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AllergyHome 2013 Year in Review

2013 was a great year for food allergy and anaphylaxis awareness Our community has seen great gains this year and food allergies have been in the national spotlight.  We’ve seen the passage of laws supporting stock epinephrine in schools and the recent release of the CDC’s Voluntary Guidelines on Managing Food […]

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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: A LOT IS RIDING ON OUR TIRES

FOOD ALLERGY:  A LOT IS RIDING ON OUR TIRES

Written by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc “Dad, I heard a crazy thing. I heard a kid died from her food allergy. Is that true?” I recently discussed the subject of my own ten year old son’s mortality with him. He broached the subject with me. “Dad, I […]

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Food Allergy Advocacy: No Voice is Too Small

Food Allergy Advocacy: No Voice is Too Small

AllergyHome proudly introduces our guest contributor, Lauren Maunus.   Lauren is currently a junior in high school and a powerful voice in the food allergy community. She is an advocate for school food allergy and nutrition management and has worked extensively to effect a change in national […]

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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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Food Allergies and Holiday Memories

Food Allergies and Holiday Memories

Written by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc “I want my kids to have similar memories to mine.  I want their memories to be safe and sweet.  I want them to remember the excitement and the kisses.  This is an achievable goal that my wife and I are determined […]

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CDC Food Allergy Guidelines and Education

CDC Food Allergy Guidelines and Education

Written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc This is an exciting time for food allergy and anaphylaxis awareness.  We now have a comprehensive and practical set of Federal Guidelines to assist US schools in the management of food allergies. These voluntary guidelines are sure to serve as an excellent […]

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Superman, Food Allergy and Social Media

Superman, Food Allergy and Social Media

Written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc Faster than a speeding bullet Superman is the epitome of health: able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound, more powerful than a locomotive.   Much like many of our children, superman is seemingly invincible.  And, much like children with […]

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