Tag Archives | anaphylaxis

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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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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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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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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ALLER-MATES

I am so excited to share this company with you! I recently contacted AllerMates to invite them to the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference I am organizing. I sort of knew about their products from just seeing them online, and from other bloggers. I admit I had not really looked at everything they are making and […]

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FYI- 4 DIFFERENT EPI-Devices Coming SOON!

I am sharing this, because I think it is important! Please read this then go read Angela’s post too! It is important information and I want you all to be well informed and safe! The following is from Kids with Food Allergies founder, Lynda Mitchell: “By the end of June, there will be 4 epinephrine […]

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Auvi-Qs and Firemen!

I took Jacob with me today to go vote in our local elections. The voting in our little town is done at the fire station,  so as you can imagine, Jacob was very excited to go with me!  After we voted, I went into the station to ask if Jacob could see the fire trucks. I […]

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