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Food Allergy Bullying: What You Can Do

Bullying is damaging for anyone to endure, but when students are bullied because of their food allergies, the consequences can be life-threatening. Whether it’s carrying an epinephrine auto-injector in a visible location, or constantly reminding people about your food allergy, this condition can make it difficult to blend in, explained Dylan Brennan, who is now […]

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What to Do If You Have a Reaction When Home Alone

Q: I’m a single mom and my teenager with multiple food allergies is alone in our apartment before I get home from work (about 6 p.m.). Any suggestions for what she should do if she finds herself having a reaction while on her own? Dr. Sharma:  Putting a plan in place for managing anaphylaxis is critical in all settings, and is especially important […]

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Allergic Reaction Can’t Upstage Solange Knowles’ Wedding

Beyoncé’s sister breaks out in bad hives at her wedding reception. Here’s what she had to say about it.

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Disney to Place ‘Stock’ Auto-Injectors at Its Parks and on Cruises

EpiPens will be placed at Disney parks, resorts and cruises for emergency use.

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Parents Grieve after Son, 7, Dies of Food Allergy, Asthma Attack

A NY City father is searching for answers after his 7-year-old son, suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction & asthma attack following Halloween festivities.

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Origin of the Teal Pumpkin Project – Interview with FACET’s Becky Basalone

Becky Basalone, creator of the Teal Pumpkin Project. Thanks to a Tennessee mother-of-two, Halloween is getting more teal and far less spooky for children with food allergies. It was in the fall of 2012 that Becky Basalone, the director of a local food allergy support group, first had the bright idea of painting a pumpkin […]

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Teal Pumpkin Project Takes Off On Social Media

A look at the photos, videos, and comments shared by fans of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

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Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy and Resources

Great resources to ensure your little witches and goblins have a ghoulishly good time this Halloween.

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FDA Adds Warning for Cardio Risks to Asthma Drug Xolair

Review found slightly increased risk of suffering from heart attacks, mini-strokes with the injectable drug.

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My Child is Afraid of Using The Auto-Injector, What Can I do?

Q: My child is afraid of the auto-injector. What can I do? Dr. Pistiner: I’ve met kids whose eyes widen and  tears well up at the mere mention of an auto-injector. This is a very real issue that comes up for some children. We should all keep in mind that sometimes the unknown can be scarier […]

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