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A Soup To Warm the Soul

Published January - 30 - 2013

Spiced Pumpkin-Apple Soup

By Chef Michelle Austin

With cold weather and the holidays upon us, it’s time for more hearty cuisine. One of my favorite wintertime recipes is Spiced Pumpkin-Apple Soup.

Everyone recognizes the flavor profile of pumpkin with the traditional spices of nutmeg and cinnamon as the base for many dishes of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Flu Fight

Published January - 25 - 2013

By Gary Fitzgerald

First it was coughing. The next morning, it was fever. Symptoms only got worse from there. By the time I made my way to my doctor on call a day later, my body temperature had soared to 103.8!

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FRAZER, Pa., January 17, 2013 – Teva Respiratory has partnered with Apolo Anton Ohno and Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) to launch EIB All Stars – a national campaign and contest to raise awareness of a common, but little-known condition called Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

Published January - 16 - 2013

There is still time to protect your children and yourself from the flu in what remains of a severe influenza season.

“Everyone seems to know that the elderly are particularly vulnerable, but so too are children,” says William Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Severe complications are most common in children under age 2, and all children ages 6 months and older should be immunized.”

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Ask the Allergist: Measuring Inflammation

Published January - 4 - 2013

By David M. Lang, MD

What is exhaled nitric oxide testing?

Asthma symptoms – coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath – are driven by underlying inflammation in the airways. When we want to assess a person’s asthma, we can observe symptoms and test lung function with spirometry, Read the rest of this entry »

Young writers weaved creative, spooky and thrilling stories that included asthma, allergies or anaphylaxis. Read the first-, second- and third-place winners from each age group!

AANMA has enjoyed a long  history of bipartisan support from Congress to change laws affecting schoolchildren with asthma and anaphylaxis. We’ve worked with federal agencies such as FDA, EPA, CDC, NHLBI and NIAID to ensure evidence-based, cost-effective and patient-centered care. This collaborative effort means that today, it is possible to improve patient quality of life, prevent asthma and anaphylaxis deaths and suffering while reducing healthcare costs. Read the rest of this entry »

McLEAN, VA, NOVEMBER 1, 2012 – “Running the Marine Corps Marathon was harder than I ever thought it would be – and even more rewarding,” says Anna Pierce, 36, from Winchester, Va. “But I’m proud to say my asthma didn’t slow me down at all.” Read the rest of this entry »

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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