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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)

Patients and healthcare professionals alike depend on authoritative, expert resources to make informed decisions regarding allergies, asthma and immune deficiency disorders. http://www.aaaai.org/home.aspx

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

AAFA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research. http://www.aafa.org/index.cfm

from WSJ: “Dirtier Lives May Be Just the Medicine We Need”

Natural experiments in recent decades support the idea that while modern hygiene defeats infection, it also promotes allergy and autoimmunity.  Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443686004577633400584241864.html

Prepping Halloween Treats for School? Tips for Dealing with Food Allergies

With school back in session and the long holiday season right around the corner, you might be asked about bringing treats in for your child to share with the classroom. You’ll probably want to roll up your sleeves and dig through the recipe file for the yummiest treat you can find. Before you get started, be certain to find out if there are any children with food allergies in the classroom and the school.

Check out this article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

http://www.jsonline.com/sponsoredarticles/education/prepping-treats-for-school-fun-tips-for-dealing-with-food-allergies8063420204-174392381.html

Stop the sneezes: Ways to help your kids deal with seasonal allergies

Nothing cures a kid’s spring fever like playing outdoors, but that could bring on runny noses, itchy eyes and hacking coughs, especially with predictions for an early-starting, longer-lasting allergy season. Parents can help by recognizing symptoms, being alert for triggers and not hesitating to seek relief for their mucousy minions.

Check out this article from PennLive:

http://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/index.ssf/2013/04/stop_the_sneezes_ways_to_help.html

from the Wall Street Journal: “Kids with Asthma Play Hard, Too”

Children with asthma should play hard in gym class and stop worrying they might have an attack that could leave them struggling to breathe, respiratory specialists are now recommending.

Take a look at this recent article from the Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323551004578439043947421404.html

from The New York Times: “The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath

Asthma patients are affected by a range of policies, laws, and agencies here in the U.S.  This article examines how we compare with other countries around the world.

Take a look at this article from The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/the-soaring-cost-of-a-simple-breath.html

from the Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire: “Obama Signs Bill to Increase EpiPen Availability in Schools”

Following the deaths of two students after ingesting peanuts and suffering an anaphylactic reaction while at school, this law has been enacted to incent states to boost the stockpile of epinephrine at schools.

Read the complete article from the Wall Street Journal by clicking here.

Reducing Allergens in Your Home During the Holidays

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) offers six tips to reduce the potential for allergens in your home during the holiday season.

Click here to see the full article.

from The Charlotte Observer: “Why allergies are affecting more people”

“…the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America says it’s hard to determine year-to-year the severity of allergy season….However, there are some explanations for why more Americans are being diagnosed with allergies.”

Click here to read the complete article from The Charlotte Observer.

from The Wall Street Journal: “Meet the Pollen Counters: The Forecast Calls for a Brutal but Short Allergy Season; Which Plants to Avoid”

Great article from the WSJ explains how pollen counting works and what to expect this season. Click here to read the complete article in the Wall Street Journal.

from Time magazine: 11 Unexpected Spring Allergy Triggers

“Avoiding flowers and trees will only get you so far during allergy season. Watch out for these surprising causes of allergy flare-ups….”  Read the entire article from Time magazine here.

from the Wall Street Journal: Why Do Some People Develop Allergies as Adults?

Here’s an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal that explains why allergies can sometimes emerge first in adulthood.

Excerpt:  “…And sometimes the symptoms don’t emerge until later in life, when exposure to allergens, such as pollen, dust mites or mold, build up over time and reach a critical mass.”

Read the entire article here.

from HealthDay: Study shows many primary care physicians are mistaken about allergies

Here’s an interesting article from HealthDay about a study that shows many primary care physicians are mistaken about allergies when initial diagnosing patients.

Excerpt:  “…if you or your child has a more complicated condition, like a food allergy — or if your allergy or asthma symptoms are not well controlled — it might be time to see a specialist.”

Read the entire article here.

from Wall Street Journal: Study finds introducing peanuts in many infants’ diets could help avoid the allergies later in childhood

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a diet that includes peanuts in the first year of life may greatly reduce the chance of developing peanut allergies in children at risk for getting them.

To read more about this important study, click here to see the Wall Street Journal article.