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Re: New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

SavaayMOM ·
Thank you for creating this report and keeping track of how each of the states are working towards supporting our children who have food allergies and asthma. I have added a link to your report on the blogs I am writing on the GreenwichPatch and the NewRochellePatch. My goal is to create more connections and awareness within my community in Westchester, NY for families who live with food allergies. The links to my blogs are http://greenwich.patch.com/blo...eness-in-westchester and...
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Re: New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

Lynda ·
You are welcome! We are hosing a webinar to go over the contents of this report, what it means to moms like us. More information is available here :
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Re: 2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

Abigail's Mommy ·
I'm honored to live in such a distinguished area. I'm glad they gave a shout-out to KFA.
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Re: Adrian

LSK ·
Great job teaching him about his food allergies!
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Re: Adrian

Kathy P ·
The RC car looks like fun! Welcome to KFA - have your found our Asthma forum ??
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Re: Emily "Every Moment I'll Love You"

Kathy P ·
Awwww....such an adorable pic! Welcome to KFA!
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Re: How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You?

Kathy P ·
Still time to enter the drawing! I got one wrong!
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Re: Marcello

CarmInCali ·
Marcello had had many severe allergies from birth. He has gone into Anaphylaxis shock twice in his life. Marcello is allergic to casein, all dairy, eggs, fish, seafood, grasses. some trees, some plants. He also has asthma do to his allergies.
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Re: Marcello

Kathy P ·
Welcome to KFA! Let us know how we can help.
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Re: Marcello

EAH123 ·
Super cool!
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Re: Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA hosted a webinar on epinephrine with two physician expert speakers. It includes information about epinephrine auto-injectors (available in the US), how epinephrine treats anaphylaxis, how to use your auto-injector, and other key facts about the drug. Additionally, they answered questions from the audience concerning temperature, antihistamines, accidental injections and more. You can watch the video below: Link to mobile-optimized video
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Re: Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

chocoholic02 ·
thanks, I learned a lot from the blog.
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Re: Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

Kathy P ·
Glad it was helpful! Welcome to KFA!
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Re: Latest Mobile Tech Devices Look to Improve Food Allergy, Asthma Safety

Kathy P ·
Wow - both look pretty cool!
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Enterovirus D-68: Take Precautions for Kids with Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
With kids back in school, the fall illness season has begun. An outbreak of the rare enterovirus (EV D-68) is hospitalizing kids across the country. Most people who are infected do not need to seek medical care and will experience cold-like symptoms,...
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Facebook Chat: School Accommodations for Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Kids With Food Allergies for a back-to-school Facebook chat. Attorney, author and food allergy advocate Laurel Francoeur, Esq., will answer your questions on how to send your child with asthma and food allergies back to school with the right accommodations to keep them safe.
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FDA Approves New Flu Treatment

KFA News Team ·
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza (flu) in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.
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Exposure to Certain Air Pollution Linked to IgE and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Exposure to Certain Airborne Chemicals Linked to Immune System Effects and Asthma Diagnosis in Children SAN ANTONIO, TX – Outside air pollutants are a known trigger of asthma, the most common chronic disease in children according to the World...
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Appoints Kenneth Mendez as CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has appointed Kenneth Mendez as its president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, 2018. Mendez has built his career in senior leadership by successfully growing the reach of numerous non-profit organizations, a track record he now brings to AAFA in support of its mission to improve the health and quality of life for more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies.
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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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Asthma and Poverty in Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma is a disease that disproportionately affects those in poverty, especially children. Link to original story The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is very focused on raising awareness of how poverty and environmental triggers...
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Asthma Inhaler Dose Counters Reduce Visits to Emergency Room

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ACAAI Annual Meeting November 2013 — Inhaler Dose Counters Reduce Visits to EDA study shows asthma inhalers that contain dose counters reduce trips to the hospital (for asthma) by 49%; with an even more dramatic affect on those with...
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Bill Introduced to Encourage Schools to Stock Quick-Relief Asthma Medicines

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, H.R. 2285, was filed on May 2, 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill would require states to also have laws that allow schools to keep asthma quick-relief medicines on hand. Learn more about this bill and how to get involved.
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Can Early Childhood Allergies Predict Risks for Asthma?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Researchers identify children at risk for developing asthma by tracking their allergic patterns   Houston, TX – Researchers have been closely following children from the Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study birth cohort and...
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Congress Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Recognize Awareness Month

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! To recognize the importance of spreading awareness, the co-chairs of the Congressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus have introduced a bipartisan resolution to officially recognize May as Awareness...
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DATELINE NBC: Children in Poverty More Likely to Die from Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Link to full video Dateline NBC investigates the disparity in asthma diagnosis and treatment for children in poverty. Their investigation revealed shocking reasons why these kids are more at risk: landlord neglect in building maintenance.
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Help Others See Beyond Food Allergies During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Each May since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to teaching others about asthma and allergies to create more awareness and understanding. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. May 12-18, 2019, is also Food Allergy Awareness Week. During this week, we focus on spreading information about what it’s like to manage food allergies and raise awareness about anaphylaxis,
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How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Take and share our " How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You? " quiz! It is a quick way to find out how much you know about food allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma and other allergic diseases. You'll be entered to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card and earn bonus...
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10 Years of Keeping Kids With Food Allergies Safe and Healthy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  It’s hard to believe that Kids With Food Allergies is celebrating its 10th anniversary. We opened our doors on February 28, 2005, offering online support, web-based education and recipe help for families.   Through a merger in...
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2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There’s More to Asthma than Meets the Air (May 8, 2013) Nearly 25 million people right here in the U.S. are living with asthma, a chronic disease of the airways in the lungs. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are...
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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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2019 State Honor Roll: Does Your State Have Policies to Protect Children With Food Allergies and Asthma?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
States that have policies in place to protect children with allergies and asthma made our 2019 State Honor Roll™ of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools (SHR). In the SHR, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) identifies states that have comprehensive laws and policies aimed at keeping children with asthma and allergies healthy at school. (KFA is a division of AAFA.)
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5 Images to Share for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergy Awareness Week is here! May 12-18, we focus on spreading information about what it’s like to manage food allergies and prevent and treat anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. To help you spread awareness about food allergies, we've created the following graphics for you to share.
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A Collaborative Effort to Provide Disaster Relief for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Karen Harris has managed allergies all her life. She was diagnosed with a tree nut allergy and oral allergy syndrome as a child. As an adult, she developed asthma and a soy allergy . She has three kids between the ages of 10 and 23. They all have asthma and/or allergies. Her oldest daughter, Lauryn, is also allergic to tree nuts. Her son, Layne, is allergic to insects. And her youngest daughter, Mika, is allergic to tree nuts , milk , eggs , most grains and some seeds. They all carry...
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A Promising Life Cut Short

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Cameron Jean-Pierre passed away on January 1, 2019, at 11 years old when he inhaled airborne proteins of cooking fish. His parents, Steven and Jody, had no idea that just inhaling the protein could cause this tragedy.
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A Review of State School Policies for Protecting Kids with Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on September 10, 2013 featuring guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, VP of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, co-founder of...
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AAFA Announces the Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Spring Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2019 Spring Allergy Capitals™ report ranking the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for spring allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Co-Sponsored Report Provides Recommendations for Food Allergy Research, Treatment, and Policy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
[Press Release] PR Contact: Adam Bailine, Vice President, Marketing & Communications (202) 466-7643, ext. 254 abailine@aafa.org AAFA Co-Sponsored Report Provides Recommendations for Food Allergy Research, Treatment, and Policy With support from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine releases a monumental report that makes recommendations to increase our understanding of and approaches to food allergies November...
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AAFA Explains "Pollen Tsunami" to Daily Show's Jon Stewart

Melanie Carver ·
Have you ever wondered why every year the news media appears to portray the springtime allergy season as “the worst allergy season ever?” Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, asked that same question. In classic Daily...
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AAFA Releases 2018 Asthma Capitals Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Asthma Capitals™ report. This report ranks the top 100 cities in the U.S. where it’s challenging to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. More than 25 million people Americans have asthma. And where you live can make it harder to manage. This report highlights the factors in cities across the country that can impact asthma rates.
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AAFA Releases 2019 Asthma Capitals™ Report Ranking the Top 100 Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma

KFA News Team ·
On May 7, 2019, World Asthma Day, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its 2019 Asthma Capitals Report™. This report ranks the top 100 most challenging places in America to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Releases List of States That Shine in Allergy, Asthma Management for Schools

KFA News Team ·
All children learn best in a safe, healthy school setting. It is even more important for children with conditions like asthma and food allergies.   Asthma is a leading cause of missed time from school. And students at risk for severe allergic...
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AAFA Supports Research to Address Uncontrolled Asthma in African Americans and Latinos

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thank you to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) for supporting a three year, $3.6 million contract to the Seattle-King County Public Health Department in Seattle, Washington recently awarded by the Patient Centered Outcomes...
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ACAAI Says Children with Asthma Do Not Need to Be Routinely Tested for Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Activity Book Teaches Kids About Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you looking for a simple way to help your child learn about food allergies or asthma? Ally & Andy’s Awesome Asthma and Allergy Activities book teaches children through fun characters, coloring pages and puzzles you and your child can do together. PDF and Print versions available.
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Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Conditions that coexist with food allergy  - Asthma:  Asthma and food allergy often coexist in children and adults. Food allergy is associated with severe asthma.  Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Risk Factors for Severity of Allergic Reactions to Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  The severity of allergic reactions to foods is due to many factors and is variable.  The severity of a reaction cannot be accurately predicted by the degree of severity of past reactions, nor by the level of blood levels for...
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Urgent: Food Allergy Research is At Risk

Kids With Food Allergies ·
From our friends at Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) - they are doing important work at the federal level to fight for funding for food allergy research! Please follow the instructions below to get involved to electronically send a...
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Free Webinar: Back to School with Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
About This Event RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device Now is the time to prepare and plan for the next school year! Learn how...
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Free Webinar: Pioneering Medical Perspectives on Childhood Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pioneering Medical Perspectives on Childhood Asthma Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the American Thoracic Society for a Webinar on October 8. 2014   Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: ...
 
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