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Who’s Watching Lunch?

Alarm bells went off for Sarah Cameron* that day in 2008 when her 8-year-old daughter came home from school in a state of high agitation. There had been an incident during lunch break. The girl recounted how one of two Grade 6 monitors supervising the kids in her classroom had ordered her to sit at […]

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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. IT WASN’T until Sandra Schwartz was on a camping trip in Northern Ontario in August 2005 that she felt the full force of the fear. Just a couple of days earlier, the […]

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The Future of Food Allergy

Following is excerpted from our 20-page Special Report on the Future of Allergies, Asthma, Celiac in the Spring 2010 5th Anniversary edition of Allergic Living. Look a decade ahead and there’s big news: therapies for food allergies. And not just one. From herbal pills to vaccines and immunotherapy, expect a choice of treatments. IMAGINE AN allergy […]

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Flying Allergic

Flying Allergic

Published in Allergic Living Winter 2009. It was a flight that Paige Humphreys and her family looked forward to every winter: from chilly Edmonton to Vancouver, Vancouver to sunny Maui. Along with the sunscreen and bathing suits, Humphreys, who has a severe allergy to tree nuts, diligently packed her own snacks as well as two Twinjects, and […]

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Schools and Allergies Resource Hub – U.S.

Allergic Living’s exclusive School Tools, including articles, action plans and more

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Kyle Dine, Allergy Minstrel

From Allergic Living, Spring 2007 edition. With songs like “Smellephant the Allergic Elephant,” the kids think Kyle Dine rocks. He has been strumming a guitar since he was 10. Now at the age of 23, Kyle Dine has played many a coffee shop and open mike night in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario. But along […]

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Food in the Class

Food in the Classroom

THE PIZZA day. The monthly birthday cake. Treats from the teacher for a job well done. Those holiday celebrations. The dad with the MBA using spreadsheet skills to organize the preschool snack schedule. The amount of food the average child comes in contact with at the modern school is several times what his 30- or […]

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Families In Control

Angela Brown was anxious about returning to work after maternity leave. The day before she was to be back at her office in Toronto, she left her 8-month-old daughter, Brigit, with her new nanny for a few hours while she ran errands. “I had forgotten something and came back,” she recalls, “and that’s when it […]

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Updated EpiPen

A newly designed EpiPen launched in pharmacies across Canada in April. The popular epinephrine auto-injector has been given a makeover to make it extremely user-friendly. The new EpiPen features larger, easy-to-read instructions and bright colours to differentiate the safety release and the needle tip. The latter also clearly states: “needle end”. The auto-injector also has […]

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Safe Candy & Bunny List for Easter 2011

AL’s Erin Stevenson and Susan Clemens scoured local stores and the Internet to see what’s on offer for those avoiding some of the top allergens for Easter 2011. What they’ve found is simply lip-smacking. On the Hunt There’s no hiding Vadeboncoeur’s mouthwatering peanut- and nut-free caramel bunnies and milk chocolate Easter treats. Select stores in Canada, $4.36-$5.49. Hollow […]

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