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New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. January 15, 2015 1:21 PM · 1 comment
Knowledge gaps especially apparent for primary care and emergency physicians, often on front line in treatment for anaphylaxis   January 14, 2015, WASHINGTON, DC – (PRNewswire/USNewswire) A novel study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation...
 
Moms of Food-Allergic Kids Need Dietitian's Support
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. January 15, 2015 12:48 PM · 3 comments
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 18, 2014) - Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might eliminate...
 
Canadian Researchers Talk To Teens with Food Allergies About Staying Safe
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. January 15, 2015 12:38 PM
As parents of children with food allergies, we often come to the KFA Community when our kids are young. Someday, they will be teenagers and moving towards independent adulthood. But as teenagers, they are at a higher risk for fatal food allergy...
 
Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million to Launch Allergy Research Center at Stanford
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. December 18, 2014 1:36 PM · 3 comments
Allergies | Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research | Stanford Medicine Stanford, Calif. — December 17, 2014— Allergies, whether they are to food, drugs, the environment, or other triggers, have potentially adverse consequences for...
 
Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. December 18, 2014 1:31 PM · 3 comments
Only 16 percent of epinephrine users and 7 percent of inhaler users got it right ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 18, 2014) - Millions of Americans with severe allergies and asthma are prescribed medical devices to help relieve symptoms and...
 
Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. December 2, 2014 6:11 PM · 2 comments
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 2, 2014) – If you are one of the millions of Americans who experiences a severe allergic reaction to food, latex or an insect sting, you should know the first line of defense in combating the reaction is...
 
Update from AAFA President/CEO Regarding Clawson MI School Board Issue
by Cary Sennett Cary Sennett is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. November 29, 2014 12:38 PM · 2 comments
Thank you for sharing your thoughts in response to my letter to the President of the Clawson, MI Board of Education on Wednesday. I have been following this conversation closely, and greatly appreciate the time you have taken to share your comments...
 
AAFA Responds to Clawson Board of Education Member's Shameful Remarks About Kids with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 25, 2014 6:50 PM · 1 comment
This open letter to the President of the Clawson, Michigan Board of Education is in response to remarks made about children with food allergies by a board member at a recent board meeting .     November 25, 2014   Kevin A. Turner...
 
Study Proves Stocking Emergency Supplies of Epinephrine in Schools Saves Lives
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 14, 2014 8:30 AM
Study proves new policy works in large urban school system   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening...
 
You Might Be Allergic to Penicillin. Then Again, You Might Not
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 14, 2014 8:00 AM · 2 comments
More than 94 percent of patients thought they were allergic, but weren’t   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – Many people have been told, incorrectly, that they’re allergic to penicillin, but have not had allergy testing. These...
 
Walt Disney Parks and Cruises to Stock EpiPens and Promote Food Allergy Awareness
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 13, 2014 5:02 PM · 1 comment
Mylan Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Enhance Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors EpiPen® Auto-Injector Locations Designated on Updated Guide Maps and Signage; New Multi-year Alliance to...
 
Orange is Not the New Black: Just Highly Allergenic for One Toddler
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 13, 2014 4:48 PM · 3 comments
Study highlights first report of severe allergic response to orange   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – Many people don’t realize allergies and asthma go hand-in-hand, and about 90 percent of kids with asthma also have allergies. Even...
 
Best Treatments for Allergies? Some Doctors Don’t Even Know
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 13, 2014 4:25 PM · 8 comments
Study shows allergy myths are alive and well   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it’s not always easy. Some doctors don’t...
 
Indoor Air Pollution in Homes Wreaks Havoc on Children’s Lungs
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 13, 2014 4:19 PM
Children with asthma and hay fever often struggle with their breathing. Add secondhand smoke, kerosene and biomass fuel to the mix and allergy and asthma symptoms increase. According to a study being presented at the American College of Allergy,...
 
Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 5, 2014 12:27 PM · 1 comment
Dear Advocates, Thank you to all who took action to support epinephrine stocking in Pennsylvania schools! The bill HB 803, which allows schools to keep a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies, has been approved by...
 
Study Links Peanut Allergy to Skin Gene Mutation and Household Peanut Dust
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. October 27, 2014 2:11 PM
Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation / eczema Infants with a specific skin gene mutation who are exposed to peanut protein in household dust may be more likely to develop a peanut allergy, according to a...
 
2014 Update on Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. October 27, 2014 12:46 PM · 1 comment
Much has changed about the perceived safety of influenza vaccine in egg allergic individuals. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Allergy and College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology no longer...
 
Allergist Calls for Change After Saving Girl's Life During In-Flight Reaction
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. October 27, 2014 12:40 PM
On August 5, allergist Patricia Leonard was traveling with her three children on a United Airlines flight out of Dublin, headed home to Houston via Newark, following a vacation with family in Ireland. Two hours into the flight, the attendants had...
 
Feds Warn Schools On Bullying of Kids With Disabilities
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. October 27, 2014 12:31 PM
Feds Warn Schools On Bullying of Kids With Disabilities In response to an increasing number of complaints, federal officials are reminding the nation’s schools of their responsibilities to ensure that students with disabilities are not subjected...
 
Do You Have Health Insurance to Help Cover the Costs of Allergy Care?
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. October 17, 2014 6:49 PM
Open Enrollment Begins November 15th The next open enrollment period for health coverage under the  Affordable Care Act (ACA)  begins on November 15, 2014. By using the  Health Insurance Marketplace , you can compare coverage and costs...
 
 
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