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General medical information:
MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY (www.massmed.org)
Lots of general, medical news, particularly regarding Massachusetts.
General allergy, asthma, and immunology:
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY (www.acaai.org)
You can find the most up-to-date guidelines for treating asthma, as well as links to various pharmaceutical companies and Medline (where you can search the medical literature). There are also answers to questions such as what is an allergy, etc.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY (www.aaaai.org)
Similar to the American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology website.
ASTHMA & ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND (www.asthmaandallergies.org)
This is an excellent source of allergy and asthma information with an emphasis on the New England states including information on advocacy issues (for example, how to deal with school related issues).
ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA (www.aafa.org)
Excellent resource for educational information about asthma and allergies.
FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS NETWORK (www.foodallergy.org)
This site is an excellent resource for anyone who has food allergies. It is maintained by people with food allergies and their families, and the information is reviewed by physicians. It has a variety of information on things such as how to read food labels, product recalls, product alerts, etc.
Información sobre alergias alimenarias en Español: https://www.foodallergy.org/section/espanol
This is a searchable database containing more than 9,000 food ingredients and over 30,000 name-brand food products. If you want to find out what is in Chicken McNuggets or Pizza Hut pizza, this is one of the places you should investigate.
ALLERGY EATS (http://www.allergyeats.com/)
A peer-reviewed directory of restaurants with reviews based on their ability to accommodate food allergies (like Yelp for food allergies).
AMERICAN LATEX ALLERGY ASSOCIATION (http://www.latexallergyresources.org)
A good source of information on latex allergy, as well as various products that do/do not contain latex.
EpiPen brand epinephrine autoinjector with information and videos on how to use the device. You can also go onto this website to sign up for alerts to remind you when your EpiPen is about to expire and for coupons to help with the cost of the medication.
Epinephrine injection, USP (http://www.epinephrineautoinject.com/) Generic epinephrine injector (using this device is different than the EpiPen). Go here to get a free trainer for this injector (trainers do not come with the prescription), and to sign up for coupons.
Other helpful websites:
This website offers information on pollen counts by zip code. It also has information about individual pollens.
MEDICALERT FOUNDATION (http://www.medicalert.org/)
Medical Alert bracelets are recommended for all people with food, venom or medication allergies. Also recommended for people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes.
CHOOSING WISELY (http://www.choosingwisely.org/)
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has partnered with various medical specialties to start dialogues between physicians and patients about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary or cause harm. There are two of particular interest: