Medical Report Bugs Media about Taking Allergies Seriously

Although allergic disorders afflict 50 million Americans, allergies are often shrugged off as seasonal nuisances that aren't serious enough to warrant physician attention. Last
year, a first-ever national consensus report on proper allergy management spearheaded by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), gave media and consumers
a long overdue reality check. The Allergy Report, announced at a Washington, D.C. press conference last February, positioned allergies as a serious medical issue that is often
under-diagnosed and costly. Annually allergic disorders account for 3.4 million lost work days and 2 million missed school days in the U.S.