Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

‘What’s New?’

stingIn Hopewell, N.Y., a historical marker commemorates the 1814 death of Timothy Ryan — the second known fatality in North America from an insect sting, according to the plaque. Two hundred years later, we still see at least 50 deaths a year from stings, many due to anaphylaxis.

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Spread the news: Two pieces of critical legislation affecting schoolchildren with life-threatening allergies in New York State are on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk awaiting signature. You can help complete passage of these bills by contacting the governor and encouraging him to sign!

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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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Navigating the Affordable Care Act

Published October - 10 - 2013

What the New Healthcare Law Means For Allergy & Asthma Patients

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, provides new options for health insurance coverage.

What does the law mean to parents, caregivers and patients with allergies and asthma? Many details are still being ironed out through Read the rest of this entry »

McLean, VA, Sept. 16, 2013  – Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) today announced that Nancy Sander, president and founder, has retired after 28 years serving as the nation’s premier allergy and asthma patient advocate.

“It’s been an incredibly fulfilling and always unexpected journey,” says Sander. “I’ve been blessed more than I can ever express and cherish every moment I’ve spent with families, medical care providers, sponsors, members of Congress, federal and state agencies, other advocates, staff and our board of directors because ultimately, working together, we’ve made a world of difference!” Read the rest of this entry »

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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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 »


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 »

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 »

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 »