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Inside the Search for Chinese Herbal Food Allergy Treatments

Meet Dr. Ying Song, one of the researchers on the hunt for improved Chinese herbal food allergy treatments and the reason why they work.

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Razor-Sharp Humor Makes the Food Allergy Case

Art is a huge part of Tiffany Glass Ferreira’s life. An art teacher by training, she used to teach the subject in public schools and today gives classes at a museum, and has a small business making art on shrinkable plastic. So naturally when this artist-mom hit roadblocks managing her son’s food allergies, she turned […]

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Child’s Best Friend: The Dog Unleashed as the Surprising Allergy Preventer

Want to protect your child against allergies? Increasingly science is saying: get a dog, and get it early. -From Allergic Living magazine’s Winter 2014 edition. PAMELA Phillips grew up with allergies but that didn’t stop her family from owning low-shedding dogs when she was younger. “I never really had allergies to our dogs,” she recalls. As an adult […]

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A Nurse Driven to Improve Food Allergy Education

She’s on the faculty at Spring Arbor University in Michigan, working with registered nurses pursuing their baccalaureate degree in nursing. But Anne Russell’s work extends far beyond the walls of the university. She’s a passionate advocate for students, and was instrumental in supporting Michigan’s mandate for school stock epinephrine law which came into effect in […]

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A Force of Nature for Safe Travel with Allergies

When a United Airlines flight crew said they wouldn’t make an announcement to passengers that Lianne Mandelbaum’s son, Joshua, would be flying on board with a peanut allergy, they didn’t know who they were messing with. The angered mother found another way home and soon launched a petition on the website Care2 urging airlines to […]

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A Voice of Reason for Food Allergy at School, Daycare

Mennett Lee, who holds a masters of education degree, founded the Food Allergy Education Network and spent many years advocating for children with food allergies from her town of Branford, Connecticut. She and fellow volunteers provided educational resources on food allergies to families, schools and local communities.

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Courageous Woman Who Unites Allergy Bloggers

Her story is humbling. Two sons with multiple food allergies, and the younger has a host of other medical issues.

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CDC Food Allergy Guidelines To Affect Schools Across U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the long-awaited school food allergy guidelines.

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The Nurse Who’s the Allergic Student’s Protector

When parents hand their children with food allergies over to the school system, they hope there will be someone like school nurse Cathy Owens around, setting anaphylaxis policy and ensuring kids are safe. Owens has been passionate about anaphylaxis ever since the star of her school’s drama program came into her office struggling to breathe. […]

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Food Allergy’s Educating Dynamo

Karen Harris, President and Founder Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta   To look at the activities and accomplishments of the non-profit Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta (FAKA), you’d think a full-time staff was running the operation. There are regular support group meetings, the organizing of food-free events for occasions like Easter and Halloween, and seminars and […]

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