers.   The availability of a generic inhaled corticosteroid and long acting bronchodilator offers generic treatment options for asthma.

    AirDuo Launch Press Release.pdf

  • 29 Mar 2017 6:12 AM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    The latest Hot Topics article review is available on our website: Virtual Teach-To-Goal Adaptive Learning of Inhaler Technique for Inpatients with Asthma or COPD 

    This study is the first to validate and demonstrate the efficacy of a self-directed personalized virtual learning tool, V-TTG TM, to teach inhaler technique. Because prior in-person educational interventions were limited in time and settings, this strategy that can first be used in the hospital and then repeated at home for reinforcement of the education addressed these important limitations. 

  • 24 Feb 2017 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    New from AAN: What parents need to know about peanut allergy guidelines.
    Matt Greenhawt, MD, explains what the new NIAID guidelines recommend and what types of peanut-containing foods should be given to infants and young children.
    Watch Now

  • 10 Jan 2017 4:17 PM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    Learn something new in 2017! Did you know that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (#AHRQ) offers free CE/CME resources for health care professionals including members of AAE? Click here to see continuing-education credit learning activities.

  • 10 Jan 2017 1:40 PM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    Events are added periodically to our new calendar of events section of our website. You can view the list of events, or toggle to "Calendar View" for your convenience.

    Check back often for new updates on Asthma Education. You can submit events to for review and posting

  • 05 Jan 2017 2:38 PM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    Be sure to check out the Hot Topics article reviews under our Education section of the website. Several new article are posted that you might have missed. Also, feel free to use Facebook or our Forums section to start a discussion about these important subjects. Our number of followers and the network of associations that are sharing our posts and engaging in our discussions continues to grow rapidly. Let's share as much as we can!

  • 01 Nov 2016 7:17 AM | AAE Web Support (Administrator)

    The AAE 2017 Board of Directors Election has now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted! Results will be announced soon.

  • 17 Oct 2016 11:11 AM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    Sulaiman et al1  recently published an observational study that showed that only 20% of subjects used their inhalers correctly.   Many of the doses were either not taken on time or were inhaled incorrectly.  This article provides the asthma educator with more information about common errors which will allow for improved identification and remediation of these errors.


    1Sulaiman I, Seheult J, MacHale E, et al.  Irregular and Ineffective: A Quantitative Observational Study of the Time and Technique of Inhaler Use.  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct;4(5):900-909.

  • 14 Oct 2016 7:45 AM | AAE Web Support (Administrator)

    AAE invites all members to cast their votes for next year's Board of Directors. Short biographical information and statements have been compiled for each candidate along with a link to vote when ready. Please vote for no more than three candidates. 

    Visit the voting page today. Elections will close October 31st so cast your vote soon!

    Please Contact Us with any questions.

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