Tagged With "AAFA's Ask the Allergist"

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Tech Is a Good Prescription for People with Asthma and Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Online Patient Education and Engagement Platforms Help the Asthma and Allergy Foundation Address Old Problems with Modern Tools WASHINGTON , Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has recently launched a twin set of online education and engagement platforms that are new weapons in the fight against old foes – asthma and allergies. And it's aimed right where patients and families spend their time seeking information and...
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AAFA Announces Departure of CEO Dr. Cary Sennett

Kids With Food Allergies ·
April 3, 2017, Landover, MD – Today, the Board of Directors of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announces the departure of Dr. Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, FACP. “It is with extreme gratitude that I thank Dr. Sennett for his service to the asthma and allergy community,” said Board Chair, Heidi Bayer. “Dr. Sennett helped us create a vision for the future of AAFA which puts our constituents in the forefront of every program and policy decision with a goal of helping them to live a lif
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AAFA Attending Federal Summit on Improving Health and Access to Medication

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  The president and chief executive officer of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will represent patients with these conditions at an invitation-only forum examining access to prescription drugs.   Cary Sennett, MD, PhD,...
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Re: Join Us for the Release of a Monumental Food Allergy Report

Allison ·
If you missed the webinar, or want to listen again, you can find the recording here: http://nationalacademies.org/h...ies/2016-NOV-30.aspx
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NJ Governor Signs Law Allowing Access to Epinephrine in Public Places

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations, New Jersey! Governor Christie has signed a bill into law expanding access to epinephrine auto-injectors in public places. What does this mean for you? Under the law, a person who has completed a training program will be allowed to give epinephrine to anyone experiencing a severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis . Certain public places and businesses (such as restaurants, amusement parks, theaters, camps, etc.) will be allowed to have auto-injectors available for food...
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Join Us for the Release of a Monumental Food Allergy Report

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you have a child with food allergies, finding resources to help keep your family safe is a top priority. That's why we at AAFA are proud to have co-sponsored a report with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that recommends ways to increase our understanding of and approaches to food allergies so that we can keep children safe. This exciting report, “Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy: Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, and...
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You're Invited to an Important Food Allergy Research Meeting

Kids With Food Allergies ·
An important public workshop about food allergy is happening soon. You can attend in person or listen live from your computer.   Where: Keck Center in Washington, D.C. When: August 31 and September 1   The speakers include board-certified...
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Skyrocketing Costs Are Limiting Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The recent surge of media coverage about rising medication costs has shed important light on the challenges of access and affordability that AAFA has championed time and again. It has also reinforced that – for millions of American families – access to medication such as the epinephrine auto-injector can be a life-and-death matter.
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AAFA Co-Sponsoring Important National Study about Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  The  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  (AAFA) is co-sponsoring an important study about food allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. KFA hosts the largest support community serving families with...
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AAFA Explains Potential Halloween Hazards for Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween is typically a time for kids to let their imaginations run wild and have fun with friends but for kids with severe food allergies, trick-or-treating can be difficult and dangerous. Children may accidentally encounter candy that can trigger an allergic reaction. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to ensure there is greater awareness and proper labeling to prevent allergic reactions.
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Re: NJ Governor Signs Law Allowing Access to Epinephrine in Public Places

Kathy P ·
Many states are considering legislation to expand access to epinephrine auto-injectors in public places where food is present – such as sports venues, summer camps, theaters, and restaurants. Learn more about this effort and find out the status of epinephrine stocking in your state: http://cqrcengage.com/aafa/epinephrine
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AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Are Cast Iron Pans Safe for Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Q: Can cast iron pans that have had allergens cooked on them be cleaned in a way to make them safe to use, especially in a restaurants?
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Tell the FDA to List Sesame as a Major Food Allergen on Food Labels

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is standing up for people allergic to sesame. We joined with a consumer advocacy group to ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add sesame to the list of ingredients that must be disclosed on food labels. Currently, only eight allergens - milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy - are listed on food labels . Allergens not on that list - such as sesame – are sometimes called non top-8 allergens. AAFA and the...
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Meet Heidi Bayer: Food Allergy Parent, New Chairwoman of AAFA's Board of Directors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In the earliest days of Kids With Food Allergies, a young television executive named Heidi Bayer turned to KFA to help figure out how to feed and care for her baby girl with multiple food allergies. She connected with KFA’s founder Lynda...
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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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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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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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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Elevates Patient Voice in ICER Review of New Peanut Allergy Treatments

KFA News Team ·
On June 11, 2019, in Oakland, California, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) and its California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) met to assess the clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for peanut allergy. The review examined two new technologies to induce immune tolerance — Viaskin® Peanut (DBV Technologies) and AR101 (Aimmune Therapeutics) — as well as non-commercialized oral immunotherapy (OIT).
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Hires New CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  (Washington, DC)  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) appointed Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, as President and CEO. Sennett was recently a Vice President at WellPoint, one of the largest health benefit companies in the U.S. AAFA...
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Re: Webinar: Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Video and Resources from the webinar: http://community.kidswithfooda...-video-and-resources
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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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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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SNOW AND POLLEN? IT MUST BE “SPWINTER” TIME

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report is a Reminder that Sneezin’ Season is Already Here Despite a Winter that Won’t Give Up   (March 31, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – So much for “out like a lamb” this March. Polar...
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Asthma & Allergy Foundation's New CEO Hits-the-Ground, Pedaling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patient Advocate and Avid Tandem Cyclist to Lead Change at Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.     WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Asthma and...
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Re: Join Us in Thanking Lynda Mitchell for Her Service to People With Asthma and Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
Thank you, Lynda, for your contributions and your service! Whatever your "next" is, I know you'll take it by storm!
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Re: Join Us in Thanking Lynda Mitchell for Her Service to People With Asthma and Allergies

Momofthree ·
Lynda, thank you so much or for all you have done!
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Re: Join Us in Thanking Lynda Mitchell for Her Service to People With Asthma and Allergies

Amy in Texas ·
Thank you, Lynda. I can't even begin to tell you what a huge blessing your work has been to my family. I'm very grateful to you.
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Re: Join Us in Thanking Lynda Mitchell for Her Service to People With Asthma and Allergies

Mother of William and Sean ·
Lynda, we have never met but your works quite literally saved my sanity when my son was first disagnosed (and at many points along the way in our journey). I wish you all the best life has to offer along your next journey!!
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Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On April 30, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) hosted a free webinar in partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) with guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc. We thank them...
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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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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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It’s Complicated: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Air travel with food allergies can be complicated. Each airline has different food allergy policies, if they have any at all. Because of this, it is important for people with food allergies to have easy access to epinephrine in case of a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis [anna-fih-LACK-sis] while in the air. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) advocates for airlines to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on planes.
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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: How Parents Can Change Laws to Protect Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   Because of strong efforts by food allergy parent advocates in the last 3...
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2013 Spring Pollen Capitals

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released the 2013 Spring Allergy Capitals report naming the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies during the spring. This year Jackson, MS came in at number one, followed by Knoxville,...
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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 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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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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Re: 2013 Spring Pollen Capitals

kandicejo ·
We are in the Louisville area. I've taken much more antihistamines and decongestants this year already. Ugh.
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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: New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions

ColoradoCarol ·
Yes! That is the one I was looking for. Thank you so much!
 
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