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Archive for May, 2012

Breaking news:

Published May - 31 - 2012

Rhode Island is the 49th state to protect students with anaphylaxis! The law now protects their rights to carry and self-administer epinephrine auto-injectors and for bus drivers to help out if needed! Read more here: http://www.aanma.org/advocacy/meds-at-school/ including a copy of the Rhode Island legislation.

Louisiana allergist Prem Menon, MD, AANMA Board Member and ACE Team Leader, reports that LA just passed a law requiring schools to adopt policies for treating anaphylaxis emergencies! On its way to the Governor’s desk!

 

The Right Preschool Makes a Difference

Published May - 30 - 2012

By Linda Marienhoff Coss

In May 1993, I was determined to find a preschool for my son with severe food allergies. Life-threatening food allergies were far from mainstream knowledge, and there were few reliable resources on the subject. I had no idea what it would take to create a Read the rest of this entry »

Ask the Allergist: Oral Allergy Syndrome

Published May - 17 - 2012

Food allergies come in all flavors – from annoying to life-threatening. In this edition of Ask the Allergist, Dr. Richard Weber, president elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and a board-certified allergist at National Jewish Research, discusses those at the lower Read the rest of this entry »

Ask the Allergist: Oral Allergy Syndrome

Published May - 17 - 2012

By Richard Weber, MD

Q: Sometimes my mouth tingles when I eat melons – is this a food allergy?

A: It’s a kind of allergy called oral allergy syndrome, tied to the fact that some fruit and vegetable proteins are genetic cousins to certain pollens, like ragweed. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s behind the locked attic door that Grandma doesn’t want you to find? What secrets are hidden in the overgrown garden just beyond the fence? Who will win AANMA’s Mystery Writer’s Summer Contest?

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Kid-friendly asthma inhalers that look like colorful butterflies or whimsical rabbits, the humble inhaler reimagined as a fashionable necklace with interchangeable jewels – these ideas took top honors in Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)’s nationwide Ultimate Inhaler Contest.

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By Melissa Attias, CQ Today Online News

Lawmakers from both parties on Thursday agreed to help allergy and asthma advocates in their effort to block a Food and Drug Administration proposal that could make some prescription medications available over the counter. Read the rest of this entry »

By Nancy Sander
It wasn’t that long ago when asthma and severe allergies, like anaphylaxis, were treated with fumigating powders, caustic vapors, opium and stramonium cigarettes. Read the rest of this entry »

Innovations in Technology Award Winners!

Published May - 9 - 2012

AANMA announces the Top Ten Innovations in Technology Awards — products and services that have meaningfully improved quality of life for people with allergies, asthma and related conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Ultimate Inhaler Contest: The Finalists!

Published May - 7 - 2012

These weren’t the clinical-looking, L-shaped canister devices people think of when they picture an asthma medication inhaler.

We saw a vibrant variety of creative designs and colors. Some who entered envisioned inhalers cast as everyday fashion items and accessories Read the rest of this entry »