ABC News in New York doing story tonight.

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For those of you in the NY City/Long Island area, there is going to be a story about peanut allergy on ABC news at 5:00 PM tonight. My sister lives in the area and let me know in case I could get it on the satellite (which I can't [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] ). I will search the ABC website for it later and add it to the post if I can find it.

On Dec 11, 2000

Thanks Patty - I'll try to tape it [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] tonite and will post tomorrow to let you all know.

On Dec 11, 2000

This was a nice 3-5 minute piece on IgE Therapy and the studies going on here in NYC @ Mt. Sinai Medical Center and 6 other hospitals (not named, although I think one was in Boston) around the country. They interviewed a woman who carries an Epipen, takes extreme precautions and still averages 1 ER trip/year. They discussed the risks to folks like us and our kids of walking down the street if a peanut roaster vendor is there, airplane travel, etc. The MD interviewed said that if it is successful, PA people would still need to avoid peanuts, but that the injection would protect them from accidental ingestion due to cross-contamination, hidden ingredients, etc. They also urged people with PA to sign up for the study.

This piece was quite well-done, and sympathetic to our side of things. It didn't tell me anything I didn't already know, but I'm sure it was eye-opening to the general public.

On Dec 11, 2000

Thanks Amy! I am glad it was a good piece. Anything that gets the word out is great. I don't think there is too much out there that those of us here at the board don't already know! I see that you are from LI. I am a former Long Islander now living in NC. I was just up there for Thanksgiving. I love it here but will always miss NY food (especially the bagels)!

On Dec 12, 2000

Hi Patti! Several years ago my husband had a job offer in NC - I thought I'd have a heart attack! I have such a love/hate relationship with NY. It's pretty dysfunctional; I'm sure it would be healthier if I would just leave. Seriously, family is what keeps us here. I'm sure we could have a much better quality of life elsewhere, but what WOULD we do without the bagels? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Dec 12, 2000

Amy; Thanks for your post. I heard from 4 different people about the news piece that ran on abc but I was out all day and could not watch it. My friend said that she thought she had heard that the study was geared towards school age kids. Did she misunderstand or is that what was said? I'm glad that it was done well. It's amazing how the word is getting out. There is a difference in it's exposure just the 2 years that I have learned about the allergy. Although I think we still have a long way to go. I was sorry that after all the people told me about channel 7 running the piece that I had missed it. But I knew that I would find some kind of re-cap of it here on the boards and sure enough, you were there! Thanks.

On Dec 12, 2000

I don't recall them saying anyhting aabout the age of the kids, but I remember reading somewhere else that they were lowering the minimum age to 12 to try to attract more participants. The more participants they get, the sooner they'll know if it is successful.

As much as I would like to see this become a reality, I can't imagine volunteering my son for this, although I would do it myself in a heartbeat.

Amy

On Dec 12, 2000

There was also an article on this in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Health Section. It featured a 13 year old girl in the study. It seems to have covered the same things as the ABC piece.

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