Atlanta, 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 »
Allergy & Asthma Network Partners with ACAAI, Not One More Life to Provide Free Allergy and Asthma Screenings in Atlanta
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.
Your 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.
Medication 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 »
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 »
VIENNA, 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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Women 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.
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 »
A team of 10-year-old boys skated onto the ice rink, hockey sticks in hand. Two minutes later, they returned to the bench for a breather. Several reached for their inhaler, lifted up their mask, and breathed in the medication.
The boys repeated this over and over again during the 60-minute hockey game – a sign that their asthma was not well controlled and they were having trouble catching their breath.
The first day of school brings out the jitters in everyone – even parents. If your child has food allergies, your anxieties may be multiplied. You want to ensure your child is safe within the school environment. Is this the time to consider a 504 Plan?
“All families have the right to request a 504 Plan evaluation,” says Kathleen McDarby, RN, MPH, project manager with Read the rest of this entry »