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5 Food Allergy Safety Tips For The Holidays
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5 food allergy safety tips for the holiday from The Allergy & Asthma Network, Tonya Winders, chief executive officer of The Allergy & Asthma Network, offers these tips: 1. Avoid dangerous foods. It is important to see a board-certified allergist and be tested for suspected food allergens, to properly identify safe vs. dangerous foods. Once you […]

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New laws put EpiPens  in schools, give staff a way to fight deadly allergic reactions
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One in four children who had severe reactions to food didn’t know they were allergic. A federal law takes effect Wednesday that will financially reward states that allow schools to stock up on injectable epinephrine – often called EpiPens – in case children suffer potentially deadly allergic reactions to food or drugs. The new law, […]

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Eating Out With A Peanut Allergy
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Eating out should be an enjoyable experience but if you have a peanut allergy you need to take extra precautions. Most people enjoy eating out with their family and friends. Michigan State University Extension encourages families and friends to eat together because of the many benefits of eating together. People eat better and are emotionally […]

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Food Allergy Advocates Call For Drug Injectors In Restaurants
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Advocates for those with food allergies are urging more cities to follow the lead of Hamilton, Ont. , which could become the first city in the world to require all food service outlets to have life-saving medication on hand for people with severe food allergies. Food allergies can lead to severe allergic reactions called anaphylaxis, […]

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Know Your Food Allergy Rights: U.S. Schools
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Keeping a food-allergic child safe and included in all school activities requires considerable planning. But fortunately, you do not have to go it alone. Thanita Glancey, president of the Loudoun Allergy Network in Virginia, has gained expertise in school allergy accommodations through years of advocacy work. She walks us through the steps that are essential […]

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Hopkins researchers trying to curb milk allergies
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Steven Mangold and Christian Hwang were diagnosed with severe cow’s milk allergies as young boys. Both initially fared well after months of experimental treatment at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center that exposed them gradually to more and more milk. Nearly three years later, Steven is still doing well. He can consume unlimited amounts of milk […]

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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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Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary Kracoff: Rotation diet can help with food allergies
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Farmers rotate their crops in a time-tested cultivation technique that keeps the soil fertile and fends off pests and disease. A similar system can be implemented at the opposite end of the food chain as a way to help control food allergies and intolerances. It’s called a rotation diet, and it works just like how […]

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