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Anaphylaxis Readiness For Ambulance Teams

Published November - 20 - 2014

ambulanceAnaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteers are problem-solvers. They look around their local institutions and organizations, identify those who might benefit from anaphylaxis training and education, and then reach out to help. All with the goal of saving lives during severe allergic reactions.

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ACAAIandAANATLANTA, GA (NOVEMBER 5, 2014) – Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading advocate for patients and their families, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), which promotes excellence in the medical practice of allergy and immunology, announced a unique collaboration at the ACAAI’s 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta. Both membership organizations will combine their specialized expertise and skills to help patients manage chronic conditions while updating health care professionals, pharmacies and government officials about current best practices.

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screeningsAtlanta, GA (OCTOBER 27, 2014)Allergy & Asthma Network, the leading national nonprofit patient education organization dedicated to ending needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) will join together on November 8, 2014 at Phillips Arena to provide free allergy and asthma screenings to individuals as part of the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

VIENNA, VA, OCT. 31, 2014 – Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization, today commended New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law legislation that protects students who experience anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, in school.

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Allergy-Safe On Halloween? Happy Haunting

Published October - 30 - 2014

HappyHauntingYour child is no doubt eager to scare up a memorable Halloween costume and go trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, Halloween can be hazardous for kids – and grown-ups, too – who are at risk for an asthma flare-up or anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

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Will Medication Errors Increase?

Published October - 30 - 2014

MedicationMistakesMedication mistakes involving young children occur all too frequently, and health care officials believe greater education is needed to ensure caregivers administer proper doses and consult a doctor if necessary.

This will be even more important if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves more allergy and asthma medications for over-the-counter (OTC) status. Read the rest of this entry »

Enterovirus-68: What Parents Need to Know

Published October - 30 - 2014

SickChildBy now you’ve heard about enterovirus-68 (EV-68), the respiratory virus first discovered in California in 1962 that has not posed a health concern in the United States until this year.

As of Oct. 30, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 1,105 cases of EV-68 in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

TonyaInnovationsVIENNA, VA, OCTOBER 20, 2014 – Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization, was featured in the Monday, Oct. 20 episode of “Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr.” on the Discovery Channel.
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Help For Women With Asthma

Published September - 30 - 2014

BF21Women with asthma often face extra difficulty controlling their symptoms due to fluctuating hormones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), especially during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. CDC says changing estrogen levels can lead to an inflammatory response, so it is important for women to know the warning signs of an attack, stay away from things that set off their symptoms, and follow the advice of their physician with regard to medication.

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Flu Protection For Adults

Published September - 30 - 2014

fluVacc Public health officials say that the people hit hardest by flu last year were adults aged 18 to 64 – with that group’s highest flu-related hospitalization rate since 2009.

Since those are also the ones least likely to get vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is spreading the word about benefits and easy access. Read the rest of this entry »