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Food Allergy News from Latitude — July 2020

The Latitude team shares the experiences of two patients, a newly released research publication co-authored by Latitude Founder Kimberley Yates, and provide updates about our COVID-19 safety measures. 

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Consensus report from the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) 2019 Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy Summit

Latitude Founder, Kimberley Yates was honored to participate in the first Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy Summit in November 2019. Kimberley was able to provide the patient voice and the Latitude team’s clinical perspective in this important discussion of the role of oral immunotherapy in food allergy care. 

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Patient Blog

Jacqueline’s Food Allergy Journey

Jacqueline is a rising high school sophomore with multiple food allergies including eggs, dairy, tree nuts, and peanut. She is a member of the FARE Teen Advisory Group and is passionate about volunteering at local food banks and providing allergy-friendly food to families in need. Jacqueline shares her journey of participation in a clinical trial, multiple food challenges to clarify her diagnosis, and advocacy for herself and other families impacted by food allergies. 

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Latitude Welcomes Dr. June Zhang

Latitude has added our second allergist to the team. Dr. June Zhang, a board certified allergist and immunologist, is passionate about helping patients with food allergies and truly understands the needs of food allergic families from her own personal experience with a food allergy.

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Nicole’s Food Allergy Journey

Michelle’s daughter Nicole was diagnosed with food allergies as an infant. Now during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicole, age 4, has reached maintenance dosing with oral immunotherapy to peanuts. Michelle shares their food allergy journey from diagnosis to treatment, from fear and confusion to empowerment and gratitude.

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Food Allergy Education for Parents of Young Children

Dr. Rani Maskatia was honored to be invited by Blossom Birth and Family to discuss food allergies with parents of young children. Her talk in May 2020 focused on the introduction of allergenic foods, signs that a baby has a food allergy, the best ways to diagnose food allergies, and the latest research and options for treatment of food allergies.

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Pediatric Nutrition Roundtable: a conversation about food, anxiety, and allergies during COVID-19

Pediatricians Dr. Janesta Noland and Dr. Kellen Glinder of Private Medical, and board certified allergist and food allergy specialist Dr. Rani Maskatia of Latitude Food Allergy Care, participated in an interactive webinar about nutrition, food allergies and sensitivities, and their impact on patient well-being — particularly during this time of COVID-19.

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Food Allergy News from Latitude — June 2020

Along with the world and our local community, Latitude has been working through the process of finding our new normal. We are hopeful that receiving a bit of good news from Latitude via this newsletter will be a welcome message in the midst of these challenging times.

Patient Blog

Cotten’s Food Allergy Journey

Cotten was only a six-month-old baby when he had his first severe food allergy reaction to peanuts. His mother, May, sought treatment and care for her baby right away. Their family had no family history of food allergies, but she knew as a hospital dietitian that food allergies were on the rise.

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FDA Approves First Drug for Children’s Peanut Allergies — Here’s How It Works

The milestone approval by the FDA of Palforzia to treat reactions to accidental exposures to peanuts in children with food allergies, has prompted many reactions. Kimberley Yates, CEO and Founder of Latitude Food Allergy Care comments about the continued impact of food allergies on families.

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‘Extend A Little Grace’ — Navigating Food Allergies And Sensitivities At Thanksgiving

NPR sheds light on how treacherous Thanksgiving can be for families with food allergies and ways to navigate these situations. Latitude CEO and Founder, Kimberley Yates shares a story of how her daughter’s multiple food allergies infused Thanksgiving with her large family with stress and frustration.

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Top 100 Women in Food Allergies

Latitude CEO and Founder, Kimberley Yates and two members of our Medical Advisory Board — Dr. Amal Assa’ad and Dr. Tania Elliott — are included in this list cultivated by Spokin.

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Allergists Debate Anticipated FDA Approval of a Peanut Allergy Drug

There are many sides to the OIT conversation between researchers, clinicians, advocates, policymakers and – most importantly patients. In anticipation of FDA approval for the first food allergy treatment the conversation is getting louder.

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Peanut Allergy Treatment Palforzia Is One Step Closer to Market

The FDA has shown support for a therapy that could save lives and ease anxiety for millions of families.

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Panel Backs FDA Approval for Aimmune’s Peanut OIT Drug

We are very proud of Latitude co-founder Kim Yates Grosso’s 16 year old daughter Tessa for testifying at the FDA meeting, advocating the need for oral immunotherapy.

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For Children With Peanut Allergies, F.D.A. Experts Recommend a New Treatment

We are very proud of Latitude co-founder Kim Yates Grosso’s 16 year old daughter Tessa for testifying today at the FDA meeting, advocating the need for oral immunotherapy.

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Latitude Food Allergy Care and UCSF Health Form Strategic Alliance

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Local Mom Uses Experience to Help Open Specialty Food Allergy Clinic, Los Altos Town Crier

by Melissa Hartman

“Taback and her clinic co-founders hope to give parents what they wish they had when they were learning about their own children’s serious food allergies: reassurance that they can handle all of the situations thrown their way.”

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