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Protected From the Flu – But For How Long?

Published February - 20 - 2014

flu1Flu season is at its peak in February, and it’s expected to last well into the spring months. This season has been particularly bad – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), flu deaths have risen dramatically since mid-January, especially among young and middle-aged adults and children.

The most common virus this year is H1N1, responsible for the global pandemic in 2009.

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$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 »

My Asthma and Allergy Journey blog

Published February - 14 - 2011

“No one gave me a crystal ball when my child was born. No one said: ‘One day, your child will be diagnosed with asthma.’ If they had, I could have prepared – read a book, taken a class. Instead, I found myself at the doctor’s office hearing the word asthma – and not knowing what to do next.” Read the rest of this entry »

My Asthma and Allergy Journey

Published November - 15 - 2010

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“No one gave me a crystal ball when my child was born. No one said: ‘One day, your child will be diagnosed with asthma.’ If they had, I could have prepared – read a book, taken a class. Instead, I found myself at the doctor’s office hearing the word asthma – and not knowing what to do next.”

That’s how Kathleen Elder felt when the doctor diagnosed her son William with asthma and she came to AANMA for help. Read the rest of this entry »

Take A Weekly Breather

Published July - 28 - 2010

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AANMA is thriving in the wonderful world of Web 2.0. Join us on Facebook and Twitter and our Take A Weekly Breather blog, written by AANMA Founder and President Nancy Sander. AANMA’s official blog is a hotbed of up-to-the-minute news and real-life stories, with a warm and friendly tone.  Read the rest of this entry »

AANMA Friends In Haiti: An Update

Published January - 26 - 2010

AANMA members Caleb and Debbie Lucien of Pignon, Haiti, send the following relief efforts update (click to read the letter from Caleb). Last week, AANMA sent EpiPen auto-injectable epinephrine to Haiti. We’re working with Forest and Monaghan to send AeroChamber holding chambers in every size available, and we’re hoping to secure medications for respiratory patients. You’ll see a list of urgent needs in the letter from Caleb, but remember, he’s only asking for the very basics. Read the rest of this entry »

Helping Hearts for Haiti

Published January - 22 - 2010

Within hours of learning about the earthquake in Haiti, we began efforts to reach two of our AANMA members, Caleb and Debbie Lucien, who live in Pignon, Haiti – about 90 miles from Port-au-Prince. Caleb and Debbie know about asthma firsthand from when their children were very young, and still Read the rest of this entry »

Plugged Up with No Place To Go?

Published January - 14 - 2010

The flu is decidedly not the only terrible bug going around this season. Call it the crud if you will, but whatever this unnamed thing is – it’s terrible. Many of us who haven’t so much as wheezed or sneezed in ages are now coughing and hacking or giving breathing Read the rest of this entry »

Garlic recipe: Boil whole heads of garlic for 8-10 minutes until fork tender. Slice in half. With half cloves facing down, fry in cast-iron pan with olive oil, salt and pepper til crisp, about 5 Read the rest of this entry »

Hooray for Councilmember Cheh!

Published January - 4 - 2010

The Energizer Bunny can’t compete with Sandra Fusco-Walker, AANMA’s Director of Patient Advocacy. She never stops! For those of you following the story, Sandra’s been working on changing state laws to allow students with asthma and Read the rest of this entry »