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FARE and Name Bubbles Honor Allergy Heroes

FARE is pleased to be partnering with Name Bubbles during Food Allergy Action Month to honor some super kids who are making a difference! Each week in May, one of these outstanding kids will be highlighted on the Name Bubbles Facebook page and have the opportunity to share their story. You can get involved by Liking,… Continue reading FARE and Name Bubbles Honor Allergy Heroes

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Shop to Support Food Allergy Awareness

During Food Allergy Action Month, and throughout the year, FARE is fortunate to have the support of many companies who generously sponsor our programs and donate a portion of their proceeds to our organization. By supporting these food allergy-friendly companies, you are supporting FARE’s mission and the food allergy community. Start shopping, and making a… Continue reading Shop to Support Food Allergy Awareness

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May is Food Allergy Action Month!

Today marks the start of Food Allergy Action Month! We are encouraging Americans to recognize food allergy as a serious public health issue and to take action during the month of May to make an impact for those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. Food Allergy Action Month is an expansion of Food Allergy Awareness Week,… Continue reading May is Food Allergy Action Month!

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Peanut Allergy-Friendly Baseball Games 2015

Baseball season will be here soon! We are encouraged by the number of major and minor league baseball teams that are actively engaging members of the food allergy community by hosting special “peanut-sensitive” games or donating a portion of ticket sales to FARE. FARE makes information about these events available to the public and partners on… Continue reading Peanut Allergy-Friendly Baseball Games 2015

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There’s Always More to Learn – Highlighted Sessions at the 2015 FARE National Food Allergy Conference

The 2015 FARE National Food Allergy Conference will be held May 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. and will feature dozens of world-class experts and panelists providing practical tips and resources for living well with food allergies. Don’t miss this chance to learn from leading food allergy experts –register and reserve your place… Continue reading There’s Always More to Learn – Highlighted Sessions at the 2015 FARE National Food Allergy Conference

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Follow-up on the LEAP Study – Q&A with FARE CEO James R. Baker, Jr., MD

FARE has received many questions about the new findings from the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy study, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Information about the study’s findings are available here. To help address these questions and clear up some misperceptions about the study’s results, FARE CEO James R. Baker, Jr., MD… Continue reading Follow-up on the LEAP Study – Q&A with FARE CEO James R. Baker, Jr., MD

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Hundreds Saved By Stock Epinephrine in Schools Last Year

A total of 919 anaphylactic episodes occurred in schools last year, according to a new survey of schools participating in the EpiPen4Schools program. This program, offered by Mylan Specialty, provides free epinephrine auto-injectors to qualifying schools in the U.S. Results of this survey were provided during a poster presentation at the recent meeting of the… Continue reading Hundreds Saved By Stock Epinephrine in Schools Last Year

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Legislative Update – Stock Epi in Schools, Restaurant Training

FARE is pleased to report that New Jersey has become the latest state to strengthen its law regarding stock epinephrine in schools. On Feb. 5, Gov. Chris Christie signed A 304/S 801, which now requires that schools maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors and amends an existing law, which already allowed schools to obtain auto-injectors.… Continue reading Legislative Update – Stock Epi in Schools, Restaurant Training

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Measles Vaccine and Egg Allergy

In light of the recent outbreak of measles, which has now grown to more than 150 cases, we have been asked an increased number of questions about the safety of the MMR vaccine (measles-mumps-rubella) for patients with egg allergy. These questions stem from the fact that measles and mumps vaccine viruses are grown in chicken… Continue reading Measles Vaccine and Egg Allergy

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New Study: Mothers of Children with Food Allergies are More Empowered than Fathers

According to a new study, mothers of children with food allergies have a greater sense of empowerment than fathers, but they also report a lower food-allergy-related quality of life (FAQOL). In addition, parents of children with milk and egg allergies report a lower FAQOL than parents of children with peanut or tree nut allergies. FARE… Continue reading New Study: Mothers of Children with Food Allergies are More Empowered than Fathers