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How to Baby Your Skin

Summertime tips for taming eczema When Beth’s eczema flares, she gets itchy red blotches on the backs of her arms – and sometimes from nose to cheek. “Just the left side,” she says. “Never on the right. This month, I’ve got a dime-size spot on my hand that won’t go away.”

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An ACE Advocate Says: ‘Get Involved!’

“This bill will save lives.” M. Razi Rafeeq, MD, a board-certified allergist and Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) from Toledo, Ohio, recently testified before the Ohio House Education Committee in support of HB 296, legislation that allows schools to stock auto-injectable epinephrine to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis.

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Clearing the Air at Work: How to Identify Occupational Allergies or Asthma

VIENNA, VA, JUNE 2, 2014 – You’re back at work after a relaxing vacation, and by noon your head aches and the nagging cough returns. Is it stress? A virus? Or could you be allergic to something in the office?

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Safe Travels

Careful Planning Can Go a Long Way  – Wherever Your Destination When Diane, a 22-year-old graduate student at the University of Maryland, packed for a three-week study abroad course in Morocco last winter, she never thought she would need an epinephrine auto-injector. Diane figured she had long outgrown her food allergies. She hadn’t had an […]

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Women Breathe Free – A New Asthma Program For Women

Women have a higher asthma prevalence than men, according to numerous studies. Why? Women with asthma have unique issues affecting their airways including hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menstrual cycles.

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Melting Away Allergies

People allergic to grass or ragweed – two common seasonal allergies in the U.S. – now have a new treatment option: immunotherapy tablets that dissolve under your tongue. Allergy immunotherapy gradually builds a person’s tolerance to specific allergens by exposing the patient to ever-increasing doses over a period of time – eventually reducing or eliminating […]

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AANMA Urges Congress to Ensure Patient Safety, Education

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) envisions a day when people say, “There once was a disease called asthma.” She sees a time in the not-too-distant future when parents tell kids, “People actually used to die from eating peanut butter.” What will it take to reach that day? A renewed emphasis on medical research, patient education, […]

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FDA Agenda Addresses OTC Medications

Allergy and asthma medications are at the forefront of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agenda this year as the agency considers moving more drugs from prescription to over-the-counter (OTC) status. Two medications recently considered were Nasacort®, the corticosteroid nasal spray approved for OTC use in late 2013, and Primatene HFA, an OTC asthma […]

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Allergy & Asthma Network Launches Free Prescription Assistance Program

VIENNA, VA, MAY 2, 2014 – Patients and families with asthma, allergies and other health conditions now have access to a simple and free Prescription Assistance Program through Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) offering savings of up to 75 percent on prescription medications, both brand and generic.

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Breathe Easy At Asthma Camp

Asthma camps offer children the opportunity to participate in fun, summer activities — scavenger hunts, swimming, rock climbing and more – while in a medically safe environment. Research shows that children who attend an asthma camp have better asthma control the following year, are more likely to use daily preventive medication, and are 33 percent […]