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
The 2015 Legislative Season for Allergy Advocacy Association
Our Association teamed up with veteran advocates from the Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) and the Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACE) group for two very successful days in support of legislation for those with life-threatening allergies. We were able to personally meet with our representatives including those in the U.S. Senate and House as well as many state legislators. We are very proud of our founder, Jon Terry, receiving an award from the AAN as the “Outstanding Patient Advocate” in recognition for his work in convincing New York state legislators to pass stock epinephrine legislation and his ongoing advocacy for epinephrine auto-injector training in schools.
It Takes a Team
By Toni Taylor
June 12th, 2015
The story of the 2015 legislative season is that great things are accomplished with great teams. From Washington, DC to Albany, NY, Allergy Advocacy worked with an impressive team of individuals and organizations to seek support of legislators at all levels of government. Our mission is to inform, educate and raise awareness about life-threatening allergies and anaphylaxis. We continue to advocate for the protection of individuals with life-threatening allergies through improved access to life-saving epinephrine.
Could our super-clean environment as compared to how our more rural ancestors lived be a cause of the current increase in allergies? Is there a link between reduced exposure to microbes and allergies? Research scientists in the UK say no, and also dispel myths about increased personal hygiene, fewer childhood infections and the prevalence of synthetic chemicals as being causes.
Theories about allergy have led to conflicting information - making it hard to know what to believe
By Sally Bloomfield
June 7th, 2015
Allergies are on the rise across the developed world and hay fever and eczema have trebled in the last 30 years. Yet allergies are an area of much confusion and concern. Although 40% of people report having a food allergy, in fact only 1-5% do, and allergists commonly report spending most of their consultations refuting firmly held beliefs that have no scientific foundation.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Cooper Naab has gotten used to living with a life-threatening peanut allergy.
The 7-year-old from Clarence tackles life with the same zest as lots of kids, but his condition comes with a vigilance that most outside his close-knit support group would find hard to understand.
If he ingests just a slight trace of peanut, he could get extremely ill extremely quickly, and might die.
“With these allergies, we’re not talking about a reaction that comes with a sneeze or a rash. We’re talking about a life-threatening allergy. That’s important for everyone to know and understand,” his mother, Kelly Naab, told me during an interview at the family home last weekend.
Naab, 37 – subject of the In the Field feature this weekend in WNY Refresh – worked as a registered nurse while attending graduate school at the University at Buffalo to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. She works at Williamsville Pediatric Center.
Jul. 18, 2015 - ROCHESTER NY RED WINGS FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS DAY
Rochester Red Wings Food Allergy Awareness Day
333 Plymouth Avenue North, Rochester, NY 14608
Sunday, June 28th @ 12 noon
Rochester Red Wings vs. Charlotte NC
Game starts at 1:30pm
July 18, 2015 - FACTS SUPPORT GRP MTG, FAIRPORT, NY
Food Allergies Coping Teaching Supporting:
FACTS support group meeting
Fairport United Methodist Church
31 West Church Street, Fairport, NY 14450
Saturday, July 18th 10am to 12 Noon
Jul. 20, 2015 - GTR. BUFFALO FOOD ALLERGY ALLIANCE MTG.
Greater Buffalo Food Allergy Alliance
GBFAA support group meeting
Cleveland Hill Fire Hall
440 Cleveland Dr, Buffalo, NY 14225
Monday, July 20th 7 to 9pm.
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