children and allergies

Halloween 2013: Food Allergy-Friendly Candies and Treats
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Allergic Living is the leading magazine for those with food allergies, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or environmental allergies. It features in-depth articles, news and safe recipes. We’ve added some new favorites to our growing list this year. Trick or treat! – Courtney Born and Erin Stevenson of Allergic Living Editors’ Pick: Vermont Nut Free’s Crispy […]

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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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New treatment strategies for food allergies in development
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Food allergies affect roughly 4% of all children and are a serious and often life-threatening health issue, according to a recent report published in The Lancet. “In most children, this disorder is mainly mediated by [immunoglobulin E], but some children have non-[immunoglobulin E]-mediated cell-mediated allergy presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms,” researchers wrote. “The two most common […]

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Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
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All three conditions on the rise, but it’s unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others. Boys diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely also to have asthma, allergies and skin infections than youngsters without ADHD, a new study finds, suggesting a possible link between these conditions. Of those in the study, boys newly diagnosed […]

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Safety tattoos, bands warn of kids’ deadly allergies
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In a child allergic to peanuts, one taste of peanut butter could cause a deadly reaction. So parents are coming up with temporary tattoos and other ways to help protect kids with severe food allergies. Parents whose kids have severe food allergies know they can’t be too careful — in a child allergic to peanuts, […]

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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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New Food Allergy Bracelets Could Save Your Child’s Life
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Allermates are cartoon characters that can help warn someone if a child under their care has any type of food allergy. “Nusto”, is the cartoon character that could save your child’s life. AllerMates could be the key to ensuring children with food allergies are kept out of harm’s reach. When Iris Shamus discovered her son […]

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