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AS POLLEN COUNTS RISE, TEST SCORES FALLAustin Frakt THE NEW HEALTH CARE

FCAAIA Notes: There are old data showing that poorly controlled allergies have as much impact on school performance as diphenhydramine (Benadryl®).  So do you want your child taking Benadryl before final exams? Allergies also have a great impact on health-related … Continue reading

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FOOD ALLERGY IN ADOLESCENTS LINKED TO EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS

FCAAIA Notes: Allergies, like any other chronic disease (yes, allergies ARE a chronic disease), has secondary psychosocial factors affecting the patient’s overall well-being. Food allergy has proven impact on quality of life, so it is not surprising that affected patients … Continue reading

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RECIPE FOR KIDS’ ASTHMA FLARES: SCHOOL PLUS COLD VIRUSES

FCAAIA Notes: No matter where one lives in the country, there is a spike in viral respiratory infections about one month after school starts. Furthermore, when school starts, children spend more time inside with great exposure to indoor allergens and … Continue reading

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CLASSROOM AIRBORNE ENDOTOXIN LEVELS LEAD TO INCREASED ASTHMA SYMPTOMS

FCAAIA Notes: Endotoxin is everywhere.  The word endotoxin doesn’t sound so bad until you realize that endotoxin comes from fecal (animal and human) bacterial cell walls.  It is highest in homes with pets, in farm homes, in buildings with a … Continue reading

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ASTHMA EXACERBATIONS PEAK AFTER START OF SCHOOL YEAR

FCAAIA Notes: If you have a child with asthma, the results of this study might not surprise you. Although this study was done in Israel, we see the same thing here in the United States.  There are probably several things … Continue reading

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SLEEP MAY EASE ASTHMA IN TEENS

FCAAIA Notes: Who of us can really say we get enough sleep? Who of us has never had trouble rousing our teenaged child for school or thought she should go to bed earlier? This study is fodder for discussion with … Continue reading

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CHILD AND PARENTAL REPORTS OF BULLYING IN A CONSECUTIVE SAMPLE OF CHILDREN WITH FOOD ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: Isn’t this tragic? Bullying is unacceptable at any time, under any circumstance.  This article shows that nearly one half of food allergic children had been bullied in school and nearly one third were bullied specifically about their food … Continue reading

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HELPING FAMILIES MANAGE FOOD ALLERGY IN SCHOOLS: Tips and Tools for the Allergist and Nonallergist

FCAAIA Notes: Several years ago, guidelines for Connecticut schools management of food allergy were published. These days, most schools are very accommodating and work closely with children with food allergies and their parents. This article has accurate and up-to-date information … Continue reading

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