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Profile: Author John Grisham’s Allergy Mystery

He’s known for his bestselling novels and the hit films they inspired: The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Pelican Brief, The Client, to name a few. His dashing protagonists unlock secrets, ferret out corruption, and bring culprits to justice. But 10 years ago author John Grisham found himself caught in his own personal thriller, […]

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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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Half of Those With Allergic Kids Can’t Identify Nuts

An Ohio study shows that fewer than half of parents and kids with nut allergies could correctly identify nuts in and out of the shell.

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Best Safe Candy, Bunnies for Easter

AL’s editors explore allergy-friendly Easter treats, with many options free of gluten as well.

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Nut Allergy and the Nail Salon

A quick manicure at your local nail salon or spa can be a relaxing pick-me-up, but don’t get too lulled by the pampering. Many manicurists massage conditioning oil into your hands to moisturize your cuticles and nails. A common ingredient in cuticle softener? Sweet almond oil. According to South Carolina-based salon owner Rosanne Kinley, who’s […]

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Valentine’s Day: The Allergy-Friendly Candy List

Here’s some sweet news for all you last-minute Valentine’s Day shoppers: Supermarket and drugstore seasonal candy finds are becoming more and more allergy-friendly and gluten aware. We found several options right in the local aisles. Updated for 2014 with files from Erin Stevenson  Available in the United States and Canada • Double your love this […]

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Peanut Vaccine on the Horizon

As the growing ranks of the food-allergic know all too well, the only treatment for food allergies is strict avoidance of your allergens. But researchers are toiling in labs around the globe to develop therapies with the goal of desensitizing the allergic. New research out of Australia holds great promise. A study team announced in […]

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8 Surprising Allergy Facts for the Holidays

Some of our favorite winter things can also trigger reactions. AL gives the low-down on watch to watch out for.

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The Scoop On: Raw vs. Cooked Fruit

Struggling with an itchy mouth? A peach may not be beyond reach.

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Your Child and Food Allergy Fears

How to prepare – not scare – your child about managing life.

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