The Dec. 12, 2016 webinar –When Should I Use Epi? Why Am I Afraid of It? –featured Jonathan Spergel, MD PhD. Dr. Spergel is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he is Chief of the Allergy Section and Director of Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic… Continue reading Webinar Recording and Recap: When Should I Use Epi? Why Am I Afraid of It?
The challenges of managing food allergy can also be a source of creative inspiration. Last year, FARE Teen Advisory Group member Maya Konoff interviewed 17-year-old Jake Fiore, a varsity soccer captain for Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan (New Jersey). Through a fundraiser he’s organized called Making Saves for Food Allergies, Jake is… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: A Part of Life, Not a Burden
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has issued clinical guidelines recommending introduction of peanut-containing foods during infancy to limit the risk of developing peanut allergy. Published Jan. 5, 2017 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the new NIAID Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States… Continue reading New NIAID Guidelines Recommend Peanut-Containing Foods for Infants to Prevent Peanut Allergy
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
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