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Food Allergy Testing - What You Need to Know (Video & Resources)
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  hosted a free educational webinar on April 16, 2014 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, MD. Dr. Stukus reviewed the different types of food...
 
Feeding Allergenic Foods to Babies and Pregnant or Nursing Moms
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)
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...
 
Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on February 26, 2014 featuring two of our medical advisors, Michael Pistiner, MD, and Angela Nace, PharmD. They...
 
Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know
Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know   This free two-page handout is filled with essential information for parenting a food allergic child.Understanding the Basics of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis (Severe...
 
Using a Food Diary to Help Sort Food Allergies Out
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,...
 
The Serious Nature of Food Allergies (TV Show Video)
Dr. Terri Brown-Whitehorn, pediatric allergist and assistant professor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Lynda Mitchell, Founder and Senior Director of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), and Michele Cassalia, Corporate Relations Director of KFA and...
 
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges
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
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States   by Angela Nace, PharmD   Epinephrine auto-injectors remain the mainstay treatment for anaphylaxis. Several epinephrine auto-injectors are...
 
Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide
Download this free quick guide to essential information for parenting a food-allergic child written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, chair of the medical advisory team of Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...
 
Talking to Our Kids about Food Allergies: Children Believe Grownups
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
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 about...
 
Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies
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...
 
People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights
New international study led by University of Michigan identified behaviors that could reduce anxiety, chances of allergic reactions Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction...
 
Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help
Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help by Karen Stickler, PsyD, MA  If nearly 35 percent of children aged 5 and older with food allergies are bullied[1], how can we prepare our children and keep them safe?Bullying is...
 
If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?
FOOD ALLERGIES AND CROSS-REACTIVITY by Vaishali Mankad, MD A food allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a food.  The most common type of food allergy results from the immune system making a type of antibody called IgE to...
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology released an update on Oct 1, 2013: Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot  The following is a blog post from KFA's Medical Advisory Team from 2012: 2012 UPDATE...
 
Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?
What You Need to Know About Diagnostic Allergy Testing by David Stukus, MD Whenever I meet with families for the first time and ask the parents whether their child has any food allergies, I often hear the following reply: “I don't...
 
Summer Camp Guide for Food Allergies
SUMMER CAMP AND FOOD ALLERGIES by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc School's out and summer is officially here! Many families will soon be sending their children to summer camp. According to the American Camp Association, more than 11 million children...
 
Study of Food Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis Management
A survey study of index food-related allergic reactions and anaphylaxis managementThanks in large part to the enthusiastic and committed members of KFA, we recently published an article in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (now available...
 
 
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