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School Forms

The phone at the office has been ‘ringing off the hook’. The calls are almost all about school forms. A plea from my staff- to make this easier for all of us- FILL OUT THE FORMS ENTIRELY- ESPECIALLY THE FOOD ALLERGENS OF CONCERN, THE CURRENT WEIGHT, THE TYPE OF AUTOINJECTOR, FORM OF ANTIHISTAMINE, AND THE […]

August 1, 2017 · fleickly · No Comments
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Finding A Path To Safety In Food Allergy- a Summation of a review

Critical Issues in Food Allergy- Summarizing a review. Recently, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted an effort to look at key issues surrounding the public health problem of food allergy. A report, ‘Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy: Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, and Public Policy’ was […]

July 27, 2017 · fleickly · No Comments
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Food Allergy Community Needs Assessment, Indianapolis, Indiana 2017

FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) conducted a nationwide needs assessment survey in a number of communities in the early part of this year (2017). There were 8 cities where the survey was offered; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, and here in Indianapolis. The full report has consensus data and information […]

May 3, 2017 · fleickly · No Comments
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Indianapolis Pollen Counts April 16-19, 2017

Impressive day today with a count of 1328 grains of tree pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day. April 16- 789 April 17 – 410 April 18 – 662 April 19 – 1328 The high range is 90-1499.  The tree pollens seen over the last few days are maple, cottonwood, birch, mulberry, […]

April 19, 2017 · fleickly · No Comments
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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Saturday April 15, 2017

Today must have been the highest pollen count that I have reported. When I look at the rods, there are 3.5 rows. According the ‘Pollen Counters Handbook” (don’t think there is such a thing) if you have more than 400 pollens in one row, just count that row and multiple by 3.5. The rods were […]

April 15, 2017 · fleickly · No Comments
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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Thursday April 13 and Friday April 14, 2017

On Thursday the tree pollen count was 327- a high level. The trees were maple, cottonwood, birch, mulberry, and walnut. Today, Good Friday the count was extremely elevated at 954 grains of tree pollen per cubic meter of air sampled. We had the same pollens as yesterday with the addition of alder. Over the last […]

April 14, 2017 · fleickly · No Comments
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Indianapolis Pollen Counts Wednesday April 12, 2017

I was going to wait a few more days to post again, however a few encounters today caused me concern as to what could be bothering children today. The pollen count was in the moderate level at 72 (moderate range 15-89), significantly lower compared to the preceding three days (all high). The pollens were maple, […]

April 12, 2017 · fleickly · No Comments
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FARE Community Engagement Charter

FARE is recruiting for their Community Engagement Council.   The link is for the Charter. This link is for the application FEL 8/16/2016

August 16, 2016 · fleickly · No Comments
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Can We Prevent Food Allergies?

This talk was given on Tuesday May 11th, 2016 at the 51st Annual Riley Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Conference. The link to the talk can be found on the the ‘Lectures’ page. FEL

May 11, 2016 · fleickly · No Comments
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Peanut Study

After a long wait and the approval of our IRB- we have the following announcement- Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Trial Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health  Currently there is only one treatment program for a food allergy. That treatment is avoidance. There are no other therapies approved other than that of avoiding the food […]

March 15, 2016 · fleickly · No Comments
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