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Shots to Drops?

Published April - 24 - 2013
Traditional immunotherapy – allergy shots – are effective against numerous pollens, dust mites, animal dander, insect venom, and more. Another therapy – sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT – which uses drops under the tongue instead of shots, shows promise, according to JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the rest of this entry »

State anaphylaxis emergency preparedness laws are changing nationwide to ensure schools have policies in place to address situations in which a student is suddenly found in the throes of an attack without an epinephrine auto-injector. But not all school districts have updated their policies or are aware when discrepancies exist.

With anaphylaxis, rapid treatment saves lives. Delay of treatment while figuring out what to do or which policy to follow can result in death, which is exactly what prompted Sandra Lawinger, RN, school district nurse, Glen Ellyn, Ill. to take action. Read the rest of this entry »

Apolo Anton Ohno Is Coming to AADCH!

Published April - 18 - 2013


Every time Apolo Anton Ohno took to the ice in the summer of 2000, the symptoms returned: tightness in his chest, intense coughing, difficulty breathing.

He attributed it to lack of conditioning – certainly nothing to see a doctor about, or so he thought. Symptoms only worsened and it took him longer to recover after a workout.

It was a critical juncture in Ohno’s career as one of America’s top short-track speed skaters. He was training for the 2002 Winter Games when respiratory tests during 9-lap time trials revealed a significant drop-off in his breathing capacity.

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Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill 2013

Published April - 16 - 2013


MAY 9, 2013 – JOIN US!!

Congressional Briefing, 9-10 am, Rm B338, Rayburn House Office Building — “Evidence-Based Asthma and Anaphylaxis Care Saves Lives and Money”
See speakers here
Guest Speaker: Apolo Anton Ohno

Allergy & Asthma Health Fair, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, Rayburn Foyer (first floor)
Free asthma and allergy screenings/interactive anaphylaxis and EIB demonstrations/”Bike Buddies” gifts for kids

Program Details

It’s no secret: Allergy and asthma families embrace solutions that offer freedom from symptoms, eliminate needless hardships and reduce wasteful spending.


In fact, we don’t accept bland very well. We are motivated to use whatever tools we can in order to get where we want to be when we want to be there. That’s exactly what “My Personal Allergy & Asthma Guide” delivers. Read the rest of this entry »

AANMA & Announce Partnership

Published March - 18 - 2013

Successfully overcoming allergies and asthma begins with knowledge and understanding, and you can never have enough trusted resources for the best information and products available. This is why Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) Read the rest of this entry »


New York residents: join AANMA in supporting Senate Bill 2210 and Assembly Bill 2566 to permit students to carry and self-administer prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors during the school day.

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McLEAN, VA, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 – Meth addiction is a worldwide epidemic of unimaginable proportions, with an estimated 15,000 deaths in the United States alone last year. States with prescription-only pseudoephedrine laws show a decrease in meth labs, Read the rest of this entry »

McLEAN, VA, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 – Valentine’s Day often revolves around food—perhaps a dinner date at a nice restaurant or a box of chocolates for a loved one.  If you or a loved one has life-threatening food allergies, are you prepared? Preventing anaphylaxis requires the skill to ask questions about ingredients Read the rest of this entry »

Free 2013 Calendar If You Join Today

Published February - 14 - 2013

Check out AANMA’s “Fun, Fit and Breathing Free” Calendar featuring so many ways to get moving and grooving that you’ll find it difficult to sit still even with asthma and exercise-induced-bronchospasm. It’s free to new AANMA members, so join today!!! Read the rest of this entry »