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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:31 am 
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There is a great article on the social/emotional aspects of food allergies in the April issue of Child magazine.

You can read the article online although I'm sure many will want to have a copy to keep.

http://www.child.com/child/story.jhtml? ... xml&page=1

You can also access it through our blog at www.allergymoms.com or at www.child.com. The name of the article is "Allergy Nation"

Take care,
Gina

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:04 pm 
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Hi
Sorry, I just posted the same article - didn't realize from your subject that you had too.

I sent the link to all my friends and family - in the hope that knowledge is power...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:11 pm 
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No problem. I agree,
the more awareness we spread, the better off we all are!

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Wow, I really liked this article! :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:50 am 
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That is a great article -- covers a lot of (well-researched) bases and tells a good story for families with LTAs and how hard it can be for our kids. The way it looks at the bullying is so frightening -- it is very painful because these incidents are NOT accidents and not limited to kids teasing kids -- adults don't always do a good job either. As my son has been a victim of bullying because of his allergy, reading articles like this reinforces my stance that the focus needs to move to figuring out how to manage the disease (their terminology) of FAs and not simply how to 'deal' with the people who suffer from them.

Caroline

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:01 pm 
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I agree - this is an awesome article. Tons of good info. I've sent it to a huge list of people.

I particularly found this quote interesting:

“Robert Wood, M.D., director of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, notes, however, that his new research is indicating that milk and egg allergies are growing more stubborn, with "no more than 50%" of children outgrowing them.”

I have suspected this for awhile... and I would love to see more data on this.

K.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:10 pm 
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FANTASTIC article! Thanks for posting!

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