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Asthma & Allergy Foundation says schools should stock allergy medications, Examiner.com
With as many as 6-million children with food allergies, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is calling for school policies that promote access to life-saving medications to treat students and staff who experience severe allergic reactions.

http://www.examiner.com/article/asthma-allergy-foundation-says-schools-should-stock-allergy-medications

 

Parents back bill to let Florida schools stock ‘EpiPens’, MiamiHerald.com
Thousands of kids with undiagnosed allergies to food and insect bites aren’t able to get a critical epinephrine injection if they have an allergic reaction at school. That’s because state law forbids school nurses from giving the injections to students …

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/08/3330639/parents-want-lawmakers-to-let.html

 

Keep tissues handy. Allergy season has begun. Canton Repository
Jodie Butcher a certified medical assistant at Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons in Jackson Township conducts a skin prick food allergy test on Barbara Winter of Navarre, Ohio. r_mb_0406_allergy0826.jpg · r_mb_0406_allergy0831.jpg …

http://www.cantonrep.com/newsnow/x846080069/Keep-tissues-handy-Allergy-season-has-begun

 

Getting Rid of the Food Allergy Fear Factor, Huffington Post
Fear seems to rule the battles between families with food allergy and those without. Parents of children with food allergies fear leaving their child with others, knowing that a life-threatening allergic reaction could happen at any time. People …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-ruchi-gupta/getting-rid-of-the-food-allergy-fear_b_3024674.html

 

Immunotherapy for kids’ food allergies is taking baby steps, Family Practice News Digital Network
Preliminary findings from a study of low-dose oral immunotherapy (OIT) for peanut allergy, for example, suggest this approach is an effective early-intervention strategy, Dr. Brian Vickery reported at the annual meeting of the American Academy of …

http://www.familypracticenews.com/news/infectious-diseases/single-article/immunotherapy-for-kids-food-allergies-is-taking-baby-steps/90b7ea7535c1c47f25318bc34f44428f.html

 

Kids & Food Allergies, ABC 4
Kids & Food Allergies. Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies and the number is on the rise. This includes one in every thirteen children (under age 18) in the U.S. That’s roughly two children in every classroom. The …

http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/gtu/story/Kids-Food-Allergies/oKTZJYCb6EWadLezRcimLQ.cspx

 

Controversial treatment helping food allergy sufferers, WSBT-TV
Imagine not being able to enjoy holidays, a baseball game, or baked goods at the office because they could kill you. That’s what people with food allergies deal with. There’s a controversial treatment changing lives and saving lives of allergy sufferers.

http://www.wsbt.com/news/wsbt-controversial-treatment-helping-food-allergy-sufferers-20130403,0,7236168.story

 

Weird Food Allergy Stresses Moms, ABC News
Peanuts and dairy products are notorious offenders for children with food allergies, but few parents and doctors are aware of a much more insidious food allergy that many in the pediatric community have never heard of. Tyler has food protein induced …

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/weird-food-allergy-stresses-moms-baffles-doctors/story?id=18843611#.UWRbCBlAvJc

 

 

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