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Archive for April, 2012

Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill 2012

Published April - 27 - 2012

AANMA’s 15th annual Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill paid tribute to research and innovative technologies that make a difference in the everyday lives of America’s families with allergies, asthma, anaphylaxis and COPD  – and called on Congress to ensure patient access to evidence-based care based on National Institutes of Health asthma and food allergy guidelines.

“It wasn’t that long ago when asthma and severe allergies, like anaphylaxis, were treated with fumigating powders, caustic vapors, opium and stramonium cigarettes,” said AANMA founder and president Nancy Sander. “Don’t let healthcare cost-cutting send us back into the dark ages.”
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It’s no secret: Allergy and asthma families embrace solutions that offer freedom from symptoms, eliminate needless hardships and reduce wasteful spending.

 

In fact, we don’t accept bland very well. We are motivated to use whatever tools we can in order to get where we want to be when we want to be there. That’s exactly what “My Personal Allergy & Asthma Guide” delivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Does it Matter What I’m Allergic To?

Published April - 9 - 2012

Allergies are a major cause of illness in the United States, affecting as many as 50 million people—about one in five. Most do not know exactly what causes their symptoms or how to treat them effectively.  In this edition of Ask the Allergist, Dr. Stanley Fineman, 2012 president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology talks about how allergy testing and immunotherapy can help.

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By Stanley Fineman, MD
Q: I get a lot of allergy symptoms during pollen season. How can an allergist help me?
A: It’s definitely helpful to understand what triggers your symptoms, especially if you’re having difficulty controlling them with over-the-counter medications, Read the rest of this entry »