Dr. L food allergy Q&A

Dr. L food allergy Q&A

In this month’s issue of Texas Medicine, Dr. Lieberman had an insightful Q&A that reflects his deep knowledge about the food allergy epidemic. You can read it here. Some highlights include: 8% of kids have a food allergy. This rise in food allergies caught everyone (e.g. schools, restaurants, airlines) unprepared. Texas has passed legislation to…

Allergy Bills that passed in 2019

Allergy Bills that passed in 2019

The 2019 Texas Legislative Session, the 86th one, has finished. Below is a quick summary of the bills the State Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society supported. As in years past, Dr. Parekh and Dr. Lieberman attended First Tuesdays at the Capitol to advocate for these bills with our state legislators! HB4260 relating to the possession…

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week!

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week!

This is the 21st Food Allergy Awareness Week and this year Gov. Abbot has also recognized it in the state of Texas! From FARE’s website: “more than 32 million Americans are managing food allergy. Through increased awareness, we can promote respect, safety and inclusion and ensure that communities have the tools they need to spread…

Austin's Food Allergy Leaders

Austin's Food Allergy Leaders

Reminder, FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk is this Sunday, Oct. 29! We Are Austin’s Leaders in Food Allergy: 5 patients are currently enrolled in Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Successfully lobbied at the 85th Texas Legislative Session for the passage of SB1367 & SB 579; access to epinephrine in public universities and private schools Conducted in…

Two Allergy & Epinephrine Bills Passed!

Two Allergy & Epinephrine Bills Passed!

The 85th Texas Legislature has wrapped up, and we are happy to see two bills that Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parekh personally went to the Capitol to advocate for have passed! SB579: This bill is similar to SB66 which passed two years ago for public schools. It allows private schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors for…