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2013-09-26 08:26:53

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PneumRx, Inc., a leader in interventional pulmonology, announced that over 1500 procedures have been performed using the RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC) System for patients with severe emphysema. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/SF06703LOGO) The RePneu LVRC is a minimally invasive device intended to improve lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life in emphysema patients by bronchoscopically...

2013-09-24 20:22:23

PHOENIX, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today advocates from the Arizona Food Allergy Alliance (AFAA) and representatives from the Arizona Asthma & Allergy Institute and the Alvernon Allergy & Asthma P.C., joined Governor Jan Brewer for the ceremonial signing of SB 1421 into law. The law allows schools to stock and administer epinephrine for emergency use creating a safer environment for all school-aged children, especially those who may not yet know they are allergic. Arizona joins...

2013-09-09 08:26:43

Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis(TM) Characters 'Ana and Phyl Axis' Teach Children About Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions and the Importance of Anaphylaxis Awareness and Preparedness BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mylan Specialty L.P. initiative Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis(TM) today launched a new tool, a children's e-book narrated by Emmy(®)-award winning actress Julie Bowen, to help raise awareness of and preparedness for life-threatening allergic reactions,...

2013-08-21 23:22:44

Assisi Veterinary Hospital wants to remind pet owners to get their pets vaccinated during National Immunization Awareness Month. Malverne, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and Assisi Veterinary Hospital reminds pet owners to get their pets vaccinated this month. It is very important to vaccinate pets against certain common diseases. Generally, pet vaccines are divided into two categories, Core and Non-Core Vaccines. Two core vaccines for dogs are...

2013-08-20 08:29:51

- Majority of Survey Respondents Reported They or Their Child Experienced a Severe Allergic Reaction While Traveling - BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new nationwide survey* commissioned by Sanofi US, the makers of Auvi-Q(TM) (epinephrine injection, USP), 65% of caregivers of children with a severe allergy to food, insect stings or other causes reported that their child has had a severe allergic reaction while on vacation. The nationwide survey, conducted by Wakefield...

2013-08-14 08:29:14

This Back-to-School Season, Mylan Specialty L.P. Encourages People to be Better Prepared for a Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ: MYL), today announced it is continuing the EpiPen4Schools(TM) program. In its first year, more than 20,000 schools across all 50 states participated in the program that offers four free EpiPen or EpiPen Jr(®)...

2013-08-09 16:22:13

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Perfect attendance is a real challenge for schoolchildren with asthma and allergies. Even so, many doctors, school nurses and parents believe it's well within reach for the millions of children heading back to school with these conditions. "Perfect attendance is all about preparation and prevention," says Nancy Sander, president and founder of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), the leading patient education...

2013-07-30 08:32:32

Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health "Honor Roll" as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With millions of children heading back to classrooms in the coming weeks, asthma and food allergies at school present serious concerns, but some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these chronic diseases. A new report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) shows that most...

2013-07-24 16:24:39

Patient education organization offers prevention tips MCLEAN, Va., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lazy, hazy days of summer may bring relaxation and recreation for many - but for insects in our midst, it's time to pick up the pace, build nests and reproduce. And woe to those who get in the way of their stingers! Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), the leading patient education organization for people with allergies, asthma and anaphylaxis, offers...

2013-07-01 16:25:25

Organizations launch interactive tool to support volunteer networks and state laws protecting students with life-threatening allergies MCLEAN, Va., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) and Anaphylaxis Community Experts across the country launch the USAnaphylaxis(TM) Map [http://www.aanma.org/advocacy/usanaphylaxis], an interactive web tool tracking the progress of state laws regarding emergency anaphylaxis...