American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

The latest news from the ACAAI annual meeting along with researcher interviews and clinician insight.

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VIDEO: New early peanut introduction guidelines must undo ‘years of misconceptions’

October 28, 2017
BOSTON — Physicians should not be afraid of the challenge of early introduction of peanut into an infant’s food intake, according to…
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Obesity, asthma create significant burden for school-aged children

October 27, 2017
BOSTON — School-aged children with both obesity and asthma miss more school, have higher expenditures and exhibit both poorer health and more…
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Pediatric eczema linked to severe asthma-related hospitalization

October 27, 2017
BOSTON — Although total immunoglobulin E levels were unrelated to severity of hospital stay, children experience increasingly intense hospital…

ACAAI annual meeting to showcase new discoveries, treatments

October 6, 2017
Healio.com/Allergy will present live coverage of the 75th American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting from Boston beginning…
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Children living in urban 'food deserts' at higher risk for asthma

November 14, 2016
Children who lived in a ‘food desert’ — an urban area with limited access to affordable or good-quality fresh fruits and
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College students with food allergies lack campus-wide support

November 14, 2016
Interviews with representatives from two dozen colleges showed most were not prepared to handle students with food allergies, according to study…
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Majority of non-nurse school staff correctly identified anaphylaxis treatment protocol

November 14, 2016
While most surveyed non-nurse school staff correctly identified the protocol to treat severe allergic reactions among students, few felt confident in…
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Adolescents with asthma 2x more likely to smoke

November 11, 2016
Adolescents with asthma are twice as likely as their healthy counterparts to smoke cigarettes and continue to smoke despite knowing it is bad for…
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RESCUE program reduced student absenteeism for acute asthma symptoms

November 11, 2016
A school-based program that supplied equipment and medications to treat acute asthma symptoms reduced the rate of ED visits and asthma-related…
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Not all general practitioners, subspecialists understand penicillin allergy

November 11, 2016
Many inpatient providers do not refer patients with penicillin allergy in their medical history to an allergy specialist, despite the benefit to the…