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School Nurse Advocacy Success!

School Nurse Advocacy Success!

AllergyHome is proud to introduce a true school health hero, Teri Saurer.  Teri started N.C. Parents Advocating for School Health and in 2 years they helped obtain 44 additional school nurse positions in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. They now have one nurse per school. Thank you Teri for joining us.  Thank you Teri […]

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Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness Pop-culture Campaign

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness Pop-culture Campaign

Inspired to empower and educate, we proudly present our  Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness Pop-culture Campaign to educate and empower adolescents, young adults, and the young at heart. Written by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc Teenagers and young adults are the highest risk group for food allergy related […]

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AllergyHome Food Allergy Awareness Week Elementary School Kit

AllergyHome Food Allergy Awareness Week Elementary School Kit

Food Allergy Awareness, AllergyHome Style Written by Gina Mennett Lee In anticipation of Food Allergy Awareness Week, we are excited to announce the AllergyHome Food Allergy Awareness Week Kit. This free kit is filled with resources designed to make educating your school community quick and easy.  We have […]

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Making The Case For Full-time School Nurses: We Need Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Champions

Making The Case For Full-time School Nurses: We Need Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Champions

Making The Case For Full-time School Nurses: We Need Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Champions Written by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc As we move forward with implementing policies to care for students with life-threatening allergies, it has never been more clear – school nurses are indispensable. Stock Epinephrine […]

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Life-Threatening Allergies, School Nurses, and You: The Massachusetts Journey

Life-Threatening Allergies, School Nurses, and You: The Massachusetts Journey

It is a great honor and pleasure for AllergyHome to introduce Anne Sheetz, BSN, MPH, NEA-BC. Ms. Sheetz is the former Director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, School Health Services Unit, and is a dedicated advocate for student health and school nursing. She has been […]

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Stock Epinephrine in Schools: Next Steps for Advocates

Stock Epinephrine in Schools: Next Steps for Advocates

AllergyHome proudly introduces our guest contributor, Charlotte W. Collins, JD. Ms. Collins is Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs for Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. She is a fierce advocate and leader in food allergy and asthma advocacy efforts, including laws regarding stock epinephrine in US schools.Thank you Charlotte for […]

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Food Allergy Myth Vs. Fact: Anaphylaxis

Written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc Anaphylaxis is a severe, life threatening allergic reaction.  Epinephrine is the first line treatment of this allergic emergency.  Prompt treatment with epinephrine is critical. Here are four food allergy myth pitfalls that can get in the way of the correct treatment. […]

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Food Allergy and School Nutrition Services

Food Allergy and School Nutrition Services

AllergyHome proudly introduces our guest contributor, Grennan Sims.   Grennan is a registered dietitian and nationally recognized leader in the management of food allergy in school nutrition services. She is also the mom of a child with a food allergy. Thank you Grennan, for joining us. Written […]

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Food Allergies and Your School Nurse

Food Allergies and Your School Nurse

AllergyHome is proud and excited to introduce our first guest contributor, Sally Schoessler.   Sally is Director of Nursing Education for the National Association of School Nurses and a leader in the management of life threatening allergies and anaphylaxis in US schools. Thank you Sally for joining us. Written by Sally Schoessler, […]

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Anaphylaxis: What School Staff Need to Know

Anaphylaxis: What School Staff Need to Know

Anaphylaxis: What School Staff Need to Know Written by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc, Reviewed by Anne Sheetz MPH, BSN, RN, CNAA, Adapted from Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis in School: What School Staff Need to Know The below is intended to serve as a guide to assist in, not replace, […]

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