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Modern Family’s Julie Bowen on Anaphylaxis Awareness

We know her best as Claire Dunphy on the hit TV series Modern Family. But in real life, Julie Bowen is one of us: an allergy mom with a son at risk of anaphylaxis. She found out the hard way – through an anaphylactic reaction – that her son, now 5 years old, has severe […]

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AAFA’s Fall Allergy Capitals; Louisville is No. 1

AAFA announced its 2012 Fall Allergy Capitals, and Louisville tops the list as “the most challenging place to live with fall allergies.”

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Nominate Your School’s Food Allergy Hero

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Have You or Your Child Reacted on an Airplane?

A new allergy site is collecting videotaped stories of nut or peanut reactions during flights, which will be shared at an airlines conference.

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Is It Safe to Eat The Airline’s Gluten-free Food?

An increasing number of airlines are now offering gluten-free meals and snacks. But if you’re living with celiac disease, the risk of food cross-contamination is always a worry. Allergic Living asked some leading members of the celiac community for their thoughts on the big question of whether: to eat or not to eat at 35,000 […]

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Olympian Misty May-Treanor Speaks Out on Allergies

Misty May-Treanor is the queen of the sand court – the two-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball. As she gears up for the Summer Games in London, her eye is keenly on the ball for a shot (along with partner Kerri Walsh) at an incredible third gold medal for Team USA. One thing May-Treanor […]

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Campaign for a Quebec Food Allergy & Asthma School Law

Following a young girl’s tragic death, please join the write-in campaign.

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Miley Cyrus on her Gluten “Allergy”

Singer Miley Cyrus wants you to know that she’s not succumbing to an eating disorder. She’s just lost weight because of what she calls her “gluten allergy”.

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Remarkable Rate of Anaphylaxis Seen in Study

From the Spring 2012 issue of Allergic Living magazine: Preliminary results of a landmark survey give a picture of the incidence of anaphylaxis – and it is far higher than previously estimated. Early analysis of data in the new “Anaphylaxis in America” survey by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) shows that “at […]

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Who’s to Blame for Another Allergy Tragedy?

Virginia’s Chesterfield County police have determined that there was no criminal negligence on the part of the school personnel in the tragic food-allergy death of 7-year-old Amarria Johnson on January 2, 2012. Also cleared of criminal wrongdoing, thankfully, was the child on the school playground who, not knowing of the allergy, handed Amarria the fateful […]

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