Tag Archives | anaphylactic

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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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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Surgery

Jacob had his surgery done Monday the 23rd. He had licked the fever that postponed the surgery the previous week. But we were unclear if they would proceed even Monday- due to a wheeze in his lung. I explained that he does have asthma, so they gave him a nebulizer treatment, and voila~ wheeze was […]

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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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Looking forward to 2015

At times, Life can be: Hard. Messy. Complicated. This year has brought about many changes. After almost ten years of marriage,  we pulled the plug. It had been on life-support for years. We both had had enough. Our divorce was final in August. I have spent the past few months trying to pick up the […]

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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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Access to Epinephrine Testimony

Maine is late to the party in adapting the Access to Epinephrine laws. I have been watching with interest as this was first introduced in Virginia, then as more states adopted it. I cheered on my dear friends in  Nevada who worked so hard rallying support and pushing a MANDATED Access to Epinephrine law within […]

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2013 Wrap-Up

December is a time for reflection for me. I LOVE Christmas, and the lights, music, gifting, snow, and magic! It also is the winding down of the year, a month that reminds me of what I have gotten done, or failed to get done! A time to review, and plan what needs to be done […]

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Kyle Dine

Last year I emailed our school principal and the parents group about Kyle Dine, who was booking tour dates for schools. Our parents group decided to hire him to come this fall, with the start of the school year, to teach food allergy awareness. I can not even tell you how happy I am that […]

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