We are excited to announce our latest print issue, Allergy. In this issue, we explore the dynamic chronic disease of allergies from both an individual and a population-based perspective. (Click Here for Full PDF)
First, Dr. Kristy Wolniak defines the term allergy. Her piece summarizes the biological interactions implicated in allergic reactions while simultaneously detailing what an allergy is NOT. An infographic accompanies her piece to further illustrate the biological interactions described. This definition sets the foundation for the remainder of the publication.
Our editorial staff members then highlight a variety of emerging concepts in allergy-related research and treatment.
Personal narratives from individuals living with allergies complement these research-focused blurbs. While each person’s experience is unique, a few underlying themes emerge from these stories. Perhaps most notably, access to life-saving medications – epinephrine – is critical.
Dr. Ruchi Gupta not only describes her work in understanding the epidemiology of childhood food allergies but also discusses her advocacy work to ensure children have access to epinephrine auto-injectors (e.g., EpiPens) in schools.
Finally, Virginia Nowakowski explores the economic impact of allergies during a discussion with Dr. Lucy Bilaver, an expert on the costs of care related to allergies.
We hope you enjoy this issue!
— The Editorial Staff