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Managing Sesame and Seed Allergies

You’ve just come home from the doctor’s office. You have a white prescription slip for an EpiPen and a newly diagnosed sesame allergy for your child. Life is about to change, but rest assured, food allergies can be managed. It helps if you to adopt a cautious, not fearful, approach and develop a plan. Allergy […]

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Lament for Sesame

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The Mystery of the MMR Reactions

Last October, an unusual outbreak of mumps occurred in Calgary and nearby Lethbridge, mainly among college students. To halt the spread, those aged 17 to 26 were urged to get a booster shot, and some 62,000 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) boosters were given. But when six people developed symptoms similar to anaphylaxis, the program was […]

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My Outlaw In-law

Even my own brother-in-law does not have an auto-injector despite his many food allergies, including peanuts and tree nuts. The first time he got one was when he began dating my sister in 1989. She said: “You have to have an EpiPen.” Today, Sean Randall, a 43-year-old artist, thinks it’s in a drawer somewhere. I […]

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Food in the Class

Food in the Classroom

THE PIZZA day. The monthly birthday cake. Treats from the teacher for a job well done. Those holiday celebrations. The dad with the MBA using spreadsheet skills to organize the preschool snack schedule. The amount of food the average child comes in contact with at the modern school is several times what his 30- or […]

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