Dave Bloom

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Dave Bloom is CEO and "Blogger in Chief" of SnackSafely.com.

NY Times Opinion Piece: A Cure for the Allergy Epidemic?

Moises Velasquez-Manoff makes the case for the 'farm effect' as a contributing factor to allergies in an opinion piece in the New York Times.

Possible Cure of Peanut Allergy by Bone Marrow Transplant

A study presented at a meeting of the ACAAI described the case of a boy cured of his peanut allergy after a bone marrow transplant.

Death of Inmate Due to Food Allergy Leads to $10 Million Civil Suit

A $10 million lawsuit will be filed against Snohomish County, WA for the death of an inmate due to food allergy.

Study of Rapid Peanut Desensitization with Asthma Drug

A study of a treatment combining the asthma drug Xolair® with oral desensitization therapy shows promise.

School Epinephrine Bill Passes Senate

The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act was passed by the full Senate today and moves to the President for his signature.
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'Stock' Epinephrine Bill Ready for Full Senate Vote

The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act has cleared another legislative hurdle.

CDC Releases Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in School

The CDC has published comprehensive guidelines for the management of food allergies in schools.

Food Allergy Video Game in Trials

A trial has begun testing the usability and efficacy of a new web-based video game targeted at children with food allergies.

SnackSafely.com and Safe Snack Guide Endorsed by Cleveland Clinic

SnackSafely.com and the Safe Snack Guide were recommended as resources by the Cleveland Clinic on their "Health Hub" site.

Student Hospitalized After Peanut Placed in Drink at School

A student at Finnvedens High School in Varnamo, Sweden was hospitalized after a peanut was placed in her drink at school.