E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association
Happy August! The Allergy Advocacy Association sincerely hopes all our readers are healthy and safe.
Cost of epinephrine is always of concern to those managing life threatening allergies. In this month’s newsletter, Helio talks with the CEO of FARE, Sung Poblete, about how families can reduce costs associated with keeping epinephrine on hand. Published in 2020, The End of Food Allergy, authors Kari Nadeau, MD & Sloan Barnett offer a powerful message of hope at the possibility of eliminating food allergies forever. Kristen Stewart, a frequent contributor to this newsletter, shares her thoughts on applying the findings found in this very timely book. Coincidentally building on the findings in The End of Food Allergies, Forbes Magazine explores what short term food elimination diets are and how they are used to identify and manage food sensitivities. With an obvious overlap to oral immunotherapy (OIT) outlined in Nadeau’s & Barnett’s book, there is plenty for those considering or in mid-OIT. Dave Bloom of SnackSafely.com highlights an Australian study of the accelerating rise of hospitalizations for food allergies being slowed by changes in revised child feeding guidelines. This exciting development is mirrored in the US as well.
What is anaphylaxis? How would you recognize an anaphylaxis emergency? And would you know what are the right things to do? For many people, even those that have a life-threatening allergy, the answer is no.
The Allergy Advocacy Association has a solution: Epi Near You New York anaphylaxis emergency training program. This life saving program can be delivered via webinar or face-to-face.
Upon completion you receive:
- Free state approved training presentation,
- New York State recognized certification, and
- Assistance for public entities to obtain a non-patient specific prescription for emergency epinephrine
Register for the next session on Tuesday, August 23rd at 4:00 p.m. EST with Sandra Glantz, RNP
Find more information on the importance of this training program here.
Best wishes to one and all!