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Field Trips & Food Allergies: Staying Safe Beyond the Classroom

School outings are rewarding, but allergy hazards can lurk in unfamiliar terrain. Allergic Living explores the right way to sidestep perils beyond the classroom comfort zone. First published in the  Spring 2016 magazine; to subscribe click here. When 8-year-old Nate visited a local historical site with his class in the Cleveland area last year, it was meant to be an eye-opening chance to travel back […]

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6 Steps to a Successful Field Trip with Food Allergies

First published in Allergic Living’s Spring 2016 magazine; to subscribe click here. For the related Canadian article, click here. While field trips have the potential for danger, they are an important part of your child’s education, and worth the effort. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies In Schools and Early Care and Education Programs” recommend that schools […]

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Letter To An Allergic Teenager – From One Who’s Been There

As one who remembers the teen years well, Allie Bahn has a must-read letter to all allergic teens.

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Hunger for Change Inspired Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Food Bank

Faced with a food bank with nothing for her food-allergic daughters, Emily Brown had a moment of despair – then got to work.

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Staph Infections on the Eczema Patient’s Skin Linked to Peanut Allergy

Many patients with eczema go on to develop food allergies, a phenomenon often referred to as “the allergic march.” But the exact relationship between the two diseases has so far been unclear. Lately, however, the theory that food proteins slip in through the compromised skin barrier of a child with eczema, leading to sensitization and […]

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When Food Allergy Strikes an Adult

Developing a food allergy in adulthood is a life-changer. Your carefree diet is out the window, and now you have auto-injectors, anaphylaxis risks, and lots of explaining. Meet those who’ve joined this brave new world. (First published in Allergic Living magazine; to subscribe click here.) ONE spring morning back in 2011, Sandy Williams was calmly sitting at her desk […]

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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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Food Allergies on Food Stamps: When ‘Safe’ Food Doesn’t Fit the Budget

What happens when you can’t afford ‘safe’ food for an allergic child?

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When Culture Clashes With Food Allergies

Originally published in Allergic Living’s Winter 2014 magazine. My food allergies put me on a collision course with our big family and food-fueled traditions. Indian extended families are, well, extensive. And we’re loud. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and everyone else once or twice removed can be expected at family functions. Once there, we enjoy giving advice (read: nagging) about marriage, school, career choices, […]

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Nina Garcia Speaks Out for Anaphylaxis Awareness

Mylan Specialty has launched a new food allergy awareness campaign.

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