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Middle school is a big change for any student, a step up the academic ladder and a time of getting accustomed to having multiple teachers and classrooms. For families managing food allergies, however, it’s a time of even greater transition. With the move to the new school, parents will want to begin to teach, incrementally, […]
It’s not easy to hand over food allergy management to your moody, eye-rolling teenager. Here’s some crucial advice for the transition. My mind raced when I spied white residue on the living room coffee table where our teenager plays video games. Were my food allergy concerns about to be trumped by substance abuse? Bracing for the worst, I picked up a crumpled brown bag […]
Intrepid teen reporter Morgan Smith goes inside the FAAN Teen Summit for the low-down on peer pressure, dating and getting up the nerve to take part in an allergy clinical trial.
From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2006. It is known that teenagers with food allergies face the biggest risks of reactions of any age group. To understand what it feels like to be an adolescent with life-threatening allergies, Allergic Living and Anaphylaxis Canada held an informal discussion with six Ontario students. […]
The shocking deaths of two teens provide clues to what goes wrong in fatal food allergy reactions. [From the Summer 2006 edition of Allergic Living.] WHEN news surfaced that 15-year-old Christina Desforges of Saguenay, Quebec, had died of what appeared to be an anaphylactic reaction to a kiss from a boyfriend who had eaten a […]