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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. August 3, 2015 4:30 PM
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...
 
Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect (Video and Resources)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 29, 2015 7:03 PM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on July 28, 2015, called “Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect.”    Irene Mikhail, MD, an allergist immunologist at Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, Ohio, discussed: Why and...
 
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...
 
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,...
 
ACAAI Says Children with Asthma Do Not Need to Be Routinely Tested for Peanut Allergy
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. May 19, 2015 1:42 PM
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology​ disagrees with study findings that are circulating on the news and social media regarding asthma and peanut allergy. The ACAAI says children with asthma do not need to be routinely tested for...
 
New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. February 27, 2015 11:55 AM · 9 comments
Why It’s Important to Read Past the Headlines -  Doctors Explain New Peanut Allergy Study   Editor's note:  The KFA/AAFA leadership recognize that interpreting the findings of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study is...
 
Landmark Study May Change How We Feed Peanut Butter To Infants
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. February 23, 2015 4:30 PM
High-Risk Infants Fed Peanuts Developed Allergy At Lower Rate Than Other Babies - Study May Pave Way for New Prevention Strategies   Feeding peanut butter to infants at risk for developing peanut allergies prevented those same babies from...
 
What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. January 22, 2015 2:11 PM
Epinephrine is the only treatment for a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis (an-a-PHUL-axis). Epinephrine comes in the form of easy-to-use auto-injectors. It is only available through a prescription by your doctor. Each prescription comes...
 
Can Parents Prevent Their Babies From Developing Food Allergies - Video and Resources
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. January 15, 2015 12:13 PM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, hosted a free educational webinar, “Can Parents Prevent Their Babies From Developing Food Allergies,” on January 13, 2015. It featured pediatric...
 
2014 Update on Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. 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...
 
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 · 8 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...
 
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States (2014)
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 23, 2014 11:52 AM
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States by Angela Nace, PharmD Epinephrine auto-injectors are the treatment for anaphylaxis. Several epinephrine auto-injectors are now available in the...
 
Feeding Allergenic Foods to Babies and Pregnant or Nursing Moms
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. April 1, 2014 7:57 PM
Eat It or Avoid It? by Todd D. Green, MD, FAAAAI   Once you have a child who has severe food allergies and have experienced how hard it can be to keep that child safe, you naturally want to do anything you can to keep your next child (or...
 
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...
 
Using a Food Diary to Help Sort Food Allergies Out
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. January 6, 2014 12:28 PM
Is It Allergy? by David Hauswirth, MD, FAAAAI  There are times when a patient thinks they are reacting to a food or having symptoms as a result of eating certain foods. In these cases, food diaries – or, perhaps more accurately,...
 
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. December 5, 2013 11:53 AM · 6 comments
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges by Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MS Ed, RN Perhaps your child has had a known food allergy for some time, and now there's reason to believe that the allergy may have been outgrown. Maybe you're in the initial diagnosis...
 
Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. August 6, 2013 12:00 PM · 11 comments
This content has been updated for 2014 and can be found here: http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/commercially-available-epinephrine-auto-injectors-available-with-a-prescription-in-the-united-states-2014   Commercially Available...
 
Talking to Our Kids about Food Allergies: Children Believe Grownups
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 24, 2013 8:00 AM
Talking to Our Kids About Food Allergies: Children Believe Grownups  by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc  Millions of kids really believe that an overweight man gets dragged around the world in a single night by a team of flying reindeer, allowing...
 
The Future of Food Allergy: Developing New Treatments
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. April 23, 2013 10:00 AM · 9 comments
The future of food allergy: developing new treatments   by Michael H. Land, MD FAAAAI   I'm the father of a food allergic child. If you're reading this, I am guessing you or someone close to you has a food allergy. The minute you found out...
 
Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. March 25, 2013 2:33 PM · 10 comments
National Nutrition Month – March 2013 by Deb Indorato, RD “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” is the theme for National Nutrition Month 2013. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly The American Dietetic Association) created...
 
 
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