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It’s an unusual condition that has only been recognized for less than a decade: red meat allergy. The allergy develops after a bite from a Lone Star tick triggers a person’s immune system to begin producing IgE antibodies to alpha-gal, a sugar found in meat such as beef, lamb, venison and pork. It can be […]
The U.S. Department of Justice has found that a theater company violated a food-allergic boy’s rights.
March 15, 2016 – If you felt a sense of trepidation after reading the results of the new LEAP-On follow-up study, you’re not alone – many people in the food allergy community are going through a bout of culture shock. There’s no denying that the results of 2015’s LEAP and this month’s LEAP-On are quite […]
News that 17-year-old Morgan Crutchfield of Staley, North Carolina died of anaphylaxis on October 5, 2015, hit the food allergy community hard. This community was already reeling from the anaphylaxis deaths in September of Simon Katz, a Colorado high school student, and of Andrea Mariano, a Canadian teenager who suffered an ultimately fatal reaction on […]
Two lawsuits filed by the mother of Amarria Johnson, the 7-year-old Virginia girl who died from eating a single peanut at school recess, appear to have been settled as of September 2015. Amarria’s mother, Laura Pendleton, had filed a wrongful death suit against Chesterfield County, Virginia, where the school her daughter attended is located, and […]
In October 2014, Allergic Living declared in a headline that “Teal is the New Orange” (at least in pumpkins), and our sense of a bewitching trend proved right on target. The Teal Pumpkin Project, sponsored and led by the non-profit FARE, took off last fall as thousands of parents and kids across the United States […]
Updated August, 2016: Back-to-school season is a big deal in every student’s life. But when a child has food allergies, a parent must super organized and communicate well to ensure that the school is on top of anaphylaxis prevention measures and safety protocols. Also essential is that your student gets to be a full participant […]