Tagged With "Asthma"

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Re: Latest Mobile Tech Devices Look to Improve Food Allergy, Asthma Safety

Gina S ·
Does anyone use the "smart case" for the epi-pen?
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Re: Quinton and Josiah

Super Momma Mia ·
Josiah also has EoE or Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
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Re: Quinton and Josiah

Katie D ·
Super cute! Welcome to KFA! What are Quinton and Josiah allergic to? Be sure to check out our forums - introduce yourself, chime in, ask questions, etc. I think you'll like our babies, toddlers and preschoolers forum. We also have a a support forum for families with eosinophilic disorders too.
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Re: Quinton and Josiah

Super Momma Mia ·
Quinton is allergic to peanuts and egg whites and has asthma and eczema. Josiah however is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, dairy, chia, beef, wheat and gluten. He was also diagnosed with asthma, eczema and EoE.
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Re: Quinton and Josiah

Jen ·
Cute kids. Welcome to KFA.
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Re: KFA Issues Parental Guidance Warning About New Peter Rabbit Film

Nancy Sanker ·
Thank you for all you do for families coping with food allergies! I started a support group called Parents of Asthmatic/ Allergic Children in 1981. Gulp. My "child" is now in his late 30's, but we continue to be exceptionally food allergy-aware. I am appalled at the current movie controversy and am shocked that no one anticipated the resulting (and well-deserved) furor. So Sony has issued their apology. Now they need to fully demonstrate their remorse and fund an educational resource about...
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Re: A Promising Life Cut Short

caputtputt ·
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Steven & Jody! You will remain in my prayers. 🙏🏼 I can’t even begin to imagine..... With tears in my eyes from your story above, I think of our youngrst son who has both food allergies & asthma. Stay strong! And please continue to spread your experience with the world, so we can educate more people on the dangers of asthma & food allergies! Much love to you both ❤️
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Re: A Promising Life Cut Short

michabu ·
Thank you Steven & Jody. My heart goes out to you for your loss. There are no words. I wish you the best, and hope you find comfort in helping others by telling your story. It is such a tragedy. Cameron looked like a very sweet and promising young man. Heartfelt wishes for solace.
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Re: A Promising Life Cut Short

wg ·
I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. Thank you for sharing your story. Wendy
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Re: Allergies and asthma can’t stop this girl!

Momofthree ·
She is adorable! Thanks for sharing! Looks like she loves being outdoors. How do you manage her food allergies and asthma while she is enjoying the outdoors? Also, comment on : " What do people say when you tell them your family manages food allergies? "
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Re: Allergies and asthma can’t stop this girl!

Lindsey4 ·
Thank you momofthree. Everyday she starts the morning off with her preventative inhaler. If we are going outside we give her Zyrtec. We do not purchase any food that has or that is processed in a facility that has ingredients she’s allergic to. We never leave the house without her 2 epi pens and rescue inhaler.
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Re: MVP of my soccer team

K8sMom2002 ·
Way to go! We've got a discussion going on about " What do people say when you tell them your family manages food allergies? " on the forums. What ideas would you share with other members? How have you juggled a busy soccer practice schedule and food allergies?
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Re: A Promising Life Cut Short

K8sMom2002 ·
Thank you, Steven and Jody, for sharing your story and wanting to educate others. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
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Re: Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

Abigail's Mommy ·
Miss America has an America's Choice vote, and you can vote every day for Miss Delaware. If she wins, she can help shine the spotlight on food allergy awareness. It's very easy to vote. All you have to do is click on the link, select Miss Delaware and vote. No registration is required, and you can vote every day. America's Choice 2017
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Re: Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

kandicejo ·
It appears to be requiring a FB login to vote
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Re: Moms and Kids Host Play-In to Bring Attention to Need for Climate Action

StephC ·
Does KFA contribute financially to this event?
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Re: Moms and Kids Host Play-In to Bring Attention to Need for Climate Action

Momofthree ·
Hi Steph! No, they do not. KFA does host a table during the event.
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Re: Moms and Kids Host Play-In to Bring Attention to Need for Climate Action

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The location for the Play-In has changed to t he National Mall at 3rd Street NW and Madison Drive NW.
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Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A few years ago, Delaware passed a law requiring schools to keep epinephrine auto-injectors available. Amanda Debus, winner of the 2016 Miss Delaware pageant, was part of the driving force that helped get that law passed. Why was this stock epinephrine law for schools so important to Amanda? For the same reason that she has made allergy awareness her personal platform as Miss Delaware. Amanda knows firsthand that a severe allergic reaction to food can happen at any time - even if you have...
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Mold, Moisture Damage Leads to Long-Lasting Respiratory Effects, Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A Finnish study found that moisture damage in the rooms where children spend most of their time led to an increased asthma risk, according to a February 16 story published in the journal Pediatrics.   A civil engineer studied the homes of nearly...
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Moms and Kids Host Play-In to Bring Attention to Need for Climate Action

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On July 11, 2018, moms and their children will host the fifth annual Play-In for Climate Action. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will join Moms Clean Air Force on the U.S. Capital Grounds in Washington, D.C., to support action against climate change. The family-friendly event will have kids’ activities, music and speakers. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tackles Epidemic to Educate Public

Kids With Food Allergies ·
LANDOVER, Md. May 2, 2017 - For over 30 years, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) proclaims the month of May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. In the U.S., asthma and allergic diseases such as pollen allergies or food allergies affect over 60 million people.
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New Bill Would Protect Students With Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is asking Congress to support the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468). If passed, this bill would put important protections in place for children with allergies and asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health “Honor Roll” as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws WASHINGTON, DC – PRNewswire-USNewswire –...
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Patients Need Better Training on Epinephrine Autoinjectors, Asthma Devices, Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent University of Texas study suggested that new and improved ways of training patients on how to use epinephrine autoinjectors and devices to treat asthma are needed after finding that most patients continue to use both types of devices...
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Increased Consumption of Phytoestrogens Linked to Lower Incidence of Wheezing, Asthma and Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Increased Consumption of Phytoestrogens Linked to Lower Incidence of Wheezing, Asthma and Allergy SAN DIEGO, CA – Is there a relationship between diet and markers of asthma and allergies? Individuals who had higher urinary levels of certain...
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Join Us for #Asthma2015 Twitter Chat May 5 at 1 PM

Kids With Food Allergies ·
World Asthma Day is Tuesday, May 5.Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (AAAAI) for Taking Control of Asthma.This is your chance to chat with asthma experts, allergists and immunologists in the U.S. on Twitter! Dr. Dave Stukus, chair of the Medical Advisory Board of Kids With Food Allergies (a division of AAFA), and Dr. Thanai Pongdee, from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville,...
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Join Us in Thanking Lynda Mitchell for Her Service to People With Asthma and Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Today, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) honors Lynda Mitchell’s dedication and service to people with asthma and allergies. Her last day as Chief Operating Officer of AAFA will be on the first of August. Lynda will be pursuing other opportunities. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. “Lynda Mitchell’s groundbreaking formation of KFA in 1998 created a new benchmark in the patient-centered care movement. Her deep dedication and continuing commitment to...
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KFA Issues Parental Guidance Warning About New Peter Rabbit Film

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) cautions parents raising children with food allergies that some scenes in the newly-released “Peter Rabbit” film may be disturbing for young viewers with food allergies. In the film, a character with a known food allergy to blackberries is attacked with them. This leads to a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis and the need to use a lifesaving injection of the drug epinephrine.
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Latest Mobile Tech Devices Look to Improve Food Allergy, Asthma Safety

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Perhaps you already use your smartphone for grocery lists and calendar alerts for doctor appointments and meetings. Maybe you already use a wearable fitness tracker, like a FitBit, to help you stay in shape. What if your phone also told you and your...
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Love a Child With Food Allergies? Honor Them for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Honor your child by making a donation to Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) or planning a Facebook fundraiser. Until there is a cure, KFA will provide practical support for families. At KFA, parents learn how to handle difficult situations to keep their children safe and healthy.
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#Asthma2015 Twitter Chat

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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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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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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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Milk Allergy Study Shows People with Asthma Should Be Included in Food Allergy Research

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent study showed some success in treating milk-allergic asthmatics with oral immunotherapy.   The authors suggested that future studies include people with asthma. That's because people with food allergies and asthma have a higher risk for...
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Spread Food Allergy Awareness in One Click

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and Food Allergy Awareness Week May 12-18. All through May, our focus is on raising awareness about how food allergies are more than just a physical condition and they impact every aspect of life. Help us raise awareness about food allergies by changing your social media profile pictures and tweet food allergy facts.
 
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