Tagged With "Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano"

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Got Kids With Food Allergies? Tips for Babysitters, Parties, Playdates

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CELEBRATE NATIONAL ASTHMA & ALLERGY MONTH: JOIN US FOR A FREE WEBINAR! Parties, Playdates and Babysitters - Oh, My! Tips for Drop Off Parties, Playdates, and Using Babysitters and Caregivers In recognition of national Asthma and Allergy month, we are hosting a free online webinar (meeting) to help educate and spread awareness about how to care for a child with food allergies. Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano and Dr. Michael Pistiner will talk about safe transitions for children with food...
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Parties, Play Dates, Babysitters: How to Transition Care for Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free Video from Kids With Food Allergies Foundation: (Click the black square to view in full-screen) On May 28, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation hosted a free webinar with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano on...
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Hires New CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  (Washington, DC)  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) appointed Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, as President and CEO. Sennett was recently a Vice President at WellPoint, one of the largest health benefit companies in the U.S. AAFA...
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Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On April 30, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) hosted a free webinar in partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) with guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc. We thank them...
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Re: Got Kids With Food Allergies? Tips for Babysitters, Parties, Playdates

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There is still time to register and join us for this great topic!
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cheymom ·
Parties, Play Dates, Babysitters: How to Transition Care for Children with Food Allergies - Watch the video at: http://community.kidswithfooda...sthash.2RGlgtLi.dpuf
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Asthma & Allergy Foundation's New CEO Hits-the-Ground, Pedaling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patient Advocate and Avid Tandem Cyclist to Lead Change at Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.     WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Asthma and...
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Free Online Food Allergy Training for School Staff Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
AllergyHome.org Releases a Free Online Food Allergy Training Module for School Staff Nation-WideAllergyHome.org releases a free 30 minute food allergy training module consistent with food allergy guidance documents to help school nurses and health...
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Dr. Todd Green: Pennsylvania Must Do More to Protect School Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Green has written a special opinion piece for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette advocating for more awareness and safety protocols for schoolchildren with food allergies.Despite growing awareness of food allergy among the public and medical...
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Re: FREE Webinar: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergies in School (Part 2)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Arizona members please take note that this event starts at 11am Pacific/Arizona. Non-US members or anyone who needs assistance finding the correct time for their local time zone, please click the registration link--there is an option to click to display the meeting in YOUR time zone. Thank you!
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Re: Asthma and Food Allergies: Free Webinar for Parents

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma, Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis: Symptoms, Risks, Treatment (Video and Resources) If you missed our free webinar with Dr. David Stukus, we have it archived with a list of informative resources. You can view the hour-long video at your convenience. It contains critical information for families managing both food allergies and asthma. Dr. Stukus reviewed the signs and symptoms of asthma and food allergy, the risks associated when a patient has both diseases, and how to determine if symptoms...
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Anne Marie Sinasac ·
what is the date? Tuesday or Thursday October 15 or 17?
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Re: Asthma and Food Allergies: Free Webinar for Parents

Anne Marie Sinasac ·
sorry. Got it!
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cheymom ·
The date is Thursday, October 17. Sorry for any confusion!
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As Schools Boost Access to EpiPens, Do Teachers Know How to Use Them?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Link to video Dr. Dave Stukus, a pediatric allergist at Nationwide Children's Children's Hospital, and a medical advisor for Kids With Food Allergies, is featured in this video and article supporting increased access to epinephrine in schools....
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Live Q&A: Dining Out With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR: Dining Out With Food Allergies - Ask The Experts Register to submit your questions and then join our live discussion on eating out with food allergies. Our expert panel will answer your questions, share tips and personal stories, and...
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What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2

Lynda ·
What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2 We had more than 500 parents, educators, school nurses and physicians attend our informatve back-to-school webinar last week featuring presenters Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, and Nancy...
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FREE Webinar: Anaphylaxis in America - What Do Doctors Know?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP:  Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, April 21, 2015 TIME:  8 PM – 9 PM Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   A recent study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the...
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FREE Webinar: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergies in School

melkorey ·
FREE Webinar: What Parents of Children with Food Allergies Need to Know About Food Allergy in School Many parents don't know where to start when they need to send their children off to school with food allergies. Attend this free webinar and you will...
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Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Rainbow Cake Surprise

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For our final day of KFA's Cake Week, our guest blogger is Dr. Meg Edison from Speedbump Kitchen, who is also a medical advisor for KFA. Rainbow Surprise Cakeby Megan Edison, MD I’ve made this a few times now, with bright colors and with...
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People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

KFA Medical Advisory Team ·
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...
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Safer Flying Strategies for Travelers with Peanut Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Safer flying strategies for travelers with peanut allergies (BPT) - From bag-checking charges and unexplained delays to rude fellow passengers and flight attendants who are having a bad day, flying can be a huge hassle. If you're among the...
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Using a Food Diary to Help Sort Food Allergies Out

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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,...
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Startling Gaps in What Doctors Understand about Anaphylaxis (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies  (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  (AAFA), hosted a webinar called "Anaphylaxis in America: What Do Doctors Know?" on April 21, 2015, with Dr. Philip Lieberman. Dr. Lieberman was one...
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Wendy Mains ·
As the mother of a son with an anaphylactic alergy to corn I can't stress the importance of carrying the epipen at all times even when food intake is not planned. He has been tested thoroughly and his only allergy is corn so we know if he has a reaction then corn was present and his reaction occurs within seconds. We walked into a small hospital for a pre op appointment and we weren't inside for more than 3 min. and he had his worst reaction ever (the 7th one that year-corn has a nasty habit...
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Campbell ·
I was complacent. My 14 year old daughter was complacent. Eye-rolls and annoyed posture every time I asked if she had her epi-pen. She doesn't remember her reaction when she was 2.75 years old and there have been many, many expired epi-pens since. I used to say it was the best money I ever threw away. Until this year, I got annoyed. I was certain I had sent in an epi-pen in the fall for school. The nurse sent an email to all delinquent parents of food allergic kids. "Your child's epi-pen is...
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AMommy2TwoBoys ·
My son, wearing his EpiPen pouch above, carries his Epi everywhere, every time. He just turned 8 y/o and hasn't had a reaction in years... at least 5 years. His first was at almost 14 months old... Daddy gave him a Ritz Bitz PB Sandwich Cracker and he reacted... at the ER, they told us he is probably allergic to peanuts and to make that appointment with the allergist. We did and at 14 months old, he was diagnosed with an anaphylatic peanut allergy. Even though I used to be a nurse, I...
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wendy and Campbell, Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Sorry to hear about your children's reactions. What you have shared will help other parents! AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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AMommy2TwoBoys ·
I will certainly let him know. Thank you for using his photo... he was thrilled! Kimberly and Jayden Originally Posted by Kids With Food Allergies: AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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MMJMOM ·
I'm shocked, but not surprised as I know several people who don't carry the epi pens with them for their kids. I don't understand what good the epi will do if its at home and you are out. I feel as if my DDs medication bag is an extension of her. Wherever she goes, it goes. When she was first diagnosed several years back, there were 2 occasions I left it home. I turned right around to get it. To me, that is her lifeline. NOTHING is more important! I am equally as shocked with people whose...
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rose12328 ·
@ Wendy Mains-- I think I know why your child had to use his epi pen so many times in the ER/hospital. Hospitals are FILLED with corn-derived products. I am also corn-allergic. I found out the hard way, after a lifetime (I'm in my 50s!) of migraines, joint pains, spontaneous vomiting seemingly without a cause, I ended up at the big famous institution in Minnesota. The immunologist looked at the results of a basic saliva genetic test that I had purchased and had processed. He said I should...
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Kathy P ·
Wow Rose, thanks for sharing your story. My kids were both highly sensitive to corn and derivatives when they were little. Both outgrew it by middle school, but it was a real challenge to avoid and many just wouldn't believe where corn hid and that the highly processed stuff could possibly be an issue. Thankfully mine were not anaphylactic.
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Re: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Rainbow Cake Surprise

Abigail's Mommy ·
That is beautiful! My DD already asked for it for her birthday.
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Re: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Rainbow Cake Surprise

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Meg Edison was also a guest speaker in our recent Celebrating Birthdays with Food Allergies webinar, and so if you'd like to hear more birthday-related suggestions from her, you can watch our archived video.
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StephC ·
Thank you so much for your blog, Dr. Edison - I had no idea you were associated with KFA! My son (actually, my whole family) greatly appreciate all of your kitchen creations! Thanks for doing what you do.
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Re: Live Q&A: Dining Out With Food Allergies

cheymom ·
Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources) Watch the video at this link: http://community.kidswithfooda...food-allergies-video
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Re: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2

cheymom ·
Link to part 1 -- http://community.kidswithfooda...ols-tips-for-parents Link to part 2 -- http://community.kidswithfooda...hools-ask-the-expert
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

HowdyY'all ·
I have been on several Delta Airline flights recently where they announced that peanuts would not be served due to a fellow passenger's peanut allergy.
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cheymom ·
Welcome to KFA! We are glad you found us! We hope you will join us on the Support Forums!
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

Bea ·
I just wanted to add that I just booked a flight from the USA to Europe with KLM (Dutch Airline) operated by Delta. After purchasing our tickets I called up Delta to notify them about my 3 years old son's peanut/tree nut and dog allergies and I asked what their policy was to accomodate us. Just like on Air Canada, they ensured me they will create a 3-row buffer zone in front and behind us. They will not serve any nuts to these passengers. Good to know!
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

JessHK ·
In addition to taking common-sense precautions and increasing communication with flight crew during reactions, the study also seems to reinforce another critical need: to educate allergic individuals and their families/caregivers more effectively around how and when to use the EpiPen. Underutilization of EpiPen is not only a problem in the air, but also on the ground. Education can reduce anxiety (i.e. by shifting some of the focus from the problem onto a "solution") and lead to more...
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

jmw ·
Southwest allows early boarding for airborne peanut allergies- enough time for you to go and wipe down the seats and trays before everyone else gets on. They also avoid actually serving peanuts on the flight- they gave cookies and crackers instead.
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Re: People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

Francine Hezrony ·
What about allergic reaction due to airborne peanut protein? The Epipen works for a short duration until emergency room medical treatment can be given. What is your opinion for a long flight?
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