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2012-10-10 11:23:12

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as 15 million Americans suffer from a food allergy. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has introduced this fall a new line of allergy-friendly dining initiatives for guests at its 10 parks including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place. These initiatives range from personalized service to new menu options. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121010/FL89890) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091201/FL19045LOGO) "We...

2012-05-09 02:27:28

Food Allergy Initiative and Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Announce Intent to Merge NEW YORK, FAIRFAX, Va., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's two leading food allergy organizations are uniting to advance a cure and promote education for food allergy, a severe and potentially life-threatening disease. The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) today announced their intent to merge, pending regulatory approvals. Recent...

2011-10-10 11:00:00

Potentially Life-Threatening Medical Condition Affects 15 Million Americans LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year's FAAN Walk for Food Allergy in Los Angeles, CA will take place in Santa Monica on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. The event, to be held in more than 40 cities across the country, as well as online, will support the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network's (FAAN(TM)) efforts to increase awareness about food allergies and raise money for...

2011-09-08 14:49:00

Potentially Life-Threatening Medical Condition Affects One in 13 Children in the U.S. PITTSBURGH, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year's FAAN Walk for Food Allergy in Pittsburgh will take place at Hartwood Acres on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. Sally Wiggin of WTAE Channel 4 News will serve as the Local Honorary Media Chair. The event, to be held in more than 40 cities across the country as well as online to support the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN),...

2011-08-17 10:08:00

Tool Offers Guidance on Severe Allergic Reactions in Schools FAIRFAX, Va. and NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educators across the U.S. now have access to a free, interactive online course that provides a comprehensive tutorial on managing anaphylaxis in schools. This tool comes at a critical time as new prevalence figures show as many as 1 in 13 U.S. children have a food allergy, and nearly 40 percent of those children have a history of a severe reaction. How to...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

FAAN General Counsel Takes on a New Role as Julia Bradsher Joins the Global Food Protection Institute Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 FAANâ“ž¢ (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) today named Maria L. Acebal, J.D., as its new CEO, replacing Julia E. Bradsher, Ph.D., who was recently appointed CEO of the Global Food Protection Institute (GFPI). Acebal brings to FAAN an extensive knowledge of food allergies, including personal experience raising a...

2009-02-23 09:00:00

FAAN's Walk for Food Allergy Funds Local Initiatives in 26 Communities FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) announced today its plans to continue funding local initiatives in communities throughout the U.S. affected by food allergies. "A key part of FAAN's mission is to provide education that raises awareness of food allergies and supports families and communities affected by food allergies," said Julia Bradsher, FAAN's CEO. In...

2008-12-01 15:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) today named Julia E. Bradsher, Ph.D., as its new CEO, replacing Founder Anne Munoz-Furlong, who is retiring. Dr. Bradsher brings to FAAN extensive knowledge of anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction. For the past six years, as Senior Director of Marketing, she led the marketing team and strategic planning for all Dey Pharmaceutical products, including EpiPen(R), an...

2008-09-02 21:00:25

By Amy Moellering AT AGE 6, Brielle Book is no stranger to Epi-Pens or ambulances or life-threatening situations. She has severe food allergies and, as a first-grader at Bollinger Canyon Elementary School in San Ramon, the chances that she will accidentally come into contact with nuts or dairy products are very high. Such contact can trigger anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can shut down her breathing passages. If not treated immediately, the condition can be fatal....