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Allergy Policy: When Balance is Elusive

This month, Sam comes face to face with the dilemma of allergy safety and reasonable expectations at her son’s elementary school. The other evening I’m at a school event with the kids. It’s movie night, so I’m towing a bag of treats, including some ketchup-flavored potato chips (my fave), gummies (theirs) and a few other […]

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Currents for Fall 2011

Lock-up policies in schools endanger students with asthma.

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Currents Summer 2011

This new asthma and allergy publication is produced by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care in conjunction with Allergic Living magazine. Subscribers to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living will receive each quarterly issue in the magazine with their subscription. The CNRC and Allergic Living thank GlaxoSmithKline for an educational grant in support of this consumer health publication. Currents Summer 2011

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Allergic Living Gets Award

The team at Allergic Living were honoured to be awarded the Susan Dagleish Award for Corporate Community Service at Anaphylaxis Canada’s spring conference.

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At School, It’s Back to Square One

This month, Sam finds herself a teary mess facing an uncertain future. Why? Her son’s food-allergy aware principal is leaving his job. Readers who’ve been with me since the start of this blog may remember when it was still referred to in ancient journalistic terms as a column (back in the dark ages of 2006). […]

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Currents for Spring 2011

What goes into the perfect Asthma Plan can be a lifesaver.

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Canada’s Food Label Regs Pass!

Regulations requiring 11 top allergens and gluten to be clearly labeled on foods and beverages will pass on Feb. 16. The lone exception: beer.

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This is Nuts, No If Ands Or Buffer

Samantha Yaffe’s opinionated view of motherhood with allergies. This month, Sam has a distressing encounter with Air Canada’s new allergy policy. “Sorry ma’am, but your son cannot board this plane if he hasn’t been cleared by our med desk at least 48 hours in advance,” says the airline employee at the gate in Miami. “It’s […]

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The Little Elf That Couldn’t

Samantha Yaffe’s opinionated view of motherhood with allergies. I never post anything on my Facebook wall. Never had a good reason to move past my inherent voyeurism. But on the morning of this year’s Santa Claus Parade in Toronto – the 106th seasonal dose of pre-Christmas spirit in the city – I couldn’t resist telling […]

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Currents Winter 2011

This new asthma and allergy publication is produced by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care in conjunction with Allergic Living magazine. Subscribers to Allergic Living will receive each quarterly issue in the magazine with their subscription. The CNRC and Allergic Living thank GlaxoSmithKline for an educational grant in support of this consumer health publication.

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