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Is It Food Allergies?

Published February - 6 - 2014

Approximately 12 million Americans have a food allergy, including 4 million children.

Eight foods account for 90 percent of all reactions in the United States: cow’s milk, hen’s eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. Other food allergies range from avocados to yams.

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RSV: Much more than the common cold

Published January - 29 - 2014

rsv-ma-21_21What sounds like a cold, looks like a cold and acts like a cold – but sends more babies to the hospital than any other condition?

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV: the common disease with the uncommon name.

RSV tends to pop up in the winter and early spring. It starts as an upper respiratory infection, Read the rest of this entry »

TonyaCCMcLEAN, VA, DEC. 30, 2013 – Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization, is kicking off the new year with two exciting changes: the appointment of Tonya Winders as Chief Executive Officer and the relocation of Read the rest of this entry »

Congressional Caucus Tackles Childhood Asthma

Published December - 20 - 2013

United States Congress

AANMA and children’s advocacy nonprofit organization First Focus, with the Congressional Allergy & Asthma Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY), will host a congressional briefing on Read the rest of this entry »

Blue_SunMcLEAN, VA, DEC. 10, 2013 – Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading patient education organization, is partnering with the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants in Read the rest of this entry »

capitolU.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced on Dec. 5 the Alerting Local Leaders and Ensuring Responsible Guidelines for Youth (ALLERGY) Act, legislation that would require schools to enact a policy that addresses allergy bullying.

Your Best Holiday Season Ever!

Published December - 5 - 2013

 

DestressDe-Stress Your Life – The Best Gift of All

Lights sparkle. Cookies bake. Music plays quietly. And conversation flows around the dinner table. The holidays are here – the season for giving, and giving thanks.

The most wonderful time of the year? You can make it so – and asthma and allergies don’t have to get in the way of your holiday celebrations and family traditions, says Andrea Jensen of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Andrea and her children – including two sons in college (living at home) and a teenage daughter in junior high – have asthma. In years past, the hustle, bustle and good cheer of the holiday season has often been accompanied by stress.

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McLEAN, VA, NOV. 13, 2013 – Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) today commended President Obama for signing into law the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, legislation that helps protect schoolchildren who experience anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

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Team AANMA: Running On Full!

Published November - 7 - 2013

Jennifer Raley saw the finish line ahead – and felt a sudden burst of energy. “I did it! I did it! I did it!” she cried as she finally completed the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. Overcome with emotion, she fell into the arms of a marine, who placed the coveted Finisher’s Medal around her neck.

Stacey Lyons approached the final stretch of the marathon with her legs and feet aching. Read the rest of this entry »

McLEAN, VA, OCT. 22, 2013 – Five years ago, Tony Cook’s asthma was so severe, his breathing constricted and his chest tight, he had to quit his job to focus on his health. Today, Cook is an avid runner taking aim at a marathon. Read the rest of this entry »