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
A Message from FARE CEO Dr. Jim Baker
Dear Friends of FARE,
I first arrived at FARE as interim CEO and Chief Medical Officer early in the summer of 2014, having been asked to temporarily lead the organization through a transition period. I expected to stay less than six months, but have been at the helm of this remarkable organization for what will soon be four years. The time has now come when I feel comfortable stepping aside as FARE moves onto a new chapter, and today I am announcing my resignation.
Putting an End to Allergic Reactions
Newly Found Mechanism Could Pave the Way
Date: January 25, 2018
Source: Aarhus University
Researchers have found a new mechanism in which an antibody can prevent allergic reactions in a broad range of patients. The breakthrough could pave the way for a far more effective allergy medicine.
There was great excitement in the laboratory when researchers from Aarhus University recently discovered the unique mechanisms of an antibody that blocks the immune effect behind allergic reactions.
Read Candy Labels to Keep Your Sweetheart Safe
Kids With Food Allergies
February 9th, 2018
Around Valentine's Day, others may offer candy or treats to your child with food allergies. Make sure your child knows not to accept or eat any candy unless a parent or trusted adult has verified that it is safe to eat. Many candies look alike but can have different ingredients and advisory warnings. Many smaller candies are sold in larger packages and do not have an ingredient label on the individual pieces.