Memo to Albany: We’re Baaack!

Albany, New York State LegislatureWith an attitude of never giving up when it comes to anaphylaxis, epinephrine and New York State schools, the Allergy Advocacy Association will participate in a legislative action event in Albany scheduled for TUESDAY, MAY 6TH. The overall theme will be:

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Baseball and peanutsYour Allergy Advocacy Association is proud to announce we’re taking the “show on the road” this spring and summer. What better place to raise awareness than at baseball parks, where peanuts and crackerjack are the top sellers?

Two of the International League baseball teams in western New York, the Buffalo Bisons and the Rochester Red Wings, have scheduled ...

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Allergies Come in All Shapes and Sizes -

art4advocleaves —just like allergy sufferers.  And they are on the rise. For many people allergies can range from sniffling and sneezing to skin rashes to gastrointestinal issues.  A certain percentage, however, have more than these uncomfortable symptoms to deal with.  Anaphylaxis, a serious life-threatening reaction, causes approximately 1,500 deaths a year in the United States alone.  Clearly, allergies are nothing to sneeze at!

 

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Nova Southeastern University Bullying Research Study

Nova Southeastern UniversityCenter for Psychological Studies
Participants Needed!

— Are you the parent or caregiver of a student enrolled at University School?

— Are you and your child interested in participating in a study about bullying and its impact on students?

About the study:

  • The purpose of the study is to examine how bullying affects students.
  • All information for the study will be collected via online surveys that can be accessed from any computer.
  • The surveys ask questions about bullying, school experiences, and your child’s health and behavior.
  • The survey will take about 15-20 minutes for each person to complete.
  • Parent and student participation is requested.
  • All participants who complete the survey are eligible to win one of six $20 Amazon gift cards.

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NYS Assemblyman Tom Abinanti Supports Improved Access to Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Schools

By Kristen Stewart

NYS Assemblyman Tom AbinantiTom Abinanti, a Democratic Assemblyman representing New York’s District 92, knows firsthand the importance of having an Epi-Pen® at the ready during an emergency anaphylactic reaction.

“I have a 14-year-old son with autism and it turns out he has severe food allergies,” says Abinanti. He and his wife learned this when the boy ingested almonds as a young child. Fortunately it was not a severe reaction and they had an Epi-Pen® handy because their pediatrician had detected what he thought was an allergy to peanuts. (It turns out he is actually allergic to all tree nuts.)

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