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The Allergic March: Can We Stop It?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The natural history of allergic diseases is referred to as the “atopic march” or the “allergic march.” Allergic diseases can have a big negative impact on a person’s quality of life and can be serious and even life-threatening. So, is there anything we can do to stop the march from progressing?
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Time Is Running Out to Get Your Gear for Food Allergy Awareness Month

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week are coming soon! This is a great chance to help others better understand food allergies. One of the best ways to do that is to talk with those you see every day. Shop our online store for conversation starters like T-shirts, teal bracelets and medicine bags in various sizes.
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Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CITIES THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY New list of 100 most challenging places to live with asthma highlights the burden nationwide, and it's not just about air quality WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- World Asthma Day comes in May when everyone...
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Watch the Asthma and Allergy Foundation on Lifetime Television™ in May

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many families with food allergies also struggle with asthma and environmental allergies. This month, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the parent organization of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), is pleased to bring you information...
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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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People With Asthma and Food Allergies Should Prepare Now for Hurricane Irma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many of our members in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas may be affected by Hurricane Irma. Now is the time to prepare, especially if you or members of your family have asthma and/or food allergies.
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Preparing for School with Food Allergies and Asthma (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, hosted a free educational webinar featuring guest speakers David Stukus, MD, and Michael Pistiner, MD. The presentation answers common questions about how your allergist can help with back-to-school planning.
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Raise Awareness, Understanding and Support for People Living with Asthma and Allergic Diseases

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Many Americans are not aware of the seriousness of asthma, and if you are one of the 22+ million people living with this chronic disease, you’ve felt the frustration of some people just not...
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Research Links Infants’ Microbiome to Development of Immune System, Allergic Diseases and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Results from Detroit Birth Cohort First Revealed at AAAAI Annual Meeting   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – A number of studies related to the Wayne County Health Environment Allergy and Asthma Longitudinal Study in Detroit (WHEALS)...
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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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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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Share a Photo to Show How Your Child Is More Than Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Show us how you are #morethanfoodallergies. Take a picture showing how you overcome food allergy barriers and live your best life. Upload it to our online community to enter. Three winners will be selected during Food Allergy Awareness Week from all eligible photo entries.
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Shop Our Online Store to Spread the Food Allergy Awareness During May

Kids With Food Allergies ·
One in 13 children has a food allergy. That's about 5.9 million children. So chances are you have or know someone who has a child with a food allergy. The best way to support them is by helping everyone understand food allergies better. Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . The week of May 13-19 is Food Allergy Awareness Week . It's a perfect time to educate your family, friends, co-workers and others...
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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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Generic Montelukast and Singulair Will Now Carry Stronger Warning Label About Possible Side Effects

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requiring a boxed warning – the agency’s most prominent warning – for montelukast (sold under the brand name Singulair and in generic form) to strengthen an existing warning about the risk of neuropsychiatric events associated with the drug, which is used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
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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 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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Which Common Cold Viruses Trigger Inner-City Children’s Asthma Flares?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Researchers identify common cold species present during asthmatic exacerbations, a first step towards improving asthma outcomes   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – Researchers are hoping to learn more about the rhinovirus (RV) by...
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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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Study Finds Asthma Linked to How Poor You Are, Not Where You Live

Kids With Food Allergies ·
It's been long believed that cities with a lot of low-income people have the highest rates of asthma. City living, or the environment, has been implicated in many studies.   A study published in the January 20, 2015 online edition of the Journal...
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Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Only 16 percent of epinephrine users and 7 percent of inhaler users got it right ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 18, 2014) - Millions of Americans with severe allergies and asthma are prescribed medical devices to help relieve symptoms and...
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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: 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: Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy and Asthma

nlar4 ·
That is for sure. I know because I have bad asthma! I didn't realize it was related to food allergies, though. Very interesting!
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Re: Free Webinar: Back to School with Food Allergies and Asthma

Lynda ·
This webinar is tomorrow - be sure to sign up so you don't miss it! 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 to make your child's year run smoothly by attending this free webinar. Presenters David Stukus, MD and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc are Co-Chairs of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. They are also frequent guest speakers on...
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Re: Enterovirus D-68: Take Precautions for Kids with Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you are on twitter: Join @AllergyKidsDoc and the gang from @nationwidekids for an #Enterovirus68 chat. TODAY 3pm. #NCHVirusChatpic.twitter.com/8PQNChhgAg
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Re: 2013 Food Allergy Webinar Series Highlights

Melanie Carver ·
Each webinar video is approximately one-hour long. I recommend picking out a few topics and watching some of these during the winter break. There is a lot of great information in these videos for parents, grandparents, teachers, school nurses, and support group leaders.
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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: Connor!

Kathy P ·
Adorable!
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Re: Connor!

Katie D ·
What a cutie! Thanks for posting!
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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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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: Quinton and Josiah

Super Momma Mia ·
Josiah also has EoE or Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
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