February 2016 Outreach Publications


Allergic to Penicillin? Get Tested
Recent studies show many people who believe they are allergic to penicillin are actually not. An Allergy & Asthma Network staffer underwent testing and shares her story. Read more

Asthma-Autism Link?
Recent research speculates about a connection between certain asthma medications and autism. Not so fast, say asthma specialists. Read more

Ask the Allergist: Immunotherapy
“What factors should I consider when deciding which immunotherapy option — allergy shots or tablets — is best for me?” Allergist Bobby Q. Lanier weighs in. 

Quit Smoking For Good
Cigarette smoke is a common asthma trigger. Want to quit — or help a family member quit? Pat Bass, MD, discusses nicotine replacement therapy. Read more | CDC Tips

Asthma Care Survey
Patients: Help identify trends in asthma care and influence future policy by taking our short survey. You’ll be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 3 HP touchscreen laptops with 500GB hard drive.

Primed for Food Allergy at Birth?
Why some children develop food allergy remains a mystery. A recent study indicates the presence of hyperactive immune cells at birth could be a reason. Read more

Join Us in L.A.
We’re traveling to the west coast for AAAAI’s annual meeting March 4-7. Visit us in the exhibit hall at Booth 531 for information, resources and more!

Support the Clean Power Plan
Allergy & Asthma Network disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Feb. 9 to halt implementation of the Clean Power Plan, saying “immediate action is needed” to curtail health impacts of climate change. Read more

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