You know the routine inside and out. Now you have to communicate it to visitors to your home. When Grandma and Grandpa or other relatives come to visit, it’s important for them to understand allergen avoidance and how to respond in an emergency. Explain the allergy, which foods to avoid, and the safety precautions you follow at home. Describe… Continue reading Tips for Communicating with Grandparents and Other Visiting Relatives
By Jonathan Spergel, MD Epinephrine auto-injectors have been in the news, recently. The rising cost over the last several years have surprised many families as they renew the prescription for back to school. The questions arise for many patients are 1) What are the options available to me? 2) Can we use an expired one?… Continue reading Epinephrine: Answers to Key Questions on Alternatives, Expiration and Need
The August 17, 2016, webinar Educating a Whole Community About Food Allergies: One District’s Journey featured three Arlington Heights, IL, administrators—Lori Bein, Ph.D., Ginny Hiltz, M.S.Ed., and Eric Larson, M.S.Ed.—sharing how their district is accommodating students with food allergies. While the district had some food allergy policies and procedures in place, it had to rethink… Continue reading Webinar Recording and Recap: Educating a Whole Community About Food Allergies: One District’s Journey
Allergenic foods can hide in unexpected places. In fact, a search through your medicine cabinet might uncover products made with milk, egg, wheat or soy. But do highly refined drug ingredients, such as the lactose powder used in some asthma inhalers, represent a threat to individuals with food allergies? Food-derived ingredients are used in many… Continue reading Food-Based Substances in Inhalers and Vaccines: Can They Trigger Allergic Reactions?
During the Back-to-School season, 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 difference,… Continue reading Back to School Shopping Guide
On August 5, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill that makes several significant improvements to the availability of epinephrine across Illinois. Public Act 99-0711, the Epinephrine Auto-Injector Act, allows a healthcare practitioner to prescribe epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs) in the name of an authorized entity where allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present, so… Continue reading Illinois Expands Access to Stock Epinephrine
FARE is seeking individuals to join Community Engagement Councils (CEC) in select communities throughout the country. In designated communities, the CECs will play a critical role in improving the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies. Key to this is pursuing community trust and partnership between FARE, the CEC, FARE’s Clinical Network sites, parents,… Continue reading New Initiative Seeks Volunteers for Community Engagement Councils in Select Cities