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Camille- Age 2

Aria Allen ·
Camille- Age 2
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Prevent Allergic Reactions on Valentine's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent survey revealed that as many as one in three children with life-threatening allergies have experienced anaphylaxis on Valentine's Day. The survey also found that teens who date are at the most risk of a reaction as less than half of parents...
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Sanofi's Auvi-Q™, The First Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Is Now Available In The U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi Announces Auvi-Q™, The First And Only Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Is Now Available In The U.S.   – Breakthrough device design talks patients and caregivers through the injection process – BRIDGEWATER, N.J.,...
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School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Awaits President Obama's Signature

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act  Congress has passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one step closer to becoming law!  It...
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New NIH Video Helps Explain Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The National Institutes of Health (NIAID) has developed a three-minute video animation that shows how the immune system responds to a food allergen and what you should do to avoid potential exposures.
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New Study Shows Nearly 1-in-50 Americans At-Risk of Severe Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  DATE: October 21, 2013 FROM: AAFA External Affairs CONTACT: AAFA NEW STUDY SHOWS NEARLY 1-IN-50 AMERICANS AT-RISK OF SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS Anaphylaxis is More Common than Many Thought, Most Patients are Not Prepared October 21, 2013,...
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New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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NFL Vikings' Adrian Peterson Recalls Anaphylaxis Scare

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Last year, we reported that Vikings' star Adrian Peterson had been rushed to the hospital after a severe allergic reaction to seafood. Now, he's partnering with Mylan Specialty (maker of EpiPens) to launch the Anaphylaxis Preparedness Campaign....
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Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free webinar presented by Kids With Food Allergies on July 30, 2013 with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN:    Video is one hour long. Please wait a moment to allow the video to buffer before...
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Valentine’s Day Provides Families with Teachable Moments About Potentially Life-Threatening Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Basking Ridge, NJ, January 31, 2013 – Valentine’s Day brings the exchange of cards and candy, and marks a popular time for social events and dates involving food. But for parents whose children have life-threatening food allergies, it...
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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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Do You Know When and How to Use Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies?

KFA News Team ·
A recent study asked 859 families about the food allergy care they received from their allergist and pediatrician. Some of the questions were about the way they were treated. Other questions were about the information they were given. The results showed both good news and bad news. Most parents felt very good about their doctors Nearly all said that they were treated with courtesy and respect. They also said that the doctor listened to their questions and concerns. “I was happy to see...
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Study Finds If You Suspect Anaphylaxis, Use Epinephrine Early

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis) is a sudden, severe allergic reaction . It must be treated right away because it can cause death.   A recent journal article presented some issues related to emergency anaphylaxis care.   Diagnosis can be...
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Study Shows How ERs Can Improve Care For Children With Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children going to an emergency room for severe allergic reactions received more comprehensive treatment when staff followed formal care guidelines, according to a new study.     Specifically, they were more likely to receive epinephrine for...
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Study of Food Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis Management

KFA Medical Advisory Team ·
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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From Confusion to Confidence: Taking Control of Your Child’s Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 In this video, Heidi Bayer, a parent whose teenage daughter has a severe food allergy, shares her experiences and how she found the right resources when she first learned that her baby had a severe food allergy. Heidi Bayer is a board member of...
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Modern Family Star, Julie Bowen, Talks About Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Family Circle shares a Q&A with actress Julie Bowen who recently has been spreading awareness about anaphylaxis, a life-threatening type of allergic reaction. Julie Bowen's son is allergic to peanuts, walnuts and bees, and has partnered with Mylan Specialty to raise awareness through the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis initiative. "As my son gets older, I cant be with him all the time, protecting him. So, I need to know that when I cant be with him, the people...
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Mylan Specialty L.P. Joins Forces with Adrian Peterson and Jo Frost to Launch Anaphylaxis Preparedness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan Specialty L.P. Joins Forces with Adrian Peterson and Jo Frost to Launch Anaphylaxis Preparedness CampaignInspired by the millions of people who have made EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector the No. 1 prescribed epinephrine auto-injector for...
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Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q™, First Voice-guided Epinephrine Auto-injector for Patients with Life-threatening Allergies   Update: On October 28, 2015, all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled . Please visit...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Before Leaving Emergency Care

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Before leaving emergency medical care, your healthcare professional should provide the following:An epinephrine auto-injector or a prescription for two doses and training on how to use the auto-injector A follow-up appointment or...
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Six-Year-Old's Heart Stops After Eating Macadamia Nut Cookie, Life Saved by First Responders

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi-Q ® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery   [Press Release]   Company Contact Karen Sutherland Tel. : +1 908-989-0726 Email : USMediaRelations@Sanofi.com     Bridgewater, N.J. - October 30, 2015 - Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP).The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals,...
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Jacob Had an Unexpected Biphasic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
    Becky is walking for Kids With Food Allergies on September 7 in Plymouth Meeting, PA. She describes her son Jacob's experience on their fundraising page: He is anaphylaxis-free for 8 years and counting! Unfortunately, that day in June...
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Jerome Bettis, Sanofi US and Allergy Foundation Launch Severe, Life-Threatening Allergies Quiz

Kids With Food Allergies ·
– What’s Your AQ ? Answers Common Anaphylaxis Questions During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month –   BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional football icon Jerome Bettis, the Asthma and Allergy...
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2013 Food Allergy Webinar Series Highlights

Kids With Food Allergies ·
OUR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES TEACHES PRACTICAL FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT The mission of Kids With Food Allergies is to improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future...
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AAFA Supports New Bill to Improve Safety for Airline Passengers with Severe Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Families at risk for severe allergic reactions often find flying incredibly stressful.   There is no one national policy for airlines. Each company can set its own rules. And, families may be told one thing when they book a flight, and...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, can occur as:A single reaction that occurs immediately after exposure to the allergenic food and gets better with or without treatment within the first minutes to hours. Symptoms do not recur...
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Mylan Kicks Off Second Year of Providing Free EpiPen® (Epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to U.S. Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This Back-to-School Season, Mylan Specialty L.P. Encourages People to be Better Prepared for a Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty...
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Free Webinar: A Look at the Landmark Study Anaphylaxis in America with Dr. Robert Wood

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR! Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study for Parents and Patients Join us via your computer or mobile device RSVP: www4.gotomeeting.com/register/755375335 Date: November 18, 2013 Time: 4 pm Eastern | 1 9m Pacific ...
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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: Food Allergy Myths and Facts

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP:    Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2015 TIME: 1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device   Are you sometimes confused by the food allergy information you receive?...
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Mylan Specialty Offers Free EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to Schools Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Through EpiPen4Schools™ Program, Mylan Helps Schools Better Prepare For Students With Life-Threatening Allergies  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical...
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Georgia Training Its Teachers How to Treat Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Georgia is one of seven states that allows schools to stock undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). During a severe allergic reaction, seconds count.  Georgia schools are now training...
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Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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How NFL's Adrian Peterson Copes With Severe Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Last year during training camp, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson had an allergic reaction after eating his favorite seafood gumbo. Recently he shared with U.S. News how he copes with his new food allergy, how he prepares for anaphylaxis,...
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Food Allergy Facts and Myths Presented by Dr. Dave Stukus

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar featuring David Stukus, MD.     Link to video on YouTube   We thank Dr. Stukus, a board-certified...
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Food Allergy Safety is Priority One for Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Prevention and preparedness are important for every situation when it comes to children with food allergies. Since Halloween presents its own special challenges, we've taken the strategies from our Quick Guide to Practical Food Allergy Management ...
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Talking to Our Kids about Food Allergies: Children Believe Grownups

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Teach Children to be Careful, Not Fearful (Tree Nuts and Acorns)

KFA News Team ·
Anaphylaxis Canada has responded to an ABC News report of a mother requesting oak trees be removed from school property due to tree nut allergy. Food allergies in Canada: teach children to be careful, not fearfulLaurie Harada, executive director...
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Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Austin, our first college student winner in our  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine   year-long campaign. The Minnesota teen is allergic to peanuts, cashews and bananas. Austin and his family win their choice of $400 worth...
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Anaphylaxis in America Research Study Review with Dr. Robert Wood (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on November 18, 2013 featuring guest speaker Robert A. Wood, MD, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. Dr....
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Anaphylaxis: Severe Allergic Reactions (Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This free two-page handout is filled with essential information about anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Being Prepared for Anaphylaxis Common Causes of Anaphylaxis Knowing How to Treat...
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New Anaphylaxis Wallet Card from AAAAI (English and Spanish)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Download the newly updated Anaphylaxis Wallet Card from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The file contains both English and Spanish versions.Link to ...
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Antihistamines Will Not Stop Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. You cannot rely on antihistamines like Benadryl to treat anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. Epinephrine is safe and comes in an easy-to-use device called an...
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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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Ask the Allergist and Pharmacist about Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR:   Everything You Wanted To Know About Epinephrine And More RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 TIME:  7:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device...
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Asthma and Food Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus...
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Australia Tennis Match Interrupted by Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
Tennis fans interrupted the Australian Open to save a woman from a severe allergic reaction. Someone in the crowd tossed epinephrine – the first treatment used for anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction – from an upper deck to rush it to her aid. In the U.S., laws to allow access to stock epinephrine in public places, like sports stadiums, are beginning to take shape. New Jersey passed such a law earlier this month. Is your state considering a similar law? Check and take...
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Football Legend Jerome Bettis & Cookbook Guru Robin Miller Kick-off Auvi-Q™ Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Football Legend Jerome Bettis& Cookbook Guru Robin MillerKick-off Auvi-Q Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign - Bettis and Miller, Both at Risk for Anaphylaxis, Join Forces with Sanofi US to Introduce Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection, USP ) and Serve Up Allergy-Friendly Tips for Big Game Parties - Bridgewater, NJ January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Jerome Bettis and Robin Miller are teaming up with Sanofi US to raise awareness of life-threatening...
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