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2014-04-11 12:24:03

VIENNA, Va., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education organization, applauds its many volunteers and advocates who dedicate their time, expertise and passion to help people with allergies and asthma. "Asthma and allergies disrupt the lives of 50 million Americans," says Tonya Winders, AANMA President and CEO. "Our successful grassroots efforts...

2014-03-21 16:23:08

VIENNA, Va., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education organization, is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to improve childhood asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis care nationwide. AANMA will expand AAP's Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, a network of volunteer pediatricians across the country, to address allergy and anaphylaxis care. The goal is to...

2014-02-19 16:25:14

VIENNA, Va., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An over-the-counter (OTC) asthma inhaler up for approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) endangers patients by encouraging substandard treatment, according to Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization. On Feb. 25, FDA's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pulmonary Allergy Drugs Committee will host a joint meeting to consider a new...

2014-02-06 16:24:05

VIENNA, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 take a proactive approach," says Tonya Winders, president and CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading...

2013-12-30 16:21:25

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 AANMA headquarters to a larger office space in Northern Virginia. Located in a vibrant part of the business and retail district of Tysons Corner, Va. (8229 Boone Blvd.,...

2013-12-10 16:24:50

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading patient education organization, is partnering with the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAPA-AAI) as part of its endeavor to build the only multidisciplinary, patient-centered network of healthcare professionals focused on allergy and asthma care. "Asthma educators and...

2013-11-13 20:23:32

McLEAN, Va., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading patient education and advocacy organization, 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. "This legislation is a significant milestone for food, venom and latex allergy safety in our nation's...

2013-11-08 12:23:06

Patient/Caregiver Survey Reveals Education Gaps and Vulnerabilities MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nasal allergies serious enough for treatment with corticosteroids require diagnosis and ongoing management by board-certified allergists, according to a recent social media survey of patients and caregivers. Conducted by leading nonprofit patient education group Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), the survey is being presented in scientific sessions...

2013-10-22 16:23:49

McLEAN, Va., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five years ago, Tony Cook's asthma was so severe, his breathing constricted and his chest tight, he had to quit his job to focus on his health. Today, Cook is an avid runner taking aim at a marathon. Cook, 50, of Alexandria, Va., is a member of Team AANMA, a group of 12 runners competing in the 38(th) annual Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in support of Allergy & Asthma...

2013-10-10 16:27:23

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress continues to debate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Capitol Hill, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading patient education organization, has taken the lead in examining how the national healthcare law impacts allergy and asthma patients. "Under ACA, many people with allergies or asthma will breathe easier," says Tonya Winders, AANMA chief operating officer. "They are more...