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Dr. Virginia Stallings

Report Recognizes Food Allergy as Health Priority, Urges Wide Epi Access, Better Labeling and Data

Sweeping report calls on FDA, CDC and other agencies to develop food allergy guidelines and expand training.

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Study Finds Rate of Anaphylaxis Soared Over a Decade

Severe reactions to foods among kids climbed by 285 percent.

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Peanut Patch Shows Progress in Kids in One-Year Findings

Almost half of youngsters could consume 10 times more peanut than at start of study.

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Colleges Lack Food Allergy Support Beyond the Dining Hall

Study finds families having to educate all – from professors to librarians, coaches and servers.

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Teens with Asthma More Likely to Smoke, Survey Shows

Asthmatic teens turning to cigarettes due to anxiety and curiosity.

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Shelf Life of an Allergy Auto-Injector May Increase to 2 Years

Mylan pursuing whether shelf life can increase to 24 months.

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Are You Sure You’re Penicillin Allergic?

Leslie Hancock always thought she was allergic to penicillin. She was told that, at a young age, she had reacted to the antibiotic. “I was always told: ‘Do not take penicillin, it could kill you.” So I always put ‘penicillin-allergic’ on my medical charts.” She avoided it her entire life and, plagued with sinus infections, her doctors had to resort to […]

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The Truth About Drug Allergies

How to tell an allergy from a side effect, the big offenders, the types of medication reactions, and what to do if you’re busting out in hives. First published in Allergic Living magazine. Click here to subscribe.  It was a string of bad luck. First, Julie Sane’s house was destroyed in a fire and her family was forced […]

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6 Steps to a Successful Field Trip with Food Allergies – Canada

Originally published in Allergic Living’s Spring 2016 magazine; to subscribe click here. For the related U.S. article, click here. While school field trips have the potential for unwanted exposures, they are an important part of your child’s education, and worth the extra planning required. The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology’s national guidelines, called “Anaphylaxis in Schools and Other Settings,” recommend […]

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Field Trips & Food Allergies: Staying Safe Beyond the Classroom

School outings are rewarding, but allergy hazards can lurk in unfamiliar terrain. Allergic Living explores the right way to sidestep perils beyond the classroom comfort zone. First published in the  Spring 2016 magazine; to subscribe click here. When 8-year-old Nate visited a local historical site with his class in the Cleveland area last year, it was meant to be an eye-opening chance to travel back […]

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