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Teenagers With Food Allergies Face Higher Rates of Depression, Anxiety, Study Finds

Mothers of teens with food allergy are most likely to notice depression, mental health issues.

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A Son’s Epiphany

EVERY school year, we are flooded by calls from parents who want to know when their allergic child should begin carrying his or her own epinephrine auto-injector. While the national consensus guidelines, Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, recommend 6 to 7 years of age, the fact is, this is not a hard and fast rule. […]

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When Allergies Make You: Afraid of Food

If a serious allergic reaction has left you too frightened to eat even ‘safe’ foods, there is help and you are not alone. (From the Allergic Living archives, first published in the magazine in 2007.) IT WASN’T until Sandra Schwartz was on a camping trip in Northern Ontario in August 2005 that she felt the […]

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Etiquette 101

Dory Cerny plays Miss Manners for those awkward allergic moments. Situation: A female aquaintance gives you a gift that includes your allergen, such as chocolate-covered nuts or a food basket full of potentially lethal goodies. How to Handle: If you don’t know the woman well, just say a gracious thank you and promptly “re-gift”. If […]

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