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How to Save your Marriage from Food Allergy Stress

The stress of managing food allergies is pitting couples against each other. This article from Allergic Living magazine explores how to turn down the raw emotion and learn to work together. By the time he was 18 months old, Olivia’s* son had been diagnosed with more than 20 food and environmental allergies and was suffering […]

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Family Food Feud: Relatives and Allergies

When relatives don’t “get” your allergies, it’s a recipe for quarrels and broken bonds.

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Nickel’s Nasty Prickle

How this lowly metal drives millions of North Americans into a frenzy of itching. SCRATCH, scratch, scratch. It’s a sticky summer evening and I’m absently rubbing some tiny red bumps under the clasp of my watch. Poison ivy, perhaps? I apply calamine lotion and think no more of it until I notice the same rash […]

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Caution, Relatives Ahead

Reprinted from the Winter 2006 issue of Allergic Living magazine. IT WASN’T the high point of Christmas 2003. During an afternoon party for friends and family at her in-laws’ home, Linda Wagner of Regina made repeated efforts to keep some distance between her tree-nut allergic son, then 4 years old, and the gourmet nuts brought […]

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