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The American Latex Allergy Association and Latex Allergy

The American Latex Allergy Association and Latex Allergy

AllergyHome is honored to introduce the American Latex Allergy Association. The American Latex Allergy Association’s work in advocacy and education has greatly benefited the lives of those with with latex allergy.  Thank you, ALAA for joining us. What is Latex Allergy? Natural Rubber Latex Allergy is a complex […]

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Food Allergy Mortality: The Elephant in the Exam Room

Food Allergy Mortality: The Elephant in the Exam Room

The Elephant in the Exam Room: Food Allergy Mortality Written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc While written for a target audience of healthcare professionals, this post can give parents and others, talking points and things to consider when discussing food allergy management with healthcare teams.  Unfortunately, food […]

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3 Food Allergy Teaching Points: Let’s Empower Kids

3 Food Allergy Teaching Points: Let’s Empower Kids

Written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, adapted from Talking to Our Kids About Food Allergies: Children Believe Grownups. Food Allergy Teaching Point #1: Children Believe Grownups Millions of kids around the world truly believe in Santa Claus.  They have listened to the stories that their parents have told […]

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AllergyHome Welcomes Four Expert Contributors

Collaborating and partnering are a key to who AllergyHome is and what we do.  In the spirit of collaboration, we are incredibly lucky to welcome this fantastic team of educators and advocates, each with skill-sets and expertise that broaden the reach and scope of the food allergy […]

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Summer Camp Planning for the Camper with Food Allergies

Summer Camp Planning for the Camper with Food Allergies

Written by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc PICKING THE RIGHT CAMP FOR A CAMPER WITH FOOD ALLERGIES: Before camp registration, talk to the camp health officer or director and make sure that there is a well thought out food allergy policy that is followed. This is also the […]

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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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Not Your Typical Food Allergy: IAFFPE and FPIES

Not Your Typical Food Allergy: IAFFPE and FPIES

AllergyHome is honored to introduce the International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis (IAFFPE) and Fallon Schultz. Fallon and IAFFPE have been integral in spreading FPIES awareness and supporting those who manage this condition. IAFFPE’s advocacy and educational initiatives have led to impactful change and will continue to […]

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Food Allergy Myth vs Fact: Avoiding Allergen

Food Allergy Myth vs Fact: Avoiding Allergen

Written by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc Avoiding allergen is necessary to prevent allergic reactions. Label reading, avoiding hidden ingredients and preventing cross-contact are key to avoiding allergens. Food allergy myth can be the cause of accidental exposures that can result in allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. We will now debunk, bust, […]

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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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Progress in Food Allergy Awareness in Restaurants

Progress in Food Allergy Awareness in Restaurants

AllergyHome proudly introduces our guest contributor, Chris Weiss.   Chris is Director of Research and Dissemination for the Global Food Protection Institute (Battle Creek, Michigan), and formerly VP of Advocacy for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (2001-2012). He has been a leader and trailblazer in food allergy advocacy for over […]

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