Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Balancing Act - Video

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Click above to watch this very touching video from The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV where the host speaks with Brian Hom who lost his son in 2008 due to a peanut allergy.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Millions of people at risk for severe allergic reactions to certain foods and bee stings rely on pen-sized syringes that contain a life-saving dose of the drug epinephrine to administer in an emergency.

As lifelong allergy sufferers, twin brothers Eric S. Edwards and Evan T. Edwards,co-founders of the Richmond-based specialty pharmaceutical firm Intelliject Inc., keep their epinephrine auto-injectors close by.

As grateful as the brothers are to have the existing injector technology available, from their own experiences they've concluded there has to be a better injector system.

The 29-year-old brothers and their management team have built Intelliject around the goal of creating a more intuitive, compact and safer emergency epinephrine delivery system.

Their result -- a credit card-sized device that "talks" users through administering epinephrine.

Read full article here...


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Food Allergy Resource Fair

The Food Allergy Support Group of Minnesota is hosting a Food Allergy Resource Fair on Saturday, September 25, 2010. The Resource Fair will feature allergy-friendly food and product companies from around the United States. Many will provide food samples, coupons and detailed information on product safety and benefits.

Allergists will be available at the “Ask the Doctor” booth to answer questions. This event is FREE, and open to the public!

In addition, children can explore sea creatures with a crew from Underwater Adventures from the Mall of America.

For more information, visit www.foodallergysupportmn.org .

Sunday, September 5, 2010

How Asthma Makes Me Feel - Video

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) asked children to tell us—in pictures and in their own words—how they felt during an asthma attack, and how they felt when they could breathe again. What they told us was enlightening—and heart-rending.

We collected their drawings and stories to share in this video. Read more about this project here:


Friday, September 3, 2010

Food Allergy Walk Pictures

Thanks to all who came out to help raise awareness for food allergies this year!