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Legislation to Provide Allergy Medication in Schools is Crucial to Save Lives
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An act recently signed by President Obama will make it easier to provide epinephrine to children with severe food allergies in schools, even without a prescription. Physicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital hope the act will encourage the remaining 20 states to pass legislation, incentivizing and, in some cases, requiring that schools to have this medication […]

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$55K Food Processing Fine Issued For Food Allergy Offence
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The heaviest fine for a food allergy offence involving allergies has been issued after an eight-year-old boy suffered a severe allergic reaction after being served ice-cream that he was assured was dairy-free. Catering company Manor on High in Victoria was fined $55,000 for the offence after a magistrate convicted the company of breaching Victoria’s Food […]

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Food Allergies at School
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Learn about some important considerations for dealing with a child’s food allergies at school. Food allergies have been becoming more common over the past few decades, now affecting approximately 4% of all children. Food allergy is a common cause of anaphylaxis at school, with close to 20% of students with food allergies experiencing a reaction. […]

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Food Allergies: Virginia EpiPen Law Could Go Nationwide
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Food allergies are getting a spotlight at the federal level. The House of Representatives passed a bill to get more EpiPens in our schools – the first line of defense against an allergic reaction. Virginia’s a step ahead of the feds with this one. Following the death of a first-grader in Chesterfield County, the commonwealth […]

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Managing Food Allergies While You Travel
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Taking these simple prep steps can help you keep a wrap on your food allergies as well as be able to treat an allergy emergency. Your vacation at an all-inclusive resort or on a cruise is booked. You’ll be able to completely relax – no work, no responsibilities, no cooking for an entire week. There’s […]

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Doctors Health Press Releases Statement in Honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week
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Doctors Health Press,recently released a statement in honor of Food Allergy Awareness week. Food allergies are common in the U.S.—so common that one week in May is dedicated to food allergy awareness. For many, allergies are usually of the milder kind; but for those who have an anaphylactic reaction to an allergen, life can be […]

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‘Lone Star’ Tick Blamed for Food Allergy to Meat
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A new study in children strengthens the link between tick bites and reactions to red meat. A tiny tick might be to blame for a rash of red meat allergies across the United States, researchers say. And the latest study suggests grill-loving kids are just as vulnerable as their grown-up counterparts. “Nearly 50 percent of […]

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