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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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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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Signs and Symptoms of Allergy

Symptoms of Allergy People with allergies, whether it’s to food, stinging insects, or medications, can be at risk of severe symptoms. Not all people will have all symptoms, and they will vary based on what you’re allergic to. Additionally, each exposure could bring on different symptoms. The Range of Symptoms -Tingling in the mouth -Swelling […]

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Currents Fall 2010

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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At Last, Good Gluten-free Baking

I learned to bake from my mother. She’d get me to retrieve the heavy bag of white flour and heave it up on the counter. Then I watched her mix that flour with butter and sugar, milk and baking powder, into cookies or pies. As I grew older, I became the baker. The flour flew […]

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I’ve Grown Up About These Allergies

Remember when a peanut allergy was The Peanut Allergy? When it was so nouveau, so under-understood, we’d speak about it like it was The Plague or some dreadful affliction that only happens in other people’s families? When my older son Lucas was first diagnosed with multiple food allergies (including The Peanut) six years ago, we […]

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