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Mikki Hebl eyed the faces and hands of each person as she skirted the picturesque streets of Lausanne, Switzerland. A spy? No. She’s an industrial psychologist from Rice University in Houston, traveling on business. She‘s watching for smokers because she has asthma that’s set off by cigarette smoke.

“I seemed to be dodging every other person on the street because each time I inhale smoke, it makes me react just a little bit more and more,” she says.

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Scout’s Honor: Anaphylaxis Awareness!

Published July - 25 - 2013

Inclusive. Supportive. Respecting boundaries. Responsibility for what we say and do.

These are all words and phrases to describe how to be a good friend. They’re also valuable life lessons that Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Daisy Scout Troop 636 learned during a recent troop meeting about being kind and considerate to people with life-threatening food allergies.

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Take the Bite Out of Insect Stings

Published July - 25 - 2013

McLean, VA, July 24, 2013 – Lazy, hazy days of summer may bring relaxation and recreation for many – but for insects in our midst, it’s time to pick up the pace, build nests and reproduce. And woe to those who get in the way of their stingers!

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), the leading patient education organization for people with allergies, asthma and anaphylaxis, offers five tips for families seeking fun in the summer sun.

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FDA and Nasal Sprays

Published July - 18 - 2013

Do you – or someone in your family – use a corticosteroid nasal spray?

On July 31, AANMA released results of our recent survey regarding patient use of intranasal corticosteroid sprays. Findings were shared during the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee meeting considering the switch of triamcinolone nasal spray from prescription to over-the-counter status.

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Organizations launch interactive tool to support volunteer networks and state laws protecting students with life-threatening allergies

July 1, 2013 – McLean, VA – Today, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) and Anaphylaxis Community Experts across the country launch the USAnaphylaxis™ Map, an interactive web tool tracking the progress of state laws regarding emergency anaphylaxis preparedness plans in schools. Read the rest of this entry »

$AVE YOUR MONEY

Published June - 14 - 2013

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is concerned about the increasing “do-it-yourself” trend that treats allergy and asthma patients more like piggy banks than people with serious health concerns. A recent story in USA Today about home allergy tests is a case in point. Read the rest of this entry »

Summertime Tips for Easy Breathing

Published June - 12 - 2013

Controlling humidity is a breeze – literally

Summer heat goes hand-in-hand with humidity – but it doesn’t have to dampen your spirits or take your breath away. Leading nonprofit patient education Read the rest of this entry »

Federal government sequestration cuts have begun. Sequestration is the employment of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts in the face of annual budget deficits. As members of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, we (AANMA) have concluded that the FDA’s public health responsibilities cannot be accomplished with its existing budget, particularly post-sequestration. Read the rest of this entry »

Making An Impact On Capitol Hill

Published May - 23 - 2013

 

Are you paying more and getting less for your healthcare dollars? Patients’ rights to routine medical care are increasingly in doubt – all in an effort to save money in our overburdened healthcare system. Truth is, asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis require professional medical care – these are NOT do-it-yourself diseases.

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Colorado Springs Anaphylaxis Marathon Man

Published May - 23 - 2013

Turns out you can go home again.

Eric L. Caplan, MD, FACAAI, FAAP, grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo. His medical training took him east to Virginia, then Indiana and finally Georgia, but he always wanted to return home. He joined Colorado Springs Allergy & Asthma Clinic in 2004.

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