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Advocating For Students With Food Allergies

Every morning at Hollis Primary School, Ellen Lencsak, RN, visits “nut-safe classrooms” to check lunch boxes that students have brought to school. If she finds any food that has peanuts or tree nuts in it, or is processed in a facility that uses nuts of any kind, it is sent home and the school provides […]

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Latex Allergy’s Link To Food

“Latex allergy is serious and increasingly common,” says Maeve O’Connor, MD, board-certified allergist from Charlotte, N.C. Most at risk are health care workers, children with spina bifida and others exposed to latex through multiple medical procedures or surgeries.

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AANMA, American Academy of Pediatrics Promote Family-Centered Asthma and Allergy Care

VIENNA, VA, MARCH 21, 2014 – Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education organization, is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to improve childhood asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis care nationwide.

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Breathe Easy At Asthma Camp

Asthma camps offer children the opportunity to participate in fun, summer activities — scavenger hunts, swimming, rock climbing and more – while in a medically safe environment. Research shows that children who attend an asthma camp have better asthma control the following year, are more likely to use daily preventive medication, and are 33 percent […]

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Epi In the ER

First come the hives … just a little rash on the cheek. Then a tingly sensation in the mouth … and a cough. Were there nuts in that cookie? Is this an allergic reaction? Anaphylaxis? You don’t want to take a chance, so you call 911 or go directly to the local hospital emergency room […]

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The Allergy-Eczema Connection

By John Lee, MD If your child has ever had a severe eczema flare-up, you are familiar with the inflamed, dry, thickened skin and constant, intense itching and scratching. Fortunately there are ways to ease symptoms. An estimated 30 percent of the U.S. population experience eczema symptoms, according to the National Institutes of Allergy and […]

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Protected From the Flu – But For How Long?

Flu season is at its peak in February, and it’s expected to last well into the spring months. This season has been particularly bad – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), flu deaths have risen dramatically since mid-January, especially among young and middle-aged adults and children. The most common virus […]

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Proposed Asthma Inhalers Puts Patients at Risk

VIENNA, VA, FEB. 19, 2014 – An over-the-counter (OTC) asthma inhaler up for approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) endangers patients by encouraging substandard treatment, according to Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization. On Feb. 25, FDA’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and

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Asthma Inhalers You Can ‘Count’ On

  In April 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance that could allow new generic quick-relief albuterol inhalers onto pharmacy shelves without dose counters, leaving asthma patients playing a dangerous guessing game.

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Dating Tips For People With Food Allergies

VIENNA, VA, FEB. 6, 2014 – First dates bring excitement, anticipation, a few nervous butterflies – maybe even a first kiss – but for people with food allergies, date planning requires more than deciding when to meet or what to wear. “Since dating so often revolves around eating, it’s important that people with food allergies