Spring is here! And with it, folks get the opportunity to get outside, go to the park or playground, maybe go on a picnic. In this issue you can learn how in New Castle, NY, the community promotes greater awareness of food allergies as well as some simple steps to help keep folks safe in their parks and playgrounds. Here you can read about a recent research study, indicating that cesarean births are not linked to increased risk of food allergy during infancy. Sandra Fusco-Walker, a patient advocate for 20+ years, shares the story of her husband’s attack of anaphylaxis and why minutes matter. Having a life threatening allergy means you have to be vigilant. Now there is some help with the Allergy Amulet™ a wearable sensor device that alerts people to allergens in their food.
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:
Our Epi Near You NY anaphylaxis emergency training program.
And it's VIRTUAL! Direct from the internet into your home or office!
Our virtual association would help provide:
- Free state approved training presentation
- New York State recognized certification
- Assistance for public entities to obtain a non-patient specific prescription for emergency epinephrine
- Our next Epi Near You New York free virtual seminar will be held on Thursday June 23rd at 10am.
For more information, visit our Epi Near You NY webpage.