Tag Archives | food allergies

Jerome Bettis Interview

I recently had an amazing opportunity to participate in a web-interview with “The Bus”  Jerome Bettis; NFL Running Back, Super Bowl Winner, Future Hall-of-Famer, and Severe Allergy Advocate. Sanofi invited a few food allergy bloggers to participate- and I am proud and pleased that I was one of those included. Jerome Bettis has just put […]

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April 2013 Tests and Results

We have been busy with all kinds of doctor appointments these past few weeks! Jacob had his 1 year post chemotherapy oncology scans done. I was a wreck with Scanxiety prior to getting the test results. He had an ultrasound done on his kidneys and a chest CT which required anesthesia. I have seen enough kidney […]

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EpiCenter Medical Training

For the sake of disclosure, I did get to preview a demo of  EpiCenter Medical’s Training program at no cost. The following is solely my opinion of the course, and not a paid advertisement. I am a parent to two boys with food allergies. I consider myself lucky that we have only had to use an […]

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Crying Over Spilled Milk

The phone call from school. It is something that as a parent to a child with food allergies- you come to really dread! Actually, I had a missed call from the school today. Heart stops- full panic mode when I see it on my phone. I frantically call, and barely get out who I am, […]

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Examining Educational Options [part 1]

My son Jacob is 3 1/2. He will be turning 4 in early September. I have been having some anxiety since LAST August about the idea of him starting Pre-K. I have had “Research schools for Jacob” on my to-do list since then! My anxiety issues are compounded by his health concerns. Jacob is a […]

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Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day, romance fills the air- but don’t let your guard down- there are dangers lurking everywhere for those who suffer from allergies! In a recent Mylan survey revealed that “as many as one in three parents report that their children with life-threatening allergies have experienced anaphylaxis on Valentine’s Day.” Naturally we may think- candy […]

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Epipen Summit Part 3

I had the honor and pleasure of attending a food allergy blogger conference at The Strand Hotel, in New York City this week.  There is something truly magical getting to meet people you know virtually, through Twitter, Facebook, their articles, posts, books and blogs. We all came to this meeting with no idea who the […]

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Epipen Summit Part 2 Presentation by Dr Ruchi Gupta

I had the honor and pleasure of attending a food allergy blogger conference at The Strand Hotel, in New York City this week.  There is something truly magical getting to meet people you know virtually, through Twitter, Facebook, their articles, posts, books and blogs. We all came to this meeting with no idea who the […]

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”   Romeo & Juliet; William Shakespeare. Food allergies. It sounds so benign. It sounds like it should be a minor irritant, a slight inconvenience  Not a severe- serious- life threatening- THIS could KILL my child– diagnosis. But that is […]

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AUVI-Q Epinephrine

I had the immense pleasure of attending a seminar yesterday in Newark, New Jersey at the Sanofi headquarters, to see and learn about the Auvi-Q Epinephrine devices. Auvi-Q stands for Audio-Visual Ques. These devices have an audio clip that verbally instruct how to use them, as well as having pictured instructions; like the defibrillators that are schools and public […]

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