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2014-07-10 20:22:35

VIENNA, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, invites you to join its "2014 Venom Allergy 101" webinar on July 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. EST. This webinar is perfect for the summer as stinging insects abound in outdoor areas. Learn how to protect yourself from stings as well as how to respond and treat a potential allergic reaction. Venom allergies are caused by five types of insects: honey bees,...

2014-06-28 12:56:04

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Study shows caregivers' allergy perceptions not always accurate It's tough being the parent of a child with food allergies. Constant vigilance is needed for everything your child eats, when a single food item containing a hidden ingredient can be fatal. Although worry is a factor for anyone caring for a child with food allergies, according to a study published in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the...

2014-05-27 14:51:13

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Allergists warn e-smokers of unknown risks Caveat emptor – or "buyer beware" holds true when it comes to the unknown health effects of e-cigarettes. An article in the June issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), examines risks, including the ongoing dependence on nicotine and the dual use of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes....

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...

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.,...

2013-11-07 13:16:09

The greatest allergy myths and misconceptions, debunked From gluten allergy and hypoallergenic pets, to avoiding the flu shot because of an egg allergy, there are a lot of common myths and misconceptions about allergies. Many might be shocking due to a great deal of false information in the media and on the Internet. And some of the misconceptions can be damaging to your health if vaccinations are skipped and extreme dietary avoidances are taken. But where did all of these...

2013-10-02 10:19:12

Newest research shows no increased danger All children should have flu shots, even if they have an egg allergy, and it's now safe to get them without special precautions. This finding is from the latest update on the safety of the flu vaccine for allergic patients, published in the October issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the official journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). The current recommendation from the CDC's Advisory...

2013-07-10 12:50:52

Study highlights importance of doctors asking parents, children about asthma symptoms The allergist's office might not be a child's favorite place to visit, but it is a place where they should be able to say how their asthma makes them feel. While children might rely on parents to tell their doctor about how they are feeling, according to a study released today, children should do most of the talking. The study, published in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology,...


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