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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....

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