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Antibiotic residue on blueberries may have triggered reaction People who have allergic reactions to antibiotics may need to pay more attention to the fruit they eat, according to a Canadian case study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. A 10-year-old girl had an anaphylactic reaction after eating blueberry pie, and lab results revealed the [...]

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President’s Message

A message from ACAAI President Michael Foggs, MD, FACAAI Big data insights I recently attended a medical conference in Chicago and heard a young surgeon give a talk on the future impact of “big data” in medicine and the delivery of health care. This notion somewhat fascinated me so I began to explore the concept [...]

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Annual Meeting News Who has what it takes for survival of the FITtest? It’s all about survival of the FITtest during the 23rd annual FIT Bowl competition. Join your colleagues for an interesting and fun-filled competition during the 2014 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting. Approximately 25 to 30 teams of various allergy training program students from [...]

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AMA Corner

Welcome to the AMA Corner managed and prepared by Alnoor A. Malick, MD, FACAAI, delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, to keep you abreast of important AMA news and developments impacting allergy-immunology. Six tips for smart social media use There’s more to social media than selfies — smart use can enhance your learning and [...]

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JCAAI Corner

Times are changin’ As the folk singer Bob Dylan once said, “the times, they are a changing.” Nothing could be more true now! Many have asked me about the future of the Joint Council in view of the Academy withdrawing its support. I personally commit to you that the leadership team of the JCAAI remains [...]

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Fellows-In-Training

September 2014 Review Questions: Janeway’s Immunobiology 8th Edition by Kenneth Murphy Chapter 11 (pages 429-460): Dynamics of Adaptive Immunity— prepared by Kelly von Elten, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Monica Bhagat, MD, University of Pennsylvania Chapter 12 (pages 465-503): The Mucosal Immune System— prepared by Andrew Nickels, MD, Mayo School of Graduate Medical [...]

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