Tag Archives | Allergy

IMHO: EpiPen in the Headlines

I, like all allergy families, have been watching and reading all the recent #Epipen news for the past month or so, with frustration, anger, and sadness. I have shared articles on my Facebook pages about the news unfolding, however I think there are a lot of factors at play and we are only beginning to […]

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Springtime Allergen Reminders!

As spring approaches and families start heading off to outdoor adventures, here are some helpful reminders for those managing food allergies: 1. Remember to bring your epinephrine auto-injectors; and by bring them, I mean, keep them on you- not in the car! Epinephrine is sensitive to temperature, so it is important that they don’t get […]

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AWESOME Allergy test results!

I took Jacob down to Boston Children’s Hospital to meet with the EGID Clinic team there. We saw our GI doctor and our Allergist, to follow up on Jacob’s EoE today. I started going to Boston because I was frustrated here since our doctors were not part of a team for managing his case which […]

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2015 #MylanEvent

*I attended the Mylan Blogger Summit meeting last week (May 2015) in California. Mylan paid for all of my travel expenses and for my Disneyland Resort park ticket in exchange for my evaluation and feedback on information presented during the meeting. All comments made by me about EpiPen (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector, Mylan, and/or the Mylan […]

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Are We the Minority? How do we effectively share information?

Are We the Minority? How do we effectively share information? I had a conversation with my good friend, Kyle Dine, a month or so ago that has really haunted me. We were discussing all the recent lives lost because of anaphylactic reactions, and food allergies. As a parent, these deaths chill me, I know that one exposure- one […]

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In the interest of disclosure, I want to share that I am officially working as an advisory board member for ContentChecked. I met them when they came to the 2nd annual Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Las Vegas. I like the features of this app and seeing the great potential for it being useful for […]

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2014 Food Allergy Bloggers Conference Ticket Giveaway

Have you looked at the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference yet?   What’s that? You aren’t a “Blogger”? Well, you DO NOT need to be a blogger to attend this! Take a look at the agenda and you will see so many appealing panel topics that address living and managing food allergies!  Last year we had […]

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Blogging and Busy

Left to right: Julie Knell, Homa Woodrum, Kelley Lindberg, Joanne LaSpina, Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Lisa Rutter, Colette Martin, Jenny Sprague, Keeley McGuire, Elizabeth DiBurro, Ruth LovettSmith, Kimberly Pellicore, Lindsey Steffensen, Kristen Rutter, Rachel Hayden, Tracy Bush, Lauren Kashtan Spring is upon us. Mother’s day is almost here, we have a new puppy at home, and […]

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Amanda’s Own Easter Give-Away Contest!

The winter doldrums are upon us. I dread every incoming winter storm, and loathe the melting snow and ankle deep mud that will be my driveway for the next 1-2 months. I curse my dog every time he goes out, then comes in leaving muddy paw prints all over my floors; which does nothing for […]

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#AAAAI Twitter Gems:

This weekend is the 2014 annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) #AAAAI Meeting (aka the ‘Quad AI-‘)  using hashtag #AAAAI hosts approximately  5000 attendees, and last years conference had 30 Allergists who actively tweeted the sessions they attended. Various Allergists speak at this annual conference and share their research among […]

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