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Food Allergy Research Roundup 2017 Quarter 1

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Kids With Food Allergies will recap some of the top research in food allergies every three months. Here is a look at studies reported between January and March. Read about teens and food allergy, peanut allergy, secondhand smoke and more.
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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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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 Online Course: Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies, Chapter 2 – Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP: Enroll now! WHEN : Monday, July 24, 2017, 4:30-5 pm ET / 1:30-2 pm PT or Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 1-1:30 pm ET / 10-10:30 am PT WHERE : Your computer, iOS or Android device If your child, or a child you care for, was recently diagnosed with a food allergy , you may feel confused and overwhelmed. We have prepared a series of short online classes to help you know what to do next. This program is for parents, grandparents and caregivers. Join us for Chapter 2 of our Managing Your Child’s...
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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 Allergies and Risk Factors for Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP : Reserve your spot now! WHEN : Wednesday, May 31, 2017 TIME : 12 PM – 1 PM ET WHERE : Your computer, iOS or Android device To wrap up food allergy awareness month, join Kids With Food Allergies for an important webinar about severe allergic reactions. Sometimes allergy symptoms are mild. Other times, symptoms can be severe and result in a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Anaphylaxis is an allergic emergency that can cause serious, potentially...
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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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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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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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Updated Mylan Statement on U.S. Supply of EpiPen Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
[PRESS RELEASE] Our manufacturing partner Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company, continues to experience interruptions in the production of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors. Over the past few months, there has been intermittent supply of EpiPen at wholesalers and pharmacies. We are actively exploring several options with Pfizer that would help stabilize supply.
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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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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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Possible Epinephrine Nasal Spray May Offer New Option for Those With Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
INSYS Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that it has started a proof-of-concept study of two formulations of epinephrine nasal spray for the treatment of anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, with the enrollment of the first patient.
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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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Report: 150% Rise in ER Visits for Severe Allergic Reactions Among Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released a report called Childhood Allergies in America. The study showed that allergy rates among children increased from 2010 to 2016. The study looked at about 9.6 million U.S. with health insurance, ages 18 and younger. It found that 18 percent of these children have allergies. They looked at anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction), dermatitis (inflamed skin or skin rash) and rhinitis (runny, stuffy nose).
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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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Inside the My Life With Food Allergy Report: When Should a Child Receive Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In August 2019, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released their My Life With Food Allergy Parent Survey Report. The report highlights the significant social, emotional and financial impact food allergies can have on parents. Our findings also revealed that many children do not receive epinephrine when they are having a severe allergic reaction for many reasons. We asked Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral, to talk about these findings.
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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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Join Us for Our Twitter Chat on How to Prepare for Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) on Monday, May 11, 2020, at noon ET for a Twitter chat on preparing for and treating anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction . Follow @kfatweets and @AAAAI_org and use the hashtag #foodallergy101 to join the conversation. KFA, AAAAI and other experts will answer questions about: What is a food allergy? What is the best way to tell if someone has a food allergy? How can I prevent food...
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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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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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School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nurse school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms.
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Schools Have Been Able to Treat Anaphylaxis More Than 2,000 Times Thanks to Epinephrine Donation Program

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan N.V.(NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced its EpiPen4Schools® program has surpassed the one millionth epinephrine auto-injector donation through the program and that presented data at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting demonstrates the impact of and continued need for the program in U.S. schools. Epinephrine auto-injectors provided through the program have been used more than 2,000 times to treat anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threa
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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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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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New Allergy and Anaphylaxis Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed epinephrine as the first choice to treat severe allergic reactions. And to make certain parents, caregivers and others are ready to treat anaphylaxis, the AAP released its own version of a food allergy action plan . 1 Download PDF The recommendations were released in the February 13 edition of the journal Pediatrics . 2 The report stresses that it is better to use epinephrine early, even if parents are not 100% sure that the symptoms are...
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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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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 Looks at Causes and Outcomes of Anaphylaxis in Children

KFA News Team ·
Data presented at the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress found that reactions to peanut were the most common cause of anaphylaxis in pediatric intensive care units. Food induced anaphylaxis should be considered a serious medical condition and aggressively prevented and treated.
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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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New York Governor Signs Elijah’s Law to Prevent Severe Food Allergy Reactions in Child Day Care Programs

KFA News Team ·
On Sept. 12, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Elijah's Law (S.218B/A.6971B). Under this law, New York child day care programs have to follow guidelines for preventing and responding to severe food allergy reactions.
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New York Passes Gio's Law That Authorizes Emergency Responders to Treat Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
Congratulations to New York and the family of Giovanni Cipriano on the passing of Gio's Law. Gio's Law, S3247B, authorizes certain New York emergency service providers to be trained to treat anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, and carry epinephrine in their vehicles.
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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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One Child Teaches His Dad About the Importance of Knowing What to Do If You Have a Serious Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Parents work hard to teach their children with food allergies how to read labels and watch for reactions. But sometimes, the parents need a little help of their own. Austin helped his dad by making an anaphylaxis plan to help him manage his drug allergy.
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Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join KFA’s Campaign #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine to Show You Are Always Prepared for Anaphylaxis Everywhere You Go     Families need to take all symptoms of an allergic reaction seriously because both mild and severe symptoms can...
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Epinephrine in Schools: Free Webinar from KFA and AAFA

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR: Epinephrine In Schools: What You Need To Know Join us to learn why access to epinephrine in schools is important to children who are at risk for anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). We'll cover the four key issues presented by...
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Why the Weatherford, Texas, School Board’s Anaphylaxis Policy Is a Bad Idea

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is a common place for children to experience anaphylaxis – a serious allergic reaction. But the Weatherford Independent School District in Texas recently took a step backward. They created a policy that guides staff to give Benadryl® for severe allergic reactions, instead of unassigned stock epinephrine. But this goes against medical evidence.
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Will an EpiPen Auto-Injector That's Been Frozen Still Function?

KFA News Team ·
If you are one of the millions of people in the U.S. who has a severe allergy and carries an epinephrine auto injector (EAI) you may have wondered if it will still work if it gets left in your car in winter and freezes. Turns out it will still work, according to new research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.
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Windgap Medical Announces Partnership With ALK-Abelló for Its Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
Windgap Medical, Inc. announced today that it has a strategic partnership with ALK-Abelló, A/S ("ALK") to commercialize the company's epinephrine autoinjector (EAI) for the treatment of anaphylactic shock.
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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 Emergency Department Visits for Anaphylaxis Have Increased Since 2008

KFA News Team ·
From 2008 to 2016, the overall incidence of emergency department visits for anaphylaxis saw a 2.3-fold increase, with the greatest increase occurring in children under five years of age, according to a recently published article in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice (JACI: In Practice), an official journal of the AAAAI.
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