FARE’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) members are leaders in the food allergy community, providing peer-to-peer mentorship and working on projects in their local communities. In 2016, TAG tackled a variety of topics including allergens in makeup, dating, food drives, and bullying. Here is a look, in their own words, at what they learned and accomplished… Continue reading A Look Back at 2016: Teen Advisory Group
If you have been prescribed epinephrine, FARE recommends that you carry two epinephrine auto-injectors with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. When AUVI-Q® returns to the market on Feb. 14, 2017, there will be four epinephrine auto-injectors available, each with its own pricing structure and programs… Continue reading 2017 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
A clinical trial conducted in Japan and published online in The Lancet (Dec. 8, 2016) found that the development of egg allergy in infants with eczema was dramatically reduced by aggressive eczema treatment combined with regular consumption of heated whole-egg powder. The prevalence of egg allergy was 79 percent lower among one-year-olds who had eaten… Continue reading In Babies Treated for Eczema, Early Introduction to Egg Limits Egg Allergy Prevalence
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