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Survey Shows Gaps in Primary Care Doctors’ Allergy Knowledge
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. 21 hours ago
Two studies published in 2015 have shown gaps in physicians’ knowledge about allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) published a study in January 2015 . It found large differences in knowledge and attitudes about...
 
5 Most Popular Food Allergy Blog Posts So Far This Year
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. July 27, 2015 11:30 AM
  Which blog posts did our community members find the most popular in the first half of 2015? In case you missed one, or are a new member, here’s a recap! Our top five posts were roughly split between food and health-related articles. Cumin...
 
Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 15, 2015 11:52 AM · 8 comments
A recent media report said epinephrine auto-injectors are in short supply and/or not available nationwide. This report is incorrect. The report has led to panic among many living with food allergies.     Any such report is a gross...
 
Study Identifies Risk Factors for Biphasic Reactions in Children with Anaphylaxis
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 2, 2015 1:39 PM
Which children are at risk for a second, severe allergic reaction hours after the first? The largest study to date looked at these so-called biphasic anaphylactic reactions. It found 5 predictors to identify risk factors, a recent study reported....
 
5 Quick Tips for Staying Safe at Picnics with a Food Allergy
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 1, 2015 1:23 PM
In the summer, many people entertain and visit outdoors. For families with little ones with food allergies and other allergic diseases, this has many advantages. You are outside and away from other people’s kitchens or other triggers, such as...
 
AAFA Praises Supreme Court Decision on Health Care
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. June 28, 2015 4:52 PM
Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Good News for Patients   Landover, MD (June 25, 2015) - The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision that the Affordable Care Act...
 
Parents Give Variety of Reasons for Putting Off Food Challenges
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 25, 2015 1:33 PM
What causes parents to delay an oral food challenge for their children?   An oral food challenge (OFC) is the only way to determine whether a food allergy exists. Sometimes both the child and the parent can be nervous about eating a food they...
 
FDA Allows Peanut Immunotherapy Treatments to Advance
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 25, 2015 11:00 AM
  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed to expedite the review of a specially formulated peanut product. The peanut product, called AR101, is being studied as a potential allergy treatment. The status was granted after the company...
 
AAFA Co-Sponsoring Important National Study about Food Allergy
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. June 24, 2015 2:41 PM
  The  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  (AAFA) is co-sponsoring an important study about food allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. KFA hosts the largest support community serving families with...
 
Camps Must Accommodate Children with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. June 23, 2015 11:55 AM · 1 comment
Summer camp takes many forms: private day camps, sleep away camps, city recreation camps, or camps that focus on sports or art.   Many children enjoy and take part each year. For parents of children with food allergies, it is often another hurdle...
 
Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. June 15, 2015 4:06 PM · 8 comments
What happens if a passenger has an allergic reaction on a plane and tries to sue the airline? For one woman, not only did a court dismiss her case, but now the airline is going after her for their legal costs. Passengers with food allergies are...
 
New Guidelines: When to Feed Peanuts to Infants
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 4, 2015 1:16 PM · 5 comments
Since February, the food allergy community has been waiting to see how – or if -  a study hailed as a “landmark”  would change recommendations about feeding young infants at risk for developing a peanut allergy. This week,...
 
AAFA Explains
by melkorey melkorey is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. May 29, 2015 3:03 PM
Have you ever wondered why every year the news media appears to portray the springtime allergy season as “the worst allergy season ever?” Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, asked that same question. In classic Daily...
 
Milk Allergy Study Shows People with Asthma Should Be Included in Food Allergy Research
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. April 21, 2015 11:30 AM
A recent study showed some success in treating milk-allergic asthmatics with oral immunotherapy.   The authors suggested that future studies include people with asthma. That's because people with food allergies and asthma have a higher risk for...
 
FDA Gives Experimental Peanut Allergy Patch Special Status Designed to Speed Review
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. April 9, 2015 4:18 PM · 2 comments
The Food and Drug Administration agreed to review a skin patch for peanut allergy on an expedited basis following positive results of recent clinical trials, the company said Thursday.   DBV Technologies said that the FDA granted its Viaskin...
 
Springtime Allergy Season Is Underway – Tips on How to Cope
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. April 2, 2015 6:15 PM
Ah, spring – the return of crocuses, baseball, and, for some, itchy, watery eyes, congestion and other allergy symptoms. For some people, symptoms may be mild. For others, it may be severe enough to limit activities, interfere with sleep, or...
 
New Research Study Investigates Adversity and Resilience for Those Raising Children with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. March 17, 2015 11:06 AM
We are sharing this for a researcher at the University of Michigan:   You are invited to participate in a research study about potential adversity or challenges in your life as a result of your child's food allergy, and the way you cope or handle...
 
Study Shows How ERs Can Improve Care For Children With Anaphylaxis
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. March 11, 2015 2:17 PM
Children going to an emergency room for severe allergic reactions received more comprehensive treatment when staff followed formal care guidelines, according to a new study.     Specifically, they were more likely to receive epinephrine for...
 
Patients Need Better Training on Epinephrine Autoinjectors, Asthma Devices, Study Finds
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. March 10, 2015 10:27 AM
A recent University of Texas study suggested that new and improved ways of training patients on how to use epinephrine autoinjectors and devices to treat asthma are needed after finding that most patients continue to use both types of devices...
 
Mold, Moisture Damage Leads to Long-Lasting Respiratory Effects, Study Finds
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. March 9, 2015 4:03 PM
A Finnish study found that moisture damage in the rooms where children spend most of their time led to an increased asthma risk, according to a February 16 story published in the journal Pediatrics.   A civil engineer studied the homes of nearly...
 
 
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