Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

Archive for October, 2012

On Sunday, Oct. 28, as many as 30,000 runners will race in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC; however, Team AANMA defies the odds. Twenty-eight runners from across the United States will prove their fitness, perseverance and resolve – their AIR POWER – racing in support of AANMA. Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween: Allergy-Safe

Published October - 18 - 2012

Trick or Treating can be fun, yet spooky for parents of children with allergies and asthma. Triggers hide like ghosts everywhere, and not only in treats.


Deviled Make-Up

Like all the invisible ingredients in a deviled egg, inexpensive makeup can contain ghostly allergens. Test the products in a small area of skin days before to avoid unpleasant surprises or unwanted reactions.

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Going The Distance

Published October - 11 - 2012

About one in 10 people experience bronchospasm during physical activity, whether it’s running a marathon, bicycling a few miles or swimming laps in a pool. Many don’t recognize the problem and simply avoid strenuous exercise.

Healthcare professionals call it EIB – exercise-induced bronchospasm. Read the rest of this entry »

On Your Mark! Get Set! Shape Up and Show Up!

Published October - 4 - 2012

The Big Day is almost here. As the sun rises over the Potomac River on Sunday, October 28, 2012 — after more than six months of physical conditioning and hundreds of miles of training runs — the 28 members of Team AANMA will join 30,000 runners at the starting line for the Marine Corps Marathon. Read the rest of this entry »

Every Breath Tells a Story

Published October - 2 - 2012

Most of us know that the air we breathe affects our lungs. What you may not know is that the air you breathe out can tell us how.

For instance: We all exhale a little nitric oxide (NO). But too much nitric oxide is an indicator of lung inflammation, the underlying condition of asthma. Read the rest of this entry »

Anaphylaxis Answers Save Lives And Regrets

Published October - 1 - 2012

SEPT. 28, 2012, McLean, VA – What would you do if faced with a child experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction? It’s a question Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics’ national network of Anaphylaxis Community Experts, or ACE Teams, pose in free training programs for educators, families and policymakers across the country.

Knowing the answer could save a life and a lifetime of regret.

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