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Posted on: Mon, 09/27/1999 - 11:08am
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Posted on: Mon, 11/29/1999 - 11:15am
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pI know Chris is in the process of setting up a support group in Massachusetts, but I thought I'd post here anyway. I go to college in western Massachusetts, and I'd like to meet others here or in Boston. Please let me know if you're interested being a part of a Massachusetts group./p
pKatie/p

Posted on: Mon, 11/29/1999 - 11:35am
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pI live in Western Mass. Would like to meet others as well. My 3 yo son has multiple food allergies and we are just learning to deal with it all. I also have them(although peanut is not one...that I KNOW of)./p

Posted on: Mon, 11/29/1999 - 1:58pm
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pIn December there will be another AAFA meeting on Dec 13th,br /
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pPeanutAllergy.Com's Massachusetts Support Group/p
pRe: Now putting together a PeanutAllergy.Com's Massachusetts Supportbr /
Group, hope you will participate!/p
pRe: Hope you can attend the Nov. 8th (and Dec 13) Asthma Allergybr /
Foundation's (educational) support group meeting./p
pHello,/p
pWe are currently organizing a Massachusetts based PeanutAllergy.Combr /
Support Group. This will bring us together to enable us to work onbr /
important issues which we all face. We have helped othersbr /
in organizing groups in their states and have helped them tacklebr /
important issues which effect them locally and nationally! Many havebr /
been able to make a big difference and we would like to see ourbr /
group work together (and with the other groups) to make a differencebr /
also! You are probably already aware that we are based in Mass./p
pWe hope you will join in! Please let us know asap by e mail (or phonebr /
etc.) if you are interested in participating./p
pWe have also been working to find out what is available to us inbr /
Massachusetts for education about peanut allergy (and food allergy)./p
pWe have been in contact with the Asthma Allergy Foundation ofbr /
America, NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER, which holds educational support groupbr /
meetings throughout the year at several different locations within ourbr /
state./p
pWe know that this is short notice but we would like to know if youbr /
would be able to attend Monday's AAFA meeting (Nov. 8) in Lexingtonbr /
from 7-9 pm. This will give us the opportunity to meet each other inbr /
person, while at the same time benefiting from the education offeredbr /
by the AAFA. If you are interested in becoming involved with thebr /
PeanutAllergy.Com group but cannot attend this Nov. 8th meeting justbr /
let us know so we will contact you about what is going on. /p
pThe AAFA meeting will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Beth Israelbr /
and Children's Hospital Medical Care Center, 482 Bedford St. Lexingtonbr /
MA.Directions: From Rt. 128, take exit 31B ("Bedford, Rts. 4 225").br /
Get in right hand lane to make "Jug handle" U-turn, then turn rightbr /
into parking lot.br /
Nov. 8th "The Stress of Managing Food Allergies: Marital and Siblingbr /
Issues,"br /
Lisa Cipriano-Collins, M.A., M.F.T.br /
NOTE: The AAFA would obviously like us all to help them out with somebr /
financial donation for having these meetings etc. so keep this in mindbr /
if you are able, although it is not required as they dobr /
allow everyone to attend these meetings for free at this time. Thisbr /
was one of the questions I asked them when checking to see if we couldbr /
attend. Keep in mind also that we need your financial support now morebr /
than ever, if you would like to discuss this please call me./p
pIn December there will be another AAFA meeting on Dec 13th,br /
"Anaphylactic Reactions to Foods, Drugs, Insects and Latex," (samebr /
time 7-9 p.m. although I was told by Michelle Carrick the Coordinatorbr /
that this one usually runs longer, until around 10:30 p.m. because ofbr /
the interest in it). I was informed by the Coordinator that this isbr /
the most popular meeting and that it is very informative. We arebr /
working to see if we can find a professional video person to tape thisbr /
meeting so if you know of someone let me know (you can e mail or callbr /
me)/p
pWhile I hope to see you at the Nov. 8th meeting, if you are not ablebr /
to attend, I hope you will be able to plan to attend the Dec 13thbr /
meeting on Anaphylactic Reactions. /p
pWe also hope to meet together on our own between these two dates, sobr /
again, if you are not able to attend Monday nights meeting please letbr /
us know that you are very interested and want to be included in ourbr /
PeanutAllergy.Com group. This will be an advocacy type group (whichbr /
will also work on awareness etc. besides the issues we want to seebr /
improved). We will meet and work together and go to educational typebr /
events together etc./p
pContact us [url="http://www.peanutallergy.com/address.htm"]http://www.peanutallergy.com/address.htm[/url] /p
p(Please include in the subject line "Mass Support Group")/p
pChris Papkeebr /
PeanutAllergy.Com/p
pStay Safe,/p
p[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]/p
pHome page: [url="http://www.PeanutAllergy.Com"]http://www.PeanutAllergy.Com[/url] /p
pDiscussion Boards: [url="http://www.peanutallergy.com/bbpage.htm"]http://www.peanutallergy.com/bbpage.htm[/url] /p
pMAILING ADDRESS: /p
p PeanutAllergy.Combr /
123 Grant Ave.br /
Medford, MA 02155/p
p USA/p
pPHONE NUMBER 1-781-395-9530 /p
pFAX NUMBER 1-603-388-5483/p
pDISCLAIMER:br /
The materials and other information provided by this Web site are forbr /
educational, communication and information purposes only and are notbr /
intended to replace or constitute medical advice or treatments./p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe,/p
p [email]"Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com"[/email] /p
p[This message has been edited by Chris (edited February 11, 2004).]/p

Posted on: Mon, 11/29/1999 - 2:07pm
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pHere is a link to thebr /
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) chapter page where you may find an educational support group near you!/p
p [url="http://www.aafa.org/chap_sg.html"]http://www.aafa.org/chap_sg.html[/url] /p
pAAFA New England Chapter /p
pPatricia Goldman, Executive Director /p
p 220 Boylston Streetbr /
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167br /
617-965-7771br /
FAX: 617-965-8886br /
[email]aafane@aol.com[/email] /p
pServes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusettes, Rhode Island andbr /
Connecticut. Program highlights include: public forums and exhibits; telephonebr /
information/referrals; tobacco control program; scholarship essay contest for highbr /
school juniors and advocacy for safer environments. /p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe,/p
p [email]"Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com"[/email]/p

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2000 - 3:19am
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pHi Everyone,/p
pMy name is Chris LaPlaca and I started a support group for the North Shore of Boston. Our first meeting was in October 1999. We meet the first Tuesday of every other month (Oct 99: Back to School, Dec 99: Emotional Challenges, Feb 00: Anaphylaxis). Our next meeting is April 4, 2000, from 7 pm to 9pm. We meet at the Women's Health Center in Danvers, Mass. This is located at 1 Hutchinson Drive, near BJ's Wholesale Club (Endicott St. exit off of 128, left off the exit, thru 1 set of lights by KMart, left at the next light onto Hutchinson Drive). /p
pThe topic for our April meeting is "Getting the Word Out". We will talk about how to communicate to teachers, babysitters, family members, what products people use, have had trouble with, resources that are available (e.g. the Internet, groups, etc.) and how we can work as a group to get some meaningful tasks done./p
pOur group is affiliated with The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America; our medical advisor is Dr. Paul Hannaway from Asthma Affiliates in Salem, Danvers, and Andover. Our meetings are free and open to the public and everyone is welcome. We like to have a speaker and then open discussion. We have found that we learn a great deal from professionals and also from those of us "in the trenches" who live with food allergies every day./p
pIf you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly. I can be reached at (978) 352-3382./p
pThanks...and stay safe!br /
-Chris LaPlaca/p

Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2000 - 12:51am
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pOur meetings are starting up again after our summer break! We are going to be meeting the first Tuesday of Every month this year. The first meeting is Tuesday, September 5, from 7pm to 9pm. The topic is "Keeping Children Safe at School and Daycare". We will not have a formal speaker at this meeting, just have an open forum to discuss school issues./p
pWe meet at The Women's Health Center in Danvers. Take 128 to the Endicott Street Exit (near Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers). Take a left at the exit, thru 1 set of lights, take a left at the next set of lights onto Hutchinson Drive. The Women's Health Center is 1 Hutchinson Drive, 1st building on the right. The Center is right by BJ's Wholesale Club./p
pThe meetings are informal, free, and open to everyone. Please email me if you have any questions: [email]gradtls@shore.net[/email]./p

Posted on: Tue, 08/08/2000 - 7:48am
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pI am a 43 year young female with nut and other food allergies. I live in the Boston/North Shore area and I would be very interested in getting together with other adults with nut allergies. The issues I deal with are somewhat different than those of parents of young children who are PA. I'm sure my experiences can help them somewhat, but I feel there is a need for adult issues. Is anyone interested? My email is [email]cdesign99@yahoo.com[/email] thanks so much!/p
p[This message has been edited by christinems (edited February 16, 2002).]/p

Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2000 - 7:29am
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pThe next meeting of the Food Allergy Group of the North Shore is Tuesday, October 3, from 7-9 pm at The Women's Health Center in Danvers. This meeting will be an Open Forum...bring your great ideas and great mistakes [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]br /
The November meeting, Nov. 7 (election day) will feature Dr. Leah Ritchie, Ph.D. who will speak about Effective Communication: How to Talk to Others About the Serios Nature of Food Allergies. Dr. Ritchie is a professor of Organizational Behavior at Salem State College. She holds her Ph.D. in Communications. She will talk about conflicts, handling the emotional componant, and how to assert yourself. Should be interesting! Call Chris at 978-352-3382 if you need more info./p

Posted on: Fri, 01/26/2001 - 10:51pm
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pThe next meeting of The Food Allergy Group of the North Shore will be Tuesday, Feb 6, 2001, 7pm to 9pm. It will be held upstairs at the Women's Health Center in Danvers, MA. It will be an open forum-type meeting. We will be discussing the legislation at the state house regarding administration of epinephrine by Massachusetts EMTs. We all need to write and call in support of this legislation.br /
For more info contact Chris at [email]nclaplaca@aol.com[/email]. Thanks!/p

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2001 - 5:59am
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pAllergist James MacLean, MD, will speak about Anaphylaxis on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 from 7-9 PM at The Woman's Health Center in DANVERS, MA. The Asthma Allergy Foundation will supply 2 hour Certificates of Attendance to Teachers School Nurses to be used towards PDPs or CEUs. This meeting is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing Christyne at [email]nclaplaca@aol.com[/email]./p

Posted on: Fri, 04/06/2001 - 3:13am
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pOur April 3 meeting was a huge success. We had 57 people attend and 1/2 of those were either teachers or school nurses. Some of our members had next year and the following year's teachers there! Dr. MacLean was an excellent speaker and really drove the point home about getting that Epinephrine in. Thanks to all who attended!/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/03/2001 - 11:56pm
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pI live in a western suburb of Boston, Medfield. Anyone interested in starting a support group around this area ?/p

Posted on: Sun, 09/30/2001 - 3:30am
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pOur group is starting up again for the 2001/2001 year./p
pWe will be meeting the first Tuesday of every month, beginning October 2, from 7 to 9 PM at the Cafeteria at BEVERLY HOSPITAL. This is a new location for us this year. The cafeteria is located on the 3rd floor./p
pWe will have Martha MacDougall, founder of Kellies Candies, a local nut-free candy company, speak informally at the Oct. 2 meeting. She will have samples of her product. This is a great opportunity to find a safe candy for the upcoming holidays. We will also talk about strategies for handling Halloween./p
pPlease feel free to email me if you have any questions.br /
[email]nclaplaca@aol.com[/email]/p
p[This message has been edited by Chris LaPlaca (edited October 01, 2001).]/p

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 5:57am
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pReminder: Dr. Michael Young, author of the new Peanut Allergy Answer Book, isbr /
the guest speaker this coming Monday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. at thebr /
Asthma Allergy Foundation educational support group that meets in Lexingtonbr /
at the Beth Israel/Children's Hospital Medical Care Center (482 Bedford St.)./p
pPlease invite your friends and relatives, spouses, teachers, babysitters,br /
etc./p
pDriving directions: Route 128 to Exit 31 B ("Bedford - Rts. 4 and 225"). Thebr /
Beth Israel/Children's Hospital site is about one-quarter of a mile, on thebr /
left, However, you are not permitted to make a left turn across the oncomingbr /
traffic. Therefore, stay in the right lane and watch for a turn-off to make abr /
"jug-handle" U-turn at the traffic light. You will then be able to turn intobr /
the parking lot for the building. Parking is free. The meeting is in thebr /
first floor Radiology Dept. waiting room./p
pCopies of Dr. Young's book will be available for sale at the meeting forbr /
$10.00./p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe,/p
p[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]/p

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 10:16am
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pI can't believe I read this notice just a couple hours too late! Arggh! I would have gone.../p
pIf anyone does attend, could you let us know if anything new and interesting was said?/p
pThanks,br /
Debbie/p

Posted on: Wed, 02/13/2002 - 8:48am
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pI was at the Dr Young "ask the Doctor" Monday night. (I was the tall blonde woman who could not stop coughing and had all the questions about CAP RAST. Chris where you there? I would love to meet you!) His book covered basically everything he said in his talk - it is a GREAT book for everyone - but he did stress a couple of big things:br /
* he has NO PROBLEM with using an Epi-Pen, EVER. Better to be safe than to 'wait and see' If you use the Epi-Pen, then you MUST go to the hospital for 6 HOURS, even if They discharge the PA patient, the risk of biphasic response it TOO HIGH and the biphasic response if generally more severe that the first attack.br /
* Don't use CAP RAST result numbers to gauge the SEVERITY of a response; it will only gauge the LIKELIHOOD of a response.br /
I really enjoyed his talk and am looking forward to attending the talk re: Getting Ready for School. I work with the North Suburban Family Network (Melrose, Wakefield Stoneham) We are looking to book Dr Young for around September (we asked him at the meeting and he said that his earliest opening was then, he also said his fee was $250 (?) for anyone else who might want to book him for a talk. The NSFN is 501c3 so I don't know if that reflects a discounted rate.)/p
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Posted on: Tue, 03/05/2002 - 2:20am
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pHello -- I am working with some other people to set up a parent discussion / support group AND/OR a possible safe playgroup for kids with food allergies. /p
pIf you are interested in joining us, we would love to have you. Feel free to email me at [email]heidipasternak@hotmail.com[/email]./p
pThanks!br /
Heidi/p

Posted on: Tue, 03/05/2002 - 5:47am
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pFood Allergy Group of the North Shore /p
pTuesday, March 5 Food Allergy Meeting/p
pJust a reminder, open meeting tomorrow evening from 7 tobr /
9 pm in the cafeteria at beverly hospital. Thanks./p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe,/p
p[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]/p

Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 11:47am
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pThe Food Allergy Group of the North Shore will hold its first meeting of thisbr /
season next Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m./p
pThe NEW MEETING SITE for the group is Salem Hospital, in the Davenportbr /
Conference Center, first floor./p
pGuest speaker Christanne Smith will discuss new food allergy guidelines forbr /
schools that will be issued soon by the Massachusetts Department ofbr /
Education. /p
pPlease join in welcoming Cindy Blonder, the group's new volunteerbr /
coordinator. If you have questions about the group, you may call Cindy atbr /
781-598-5932, or call Sharon Schumack, Health Education Coordinator of thebr /
Asthma Allergy Foundation of America/New England Chapter, (617-965-7771)br /
which sponsors the Food Allergy Group of the North Shore. /p
pMARK YOUR CALENDAR for the second Wednesday of each month.br /
Upcoming programs include:br /
Nov. 13 - guest speaker: Dr. Michael Young, author of The Peanut Allergybr /
Answer Bookbr /
Dec. 11 - "Coping with Food Allergies During the Holidays" (Open forum/groupbr /
discussion)br /
Jan. 8 - "Food Allergies: Finding Your Confidence" (led by Michele Carrick,br /
social worker and parent of food allergic teenager)./p
pIf you are not yet a member of the Asthma Allergy Foundation, please callbr /
the office, pick up membership information at the October 9th meeting, or onbr /
our website: [url="http://www.asthmaandallergies.org."]www.asthmaandallergies.org.[/url] We need your support to continue tobr /
offer these educational programs in your community./p
pSharon Schumackbr /
Health Education Coordinatorbr /
Asthma Allergy Foundation of America - New England Chapterbr /
220 Boylston St.br /
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467br /
TEL: (617) 965-7771br /
FAX: (617) 965-8886/p
pe-mail: [email]aafane@aol.com[/email]/p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe,/p
p[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]/p

Posted on: Wed, 07/02/2003 - 12:03am
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pThanks for your interest in the Food Allergy Group of the North Shore. Webr /
hope you have been able to attend some of the programs, and have found thembr /
informative and helpful. Meetings will resume in the fall. /p
pWe are in the process of planning the new season's programs. Please let usbr /
know whether there are specific topics you are interested in, and any otherbr /
comments or suggestions about how the group can better meet your needs./p
pYou can send an e-mail or call one of us by phone with your thoughts./p
pP.S. If you want to receive our newsletter by mail, please check to see ifbr /
your AAFA membership is up-to-date. Your annual donation is what helps usbr /
provide these programs for you./p
pHave a great summer! /p
pCindy Blonder, Volunteer Coordinatorbr /
Food Allergy Group of the North Shorebr /
e-mail: [email]cmblonder@msn.com[/email]br /
Tel (781) 598-5932/p
pSharon Schumackbr /
Health Education Coordinatorbr /
Asthma Allergy Foundation of America - New England Chapterbr /
220 Boylston St.br /
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467br /
TEL: (617) 965-7771br /
e-mail: [email]aafane@aol.com[/email]/p
pe-mail: [email]aafane@aol.com[/email]/p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe,/p
p[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]/p

Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 8:02am
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pWe hope you can attend or tell others about the following programs sponsoredbr /
by the Asthma Allergy Foundation of America/New England Chapter.br /
For more information and driving directions, see our website:br /
[url="http://www.asthmaandallergies.org,"]www.asthmaandallergies.org,[/url] or call us at (617)965-7771./p
pMARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR:/p
pJan. 8 Food Allergy Group of the North Shore (Salem, MA)br /
"Food Allergies and Asthma: What is the Connection?"br /
7:00 p.m. at Salem Hospital, Davenport Conference Area, first floor./p
pJan 12 Northwest Suburban Boston Area (Lexington, MA)br /
"Healthy Schools for Children with Allergies and Asthma," Tolle Graham,br /
Mass. Healthy Schools Network; 7:00 p.m. at Children's Hospital Beth Israelbr /
Medical Care Center, 482 Bedford St., Lexington, MA. /p
pJan 13 Metro-Boston at Newton-Wellesley Hospital (Newton, MA)br /
"Asthma Management: Medications, Gadgets Gizmos," Learn about effectivebr /
use of medicines, spacers, peak flow meters from Beth Klements, Asthma Nurse,br /
Children's Hospital, Boston. Route 16 (Washington St.), Newton, nearbr /
intersection of Route 95/128./p
pJan. 15 Southeastern MA Food Allergy Parent Support Group (Foxboro, MA)br /
"Nutrients to Keep in Mind on a Restricted Diet," Tricia Bates, Registeredbr /
Dietician, 7:00 p.m. at Pediatric Specialists, 132 Central St., Suite 116,br /
Foxboro, MA. /p
pJan. 21 Food Allergy Group of the South Shore (So. Weymouth, MA) "Managingbr /
Asthma Food Allergies: Asthma Medications, Gadgets Gizmos) Elisabeth Stieb,br /
RN, asthma nurse./p
pJan. 27 Shoreside Asthma Allergy Educational Support Group (No. Pembroke,br /
MA) "Programs and games to educate parents and children about asthma" 7:00 p.m.br /
at No. Pembroke Elementary School, 72 Pilgrim Road, No. Pembroke, MA/p
pWe need your support to continue to offer these educational programs, publishbr /
information, advocate on your behalf for healthy and safe public policies,br /
and operate our telephone information line and website./p
p------------------br /
Stay Safe,/p
p[email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]/p

Posted on: Mon, 09/20/2004 - 12:34pm
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pMonday, Sept. 27br /
"Managing Life-threatening Allergies in School," Michele Carrick, LICSW andbr /
Jane Franks, RN, members of the task force that developed the state guidelines.br /
Meets at 7:00 p.m. at Rita Edwards Miller Elementary School, 1 Mitchell Way,br /
Westford, MA. /p
pWe have a new group forming for the Merrimack Valley, that will meet at thebr /
North Andover Middle School, and also have groups that meet in Framingham,br /
Foxboro, and elsewhere. Information is published in our newsletter and posted onbr /
our website: [url="http://www.asthmaandallergies.org"]www.asthmaandallergies.org[/url] /p
p[This message has been edited by Chris PeanutAllergy Com (edited September 20, 2004).]/p

Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 1:58am
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pAll meetings begin at 7:00 p.m., and usually last until 9:00 p.m.br /
You are welcome to attend all groups. /p
pOct. 5br /
"Update on Food Allergies," Allergist Paul Hannaway, MD at Food Allergybr /
Group of the North Shore, Salem Hospital (Davenport Conference Area - first floor)./p
p Oct. 14br /
"The ABC's of Food Allergy." Speaker: allergist Ann Wang Dohlman,br /
MD, at Waltham/Watertown Food Allergy Support Group, atbr /
Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St. /p
pOct. 19br /
"Food Allergies and Your Child," allergist John Saryan, MD, at Merrimackbr /
Valley Asthma and Allergy Support Group, North Andover Middle School, 495 Mainbr /
St.. (enter from rear parking lot). For info: Linda Sullivan, RN, 978-686-1862./p
pOct. 21br /
"Nutrients to keep in mind on a restricted diet," Registeredbr /
Dietitian Tricia Bates will speak at Southeastern Mass. Food Allergybr /
Parent Support Group, meeting at Pediatric Specialists, 132 Centralbr /
St. Suite 116, Foxboro, MA. For information, call (508)223-4794./p
pOct. 25br /
"The ABC's of Anaphylaxis and EpiPen/p

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pSave the date for future meetings:br /
Nov. 4 "Ask the Doctor" Meet allergist James MacLean, MD, and bring yourbr /
questions for him to answer.br /
Dec. 2 "Testing Children for Food Allergies," featuring allergist Jordanbr /
Scott, MD, Clinical Fellow at Children's Hospital, Boston.br /
Jan. 6 Speaker: Jeffrey May, author of a new book, "The Mold Survivalbr /
Guide for your Home and for your Health"/p

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pDec. 14 "Teens with Food Allergies: What Are The Challenges?" (Parentbr /
panel) at Metro-Boston Asthma Allergy Educational Support Group, 7:00 P.M. Atbr /
Newton-Wellesley Hospital. /p
pDec. 16 SOUTHEASTERN MASS. FOOD ALLERGY PARENT SUPPORT GROUP (Foxboro,br /
MA) 7:00 p.m. at Pediatric Specialists, 132 Central St., Suite 116, Foxborobr /
(Exit 7B off Rt. 95 -Route 140 North; enter through North entrance in rear).br /
"Open Forum" meeting. Bring your ideas and concerns./p

Posted on: Mon, 02/07/2005 - 12:49am
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pFeb. 15 NORTHWEST SUBURBAN BOSTON AREA (Lexington, MA)br /
"What Would You Do? Handling Family Food Allergy Dilemmas,"br /
(group discussion of scenarios based on issues that arise in day-to-daybr /
interactions with spouses, children, family members and friends.)br /
(Note: This group usually meets on Mondays. This meeting was switched tobr /
Tuesday due to Valentine's Day.)br /
Meets at Beth Israel Children's Hospital Medical Care Center, 482 Bedfordbr /
St., Lexington, MA. Directions: From Rt. 128, take exit 31B ("Bedford, Rts. 4 br /
225"). Get in right lane to make "Jug handle" U-turn, then turn into parkingbr /
lot. /p
pFeb. 15 METRO-BOSTON ASTHMA ALLERGY SUPPORT GROUPbr /
"Food Allergy Books and Treats: Parent-Created Companies Help Fill The Void"br /
(Panel: meet parents of children with food allergies who wrote and publishedbr /
a children's book and founded nut/egg/dairy-free candy and baking mixbr /
companies. They will share their stories about what inspired them to create theirbr /
products and how it has changed their lives. )br /
Meets at Newton- Wellesley Hospital, Rte. 16, near intersection of Rte.br /
128/95-(2nd floor- usually in Bowles Conference Center, just past cafeteria. Checkbr /
at information desk for meeting room location./p
pFeb. 17 SOUTHEASTERN MASS. FOOD ALLERGY PARENT SUPPORT GROUP (Foxboro,br /
MA)br /
Meets at Pediatric Specialists, 132 Central St., Suite 116, Foxboro (Exit 7Bbr /
off Rt. 95 -Route 140 North; enter through North entrance in rear). /p
pFeb. 28 NASHOBA VALLEY ASTHMA ALLERGY EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUPbr /
"Why Me? ...Developing coping strategies for parents and children withbr /
asthma/allergies,"br /
Speaker: Nurse Practitioner Irene Auriliobr /
Meets at the Rita Edwards Miller Elementary School, 1 Mitchell Way, Westford,br /
MA/p

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pMar. 28 "Customized School Food Allergy Management Programs for Families andbr /
Schools," Food allergy consultants Shelly Creager and Jan Hanson, at Ritabr /
Edwards Miller Elementary School, 1 Mitchell Way, Westford. (Nashoba Valleybr /
Asthma Allergy Educational Support Group)/p
pMarch 30 "An Allergist's Approach to Eczema," Allergist Jordan Scott, MD,br /
Clinical Fellow, Children's Hospital - Boston. Waltham High School, 617br /
Lexington St., Waltham (Waltham/Watertown Food Allergy Support Group)/p
pSAVE THE DATE: Sunday, April 3, 2005br /
"Breath of Spring" Gala dinner and auction to benefit AAFA/New England.br /
5:30 p.m. at The Westin-Waltham Hotel (just off Route 95/128).br /
Plan a "night out" with support group friends, or help by donating auctionbr /
items or placing ads to honor your children, doctors, and friends. Invitationsbr /
will be mailed by March 1. Call us if you don't receive one, or to donatebr /
auction items or ads: 617-965-7771./p

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pApril 7 "Staying Safe with Food Allergies" - Food Allergy Group of thebr /
North Shore, (Open Forum meeting; bring your best suggestions) meets at 7 pm,br /
Salem Hospital, Davenport Conference Area, first floor, 81 Highland Ave.,br /
Salem. /p
pApril 11 "What to Expect When You Call 911 for an Allergy or Asthmabr /
Emergency," Speaker: EMT and ambulance driver. 7 pm at Beth Israel Children'sbr /
Hospital Medical Care Center, 482 Bedford St., Lexington, MA./p
pApril 12 "Allergy-Friendly Home Renovations," Jeffrey May, author of Mybr /
House is Killing Me!, 7 pm at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St.,br /
Newton. (Metro-Boston Allergy Asthma Support Group)/p
pApril 13 "Anaphylaxis: How to Prevent and Treat Life-Threatening Allergicbr /
Reactions," Speaker: Allergist Julian Melamed, MD, Food Allergy Group ofbr /
Southern New Hampshire, St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua (This meeting will be held inbr /
Academic Center, 5 Woodward Ave. The building may be entered from the firstbr /
floor of the parking garage, at the rear left corner. This is not the usualbr /
meeting room of this group.) /p
pApril 21 "Asthma Primer: How to Recognize and Treat Childhood Asthma,"br /
Donald Acetta, allergist MD, Southeastern Mass. Food Allergy Parent Support Group,br /
meets at Pediatric Specialists, 132 Central St., Suite 116, Foxboro. /p
pApril 25 "Inhalers?... Spacer?... Peak flow?... Diagnosis and treatmentbr /
of childhood asthma," nurse practitioner Karen Flynn. Nashoba Valley Asthma br /
Allergy Support Group, meets at Rita Edwards Miller Elementary School, 1br /
Mitchell Way, Westford./p

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