When Kyle Dine graduated from business school nine years ago, he went a decidedly different route from his peers. Rather than get an office job, Dine, who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, egg, fish, shellfish and mustard, took a position as a janitor in a local hospital and saved enough money to put out… Read more »
Climate change is driving our planet’s surge in hurricanes, wildfires, deluges and droughts. It is a new environment of extremes, where mold, pollen and pollution proliferate. And who feels the direct health effects, those with allergies and asthma.
Dr. Brian Vickery was interested in cardiology before he spent time as a pediatric resident in New York City. There, it seemed like every other patient he saw had eczema, asthma, or some other allergic problem. He became fascinated by the allergy epidemic and how little is known about the underlying immunological mechanisms of allergy,… Read more »
Lisa Horne with her husband Andrew and son Stetson. When Lisa Horne’s son was 2 years old a small amount of a peanut butter sandwich touched his lips. The toddler began to scream and went into a full-blown anaphylactic reaction. His parents rushed him to the emergency room, where he was treated with several doses… Read more »
Meet Dr. Ying Song, one of the researchers on the hunt for improved Chinese herbal food allergy treatments and the reason why they work.
Art is a huge part of Tiffany Glass Ferreira’s life. An art teacher by training, she used to teach the subject in public schools and today gives classes at a museum, and has a small business making art on shrinkable plastic. So naturally when this artist-mom hit roadblocks managing her son’s food allergies, she turned… Read more »
A number of recent studies have revealed that exposing children to a dog in the early years helps protect allergies from developing later in life.
She’s on the faculty at Spring Arbor University in Michigan, working with registered nurses pursuing their baccalaureate degree in nursing. But Anne Russell’s work extends far beyond the walls of the university. She’s a passionate advocate for students, and was instrumental in supporting Michigan’s mandate for school stock epinephrine law which came into effect in… Read more »
When a United Airlines flight crew said they wouldn’t make an announcement to passengers that Lianne Mandelbaum’s son, Joshua, would be flying on board with a peanut allergy, they didn’t know who they were messing with. The angered mother found another way home and soon launched a petition on the website Care2 urging airlines to… Read more »
Mennett Lee, who holds a masters of education degree, founded the Food Allergy Education Network and spent many years advocating for children with food allergies from her town of Branford, Connecticut. She and fellow volunteers provided educational resources on food allergies to families, schools and local communities.