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Safe Travels

Published May - 22 - 2014

SafeTravelsCareful Planning Can Go a Long Way

 – Wherever Your Destination

When Diane, a 22-year-old graduate student at the University of Maryland, packed for a three-week study abroad course in Morocco last winter, she never thought she would need an epinephrine auto-injector.

Diane figured she had long outgrown her food allergies. She hadn’t had an allergic reaction to peanut since 2000 – when she was 9 years old.

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CSP2U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) envisions a day when people say, “There once was a disease called asthma.” She sees a time in the not-too-distant future when parents tell kids, “People actually used to die from eating peanut butter.”

What will it take to reach that day? A renewed emphasis on medical research, patient education, high-quality and ethical care, federal and community programs – and most of all, a commitment to patient safety. Read the rest of this entry »

Allergy and Asthma Day Capitol Hill

Published April - 25 - 2014

May 6-7, 2014

Join Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) on Capitol Hill as we gather patients, families and health care professionals to talk with Congress in support of our common goal — to end the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions.

Make plans to attend — and be the voice of change!

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Deception And Fraud In Allergy Care

Published April - 23 - 2014

FraudAllergy testing and immunotherapy schemes continue to pop up in primary care practices across the country, exposing patients and families to substandard diagnosis and treatment as well as raising the potential for fraud.

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Asthma Inhalers You Can ‘Count’ On

Published February - 18 - 2014

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In April 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance that could allow new generic quick-relief albuterol inhalers onto pharmacy shelves without dose counters, leaving asthma patients playing a dangerous guessing game.
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Dating Tips For People With Food Allergies

Published February - 7 - 2014

Dating_FoodAllergyVIENNA, VA, FEB. 6, 2014 – First dates bring excitement, anticipation, a few nervous butterflies – maybe even a first kiss – but for people with food allergies, date planning requires more than deciding when to meet or what to wear.

“Since dating so often revolves around eating, it’s important that people with food allergies Read the rest of this entry »

RSV: Much more than the common cold

Published January - 29 - 2014

rsv-ma-21_21What sounds like a cold, looks like a cold and acts like a cold – but sends more babies to the hospital than any other condition?

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV: the common disease with the uncommon name.

RSV tends to pop up in the winter and early spring. It starts as an upper respiratory infection, Read the rest of this entry »

TonyaCCMcLEAN, VA, DEC. 30, 2013 – Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization, is kicking off the new year with two exciting changes: the appointment of Tonya Winders as Chief Executive Officer and the relocation of Read the rest of this entry »

Your Best Holiday Season Ever!

Published December - 5 - 2013

 

DestressDe-Stress Your Life – The Best Gift of All

Lights sparkle. Cookies bake. Music plays quietly. And conversation flows around the dinner table. The holidays are here – the season for giving, and giving thanks.

The most wonderful time of the year? You can make it so – and asthma and allergies don’t have to get in the way of your holiday celebrations and family traditions, says Andrea Jensen of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Andrea and her children – including two sons in college (living at home) and a teenage daughter in junior high – have asthma. In years past, the hustle, bustle and good cheer of the holiday season has often been accompanied by stress.

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AANMA Hosts First-Ever USAnaphylaxis™ Summit

Published October - 7 - 2013

Collaborative communities of support. Improved strategies for people with life-threatening allergies. Greater awareness of anaphylaxis. And patient healthcare decisions based on facts, not fear.

These were among the central themes at the first USAnaphylaxis™ Summit, hosted by Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) on Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C.  Read the rest of this entry »