Allergies Come in All Shapes and Sizes -
—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
Center for Psychological Studies
— 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.
NYS Assemblyman Tom Abinanti Supports Improved Access to Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Schools
By Kristen Stewart
Tom 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.)