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Emergency Allergy Treatment Act Stalled In Albany

New York State sealJune 15th, 2015
Senate bill passes but Assembly bill fails in Health Committee; crowded legislative calendar a factor; EATA will be resubmitted next year; prospects for future passage??

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Allergies come in all shapes and sizes ...

Just like allergy sufferers. And they are on the rise. For many people allergies can range from sniffling and sneezing to skin rashes to gastrointestinal issues. A certain percentage, however, have more than these uncomfortable symptoms to deal with. Anaphylaxis, a serious life-threatening reaction, causes approximately 1,500 deaths a year in the United States alone. Clearly, allergies are nothing to sneeze at!

Articles for Advocacy

Ashley Frangella
Ashley Frangella
photo of Cathee Frangella
Cathee Frangella

She was the most caring and selfless person I know

It’s always tragic when we lose someone to a severe allergic reaction no matter how many precautions were taken throughout his or her life. Read about the family and friends of Ashley Frangella, who died five years ago, and how they continue to work tirelessly to raise awareness and money in her honor through Ashley’s Hope for Allergy Awareness (AHAA).

Family Raises Awareness and Funds in Memory of Ashley Frangella

July 7th, 2015
By Kristen Stewart

Although she passed away almost five years ago at the age of 20, Ashley Frangella was, is and always will be surrounded by love.

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Red Emergency SignCanadian study finds anaphylactic reaction in kids can recur hours later

A recent study proves once again how important it is to receive medical treatment after a severe allergic reaction. Many times there is a second, delayed reaction that can be deadly. There are risk factors of who might be susceptible to a second reaction, but it’s always wise to play it safe and get to the emergency room just in case. Read all the details here.

Parents, doctors should watch for delayed 2nd reaction, Ontario researchers say

Jun 21, 2015
By Helen Branswell
The Canadian Press

A new study by Ontario, Canada researchers suggests about 15 per cent of children who have a severe allergic reaction that involves anaphylaxis can actually have a second reaction hours after the first. It warns that doctors and parents should be on the lookout for this type of two-stage or biphasic anaphylactic reaction.

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EACCI logoResults of New Peanut Allergy Trials Presented at EAACI Meeting

July 8th, 2015

The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) recently held its 2015 Annual Congress in Barcelona, Spain. FARE CEO Dr. James R. Baker, Jr. and FARE SVP of Research and Operations Mary Jane Marchisotto, attended the meeting, where new research findings about food allergies were presented. Of interest to the food allergy community, results of studies conducted by DBV Technologies and Aimmune Therapeutics were presented.

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Upcoming Events

Aug. 1, 2015 - SEN. RANZENHOFER HEALTH FAIR, AMHERST, NY

NYS Senator Michael Ranzenhofer Health Fair
Amherst Senior Center
370 Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228-1142
Saturday, August 1st 9am to 12noon

Aug. 8, 2015 - BUFFALO FARE WALK @ BUFFALO, NY

Buffalo FARE WalkBuffalo FARE Walk
La Salle Park
Buffalo, NY 14202
Saturday, August 8th 9am to 12noon

Aug. 12, 2015 - JORDAN HEALTH FAIR @ ROCHESTER NY

Jordan Health Center Wellness Fair
Anthony L Jordan Health Center
82 Holland Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Wednesday, August 12th 10am to 2pm

Aug. 30, 2015 - ROCHESTER RED WINGS FOOD ALLERGY AWARNESS DAY FRONTIER FIELD

Rochester Red Wings Food Allergy Awareness Day
Frontier Field
333 Plymouth Avenue North, Rochester, NY 14608
Sunday, August 30th @ 12:30pm
Rochester Red Wings Food Allergy Awareness Day
Rochester Red Wings vs. Pawtucket Red Sox
Game starts at 1:30pm

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