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Say Yes to Holiday Flair, Not Allergic Flares

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If you suffer from allergies and asthma, you don’t want to be sneezing and wheezing through the holidays. ACAAI offers tips for bringing the “flair, and not the flare” to this year’s holidays.
17-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stephen Tilles Installed as ACAAI President, Bradley E. Chipps Elected President-Elect

Stephen A. Tilles, MD, Seattle, WA was installed as president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco on November 14. Bradley E. Chipps, MD, Sacramento, CA, was...
3-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

College Students with Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don’t have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.
3-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

When and How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

Parents may be confused with how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants. Presentations at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting will offer guidance, based on soon to be...
3-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Access to Asthma Meds, Plus Flu Vaccines, Keep Kids with Asthma Healthy

Kids need flu shots to prevent asthma flares, and medications available in school to keep 86 percent in class, according to two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.
3-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Many Doctors Still Don’t Know Facts About Penicillin Allergy

If you think you’re allergic to penicillin, but have never been tested, ask for a referral to an allergist to confirm the allergy. Many physicians whose patients have “penicillin allergy” in their charts don’t know that frequently, a...
3-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Odds of Having Asthma 53 Percent Higher in Food Deserts

Living in a food desert – an urban area where it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food – means you’re at increased risk to have asthma. Children who were studied who did not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables had...
3-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nursing school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms. ...
3-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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