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Raise Awareness, Understanding and Support for People Living with Asthma and Allergic Diseases
by Kids With Food Allergies offline April 17, 2014 11:39 AM
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Many Americans are not aware of the seriousness of asthma, and if you are one of the 22+ million people living with this chronic disease, you’ve felt the frustration of some people just not...
 
One Mom's Story: Why Every School Needs an EpiPen
by Kids With Food Allergies offline April 3, 2014 10:00 AM
Sarah Denny, MD , is a physician in the emergency department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and also the mom of a boy with food allergies. Her unique perspective helps explain why every school needs to stock undesignated...
 
6 New Frontiers in Food Allergy Treatment
by Kids With Food Allergies offline April 2, 2014 6:55 PM
Dr. Robert Wood, chief of allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, explains what's next for food allergy immunotherapy to MedPage Today .  The article covers: Allergen Patches for the Skin Baking Foods (Heat Changes the...
 
Peanut Patch Could Be Game Changer
by Kids With Food Allergies offline April 2, 2014 6:45 PM
Now, doctors at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital and 23 other hospitals worldwide are testing what they hope will be a breakthrough treatment. It is a patch that exposes the wearer to small amounts of peanut protein through the skin. Over time, they...
 
SNOW AND POLLEN? IT MUST BE “SPWINTER” TIME
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 31, 2014 12:10 PM
New Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report is a Reminder that Sneezin’ Season is Already Here Despite a Winter that Won’t Give Up   (March 31, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – So much for “out like a lamb” this March. Polar...
 
Growing Up As The Boy with Life Threatening Food Allergies: Entertainer Kyle Dine
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 19, 2014 12:03 PM
Musician and food allergy educator Kyle Dine has grown up his entire life with food allergies. Under the helpful watch of his parents, he matured from a young child with a neon fanny pack to a teenager and young adult navigating the dating scene,...
 
Orioles' Pitcher Suffers Severe Allergic Reaction After Game
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 18, 2014 3:32 PM
Brian Matusz, the southpaw relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, went out to dinner after a game and didn't realize his dish had been cooked in peanut oil. Matusz, who has been allergic to peanuts since childhood, started to experience...
 
What is Best Way to Handle Lunchtime for Children with Nut Allergies? (National Poll Results)
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 18, 2014 10:16 AM · 1 comment
Parents of nut-allergic kids more likely than other parents to want a lunchtime without restrictions, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health   ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  Most parents of kids with and without nut...
 
Two Nevada Students Saved by Epinephrine Supply at School
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 5, 2014 11:39 AM
Wonderful news from the great state of Nevada: Two students' lives have been saved thanks to their state stock epinephrine law, including one on Feb 12th, when "an 8th-grade student complained of an inability to swallow, difficulty breathi ng, and a...
 
The AllergyEats 2014 List of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 5, 2014 10:58 AM · 28 comments
AllergyEats Releases 2014 List of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains Updated List Spotlights Restaurants That Excel at Accommodating Food-Allergic Diners  BOSTON, MA (March 4, 2004) -  AllergyEats , the leading guide to allergy-friendly...
 
Treatment Hope for Those with Multiple Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 3, 2014 12:58 PM · 2 comments
Asthma drug aids simultaneous desensitization to several food allergies, study finds "An asthma drug accelerates the process of desensitizing patients with food allergies to several foods at the same time, a new study by researchers at the Stanford...
 
Patients with Allergic Rhinitis May Have Lower Risk for Heart Attacks
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 3, 2014 11:24 AM
Patients with Allergic Rhinitis May Have Lower Risk for Heart Attacks SAN DIEGO, CA – Research looking into the relationship between heart disease and allergic rhinitis has uncovered a potential correlation. A study presented at the...
 
Pairing Xolair (Omalizumab) with Oral Immunotherapy Improves Outcome for Milk Allergy
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 3, 2014 11:20 AM
Pairing Oral Immunotherapy with Biological Medication for Allergic Asthma Reduces Dosing-Related Side Effects and Time Needed to Reach Maintenance Dose   SAN DIEGO, CA – Omalizumab is an immunomodulator medication, which means it acts...
 
Consuming Low Doses of Peanut after Being Desensitized with Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Can Produce Sustained Unresponsiveness
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 2, 2014 11:37 AM · 1 comment
Consuming Low Doses of Peanut after Being Desensitized with Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Can Produce Sustained Unresponsive SAN DIEGO, CA – Research has shown that peanut oral immunotherapy can produce desensitization and even sustained...
 
Increased Consumption of Phytoestrogens Linked to Lower Incidence of Wheezing, Asthma and Allergy
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 2, 2014 11:32 AM
Increased Consumption of Phytoestrogens Linked to Lower Incidence of Wheezing, Asthma and Allergy SAN DIEGO, CA – Is there a relationship between diet and markers of asthma and allergies? Individuals who had higher urinary levels of certain...
 
Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 2, 2014 11:26 AM · 1 comment
Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects SAN DIEGO, CA – Research presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) continues to provide...
 
Prior Food Allergic Individuals Could Be at Risk of Developing Eosinophilic Esophagitis to the Same Food
by Kids With Food Allergies offline March 2, 2014 11:21 AM
Prior Food Allergic Individuals Could Be at Risk of  Developing Eosinophilic Esophagitis to the Same Food SAN DIEGO, CA – According to a study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma &...
 
Why I Vaccinated My Egg-Allergic Child with Flu Vaccine
by Kids With Food Allergies offline February 18, 2014 3:22 PM
Jessica Martin, Food Allergy Sleuth blogger, scientist, and mom of two young boys, explains the recent reversal on recommendations for the flu vaccine, how it has been found to be safe for those with egg allergy, and her experience as a nerve-wracked...
 
Skeptics Add to Burden for Food Allergy Parents (Boston Globe)
by Kids With Food Allergies offline February 18, 2014 2:51 PM
A recent rise in the number of children with food allergies, media reports of desensitization treatments, people avoiding foods for lifestyle or diet fads, and a 2010 study finding that blood tests led to avoidance of foods that could actually be...
 
Asthma and Poverty in Children
by Kids With Food Allergies offline January 29, 2014 3:52 PM
Asthma is a disease that disproportionately affects those in poverty, especially children. Link to original story The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is very focused on raising awareness of how poverty and environmental triggers...
 
 
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