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Managing Peanut Allergy

The only current treatment for this allergy is to avoid all traces of peanuts and peanut butter or other peanut-containing products. If your allergic child (or you) eats peanut with a known allergy, the drug epinephrine (adrenaline) will be needed to halt the reaction. But using the epinephrine auto-injector is an emergency situation only, it’s […]

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Who’s Watching Lunch?

From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2009. 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 […]

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When Allergies Make You: Afraid of Food

From the Allergic Living archives; this popular article was first published in the magazine in 2007. 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 […]

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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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School Hub

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 the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2007. 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 […]

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Food in the Class

Food in the Classroom

From the Allergic Living archives; this popular article was first published in the Canadian edition of the magazine in 2007. 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 […]

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Families In Control

From the Allergic Living archives.  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 […]

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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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