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Six-Year-Old's Heart Stops After Eating Macadamia Nut Cookie, Life Saved by First Responders
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 24, 2014 11:11 AM · 2 comments
Emily Hum, age 6, recently visited the fire fighters and medics who saved her life. She was not expected to survive when her heart and breathing stopped after eating a macadamia nut cookie.   The responders performed CPR as they rushed her to the...
 
Wet Wraps Cut Need For Drugs In Kids With Eczema
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 24, 2014 10:51 AM
  PRESS RELEASE   Study gives parents, doctors new options to treat painful, itchy condition
 
   DENVER, CO -- July 8, 2014 -- The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. Some estimate...
 
Study Finds Cause of Mysterious Food Allergy, Suggests New Treatment Strategy
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 24, 2014 10:40 AM
PRESS RELEASE Study Finds Cause of Mysterious Food Allergy, Suggests New Treatment Strategy CINCINNATI, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that...
 
Food Allergy Treatments Show Promising Results
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 17, 2014 12:00 PM · 1 comment
A report from NBCNews explains two new treatments being studied: multiple food oral immunotherapy and a new skin patch. The treatments involve exposing the patient to a small amount of their allergen and slowly increasing the dose to build up...
 
Food Allergy Research Update: Viaskin Study for Peanut Allergy
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 17, 2014 11:52 AM
Press Release: Consortium of Food Allergy Research Completes Recruitment of NIH-sponsored CoFar6 Phase II Trial with DBV's Viaskin(r) Peanut in Treatment of Peanut Allergy Leading US centers in food allergy involved in an NIH-funded CoFAR6 study,...
 
New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 14, 2014 11:25 AM · 6 comments
A Disappointing Reality: Many Families of Food-Allergic Kids Are Not Carrying Epinephrine by David Stukus, MD   It is a well-known fact that epinephrine is the best treatment for anaphylactic reactions. Patients or their adult caregivers are...
 
Study Shows Increased Anxiety for Parents of Children Allergic to Milk and Eggs
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 26, 2014 8:00 AM · 1 comment
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 26, 2014) - 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...
 
KFA Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Pennsylvania Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 9, 2014 11:16 AM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803 Last week, Pennsylvania’s State Senate Education Committee successfully reported a bill, HB 803 that would...
 
School Nurses Save, Not Cost Money, New Study Says
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 4, 2014 2:25 PM
According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association Pediatrics, having a school nurse saves a school money. Every dollar spent on nursing services, the authors concluded, saves $2.20 in medical costs and lost...
 
Adrian Peterson Calls for Kids to Join His Ready2Go MVP Team for Severe Allergic Reactions
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 4, 2014 1:28 PM
Enter the Ready2Go Draft with football pro Adrian Peterson! Parents and caregivers can go to  www.Ready2Go.com  to nominate their child or teen to be part of Adrian Peterson's Ready2Go MVP Team by submitting a short video demonstrating what...
 
Congress Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Recognize Awareness Month
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. May 6, 2014 2:24 PM
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! To recognize the importance of spreading awareness, the co-chairs of the Congressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus have introduced a bipartisan resolution to officially recognize May as Awareness...
 
Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. May 6, 2014 1:07 PM
CITIES THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY New list of 100 most challenging places to live with asthma highlights the burden nationwide, and it's not just about air quality WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- World Asthma Day comes in May when everyone...
 
Raise Awareness, Understanding and Support for People Living with Asthma and Allergic Diseases
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. 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 Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. April 3, 2014 10:00 AM · 1 comment
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 Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. 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 Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. April 2, 2014 6:45 PM · 1 comment
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 Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. 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 Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. 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 Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. 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 Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. 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...
 
 
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