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Spring 2016 – U.S. Edition

To see the Canadian edition click here. Field Trips & Allergies: It is possible for kids at risk of anaphylaxis to go safely on adventures beyond classrooms — here’s how. Features: 15 Big celiac questions with expert solutions; is peanut OIT ready?; the allergy-fighting garden & our spring allergy quiz. News: Wide risk-taking with food labels, […]

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Winter 2016 – U.S. Edition

To see the Canadian edition click here. Allergy Anxiety: Fear of food reactions is stressing out many kids and parents. Experts reveal how to tame the worry. Features: Asthma in the Winter: Our Guide to Gaining Control; Gluten & Our Meds; Off to Africa with Food Allergies and Life Hacks for 2016. News: Auvi-Q recall, peanut patch findings, […]

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When to Test for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE).

Q: I can barely get my 2.5-year-old to eat solid foods. He’s not even drawn to foods that kids love – like bologna or chicken nuggets. He’s underweight, complains of tummy aches, and when he does eat, it’s with great effort. He often gags or even throws up after eating a small amount. I don’t […]

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Five Fast Facts About Chronic Body Hives

Hives that are caused by body and environmental triggers are known as physical urticarias and include: Cold-induced: Here, it is the stimulus of cold that brings on the urticaria, and this can include drinking cold beverages or swimming in chilly water. Avoidance, warm dressing and antihistamines are usually prescribed. Solar Hives: Heading South for the Winter? Some people develop urticaria […]

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Back-to-School with Food Allergies: 7 Must-Have Tools

Back-to-school season is a big deal in every student’s life. But when a child has food allergies, a parent must super organized and communicate well to ensure that the school is on top of anaphylaxis prevention measures and safety protocols. Also essential is that your student gets to be a full participant in school life, […]

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Taking a Food-Allergic Child Out to the Big Game

Not even multiple allergies could stop this family of avid sports fans from going out to cheer on their baseball and football teams.

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Allergist Who’s Driven to Solve the “Whys” of Food Allergy

She’s one of the brightest lights in the next generation of allergy researchers. But Dr. Corinne Keet, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, never rests on the laurels for her latest scientific publication or conference presentation. Instead, she is always moving on to her next study, and another key unanswered allergy question. […]

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Wild Weather and Our Allergies and Asthma

Climate change is driving our planet’s surge in hurricanes, wildfires, deluges and droughts. It is a new environment of extremes, where mold, pollen and pollution proliferate. And who feels the direct health effects, those with allergies and asthma.

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The MD Training Baby’s Immune System Not to Be Allergic

Dr. Brian Vickery was interested in cardiology before he spent time as a pediatric resident in New York City. There, it seemed like every other patient he saw had eczema, asthma, or some other allergic problem. He became fascinated by the allergy epidemic and how little is known about the underlying immunological mechanisms of allergy, […]

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Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson Gets Into Allergy-Friendly Spring Cleaning

When it comes to spring cleaning, television actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a self-proclaimed fanatic. “Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m a bit of a micro-manager when it comes to housekeeping,” says the “Modern Family” star. “I’m obsessed with cleaning my home and my trailer on the set of “Modern Family”, so when I learned from […]

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