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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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A Force of Good for Food Allergy

Lisa Rutter, Founder, No Nuts Moms Group When Lisa Rutter discovered her 3-year-old had life-threatening food allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, she felt overwhelmed and fearful. Play dates became a minefield of potential cross-contamination, and she gave up going. But Rutter wasn’t one to become a recluse with her child. Instead, she reached out […]

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How to Read a Label When You Have Celiac Disease (Canada)

For the U.S. version of this article, click here. When you have celiac disease, you have to follow a gluten-free diet to stay healthy. But with gluten found in so many products on a store’s shelves, how do you know what is safe and what isn’t? The good news is, in Canada, there are regulations […]

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How to Read a Label if you Have Celiac Disease

The tricks to understanding package labels.

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Hay Fever May Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Research finds allergic rhinitis appears to reduce risk of heart attacks.

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How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies (Canada)

This article applies to label-reading in Canada. For the U.S. version, click here. Whether you’re new to food allergies or have been dealing with them for years, figuring out what is and isn’t in the food you find at the grocery store can be daunting. With all the confusing ingredients on packaged goods labels, how […]

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‘May Contains’ on Canadian Food Labels

Note: For the U.S. version of this article, click here. They can be seen on the labels of cracker boxes, granola bars, cans of soup and many other products on grocery stores shelves. Precautionary statements, or “may contains”, warn customers that traces of an allergenic food might unintentionally have wound up in a packaged food. […]

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‘May Contains’ on Food Labels: What You Need to Know

This article is about “may conatins” in the United States. For the Canadian version, click here. Walk down any aisle at the supermarket and you’ll be greeted with labels of warning: “May contain peanuts”, “This product was produced in a facility that also has wheat”, and “Made on equipment that also processes milk” are just […]

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How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies

The tricks to understanding package labels.

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