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Alarming Lack of Allergy Vigilance With Babies: Study

Researchers have found a high rate of allergic reactions in infants, with some being babies being “knowingly” fed an allergen.

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To My Brave Celiac Friend on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day story is a readers’ favorite. First published in May, 2012, it has an update at the end for 2015. I’M NOT a big fan of amusement park rides: the kiddie train or a quick spin on the carousel horse is about my speed. On the day our son had his first anaphylactic […]

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Show Support for Food Allergy Awareness in 2012

You, too, can support the cause. In the U.S. get your state to make a proclamation. In Canada, join a food allergy walk

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Time to End Food Allergy Tragedies

Amarria was the wakeup call: epinephrine has to be there to save lives.

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Mall’s Allergy-Safe Halloween Event A Huge Hit

When I heard that our local mall puts on holiday kids’ events throughout the year, I was excited. So was my son, Nolan. In the spring of 2010, I packed Nolan in the car and headed to Place D’Orleans mall Easter event. It started off great – we even ran into friends, and the two boys were […]

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9 Things About Food Allergy You Might Not Know

What constitutes a “severe” allergic reaction? How does epinephrine actually work? Can you use an expired auto-injector in an emergency? Allergic Living asked Dr. Phil Lieberman, clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine (and father and grandfather to food-allergic children), for answers to nine food allergy questions you’ve […]

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Creating a Food Allergy Task Force

Should your child’s U.S. school district have a Food Allergy Task Force? We have one, and it’s the greatest group of advocates our school district has ever had to increase education and awareness of food allergies, and to keep children with life-threatening food allergies safe at school. Life Before the Task Force Before our task force […]

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Allergy-friendly School Snacks

All kids hate to feel different and just want to fit in. So imagine how your allergic student feels when his teacher wants to give out treats during an activity, celebration or party, but has nothing for the child with allergies. Indie Candy to the rescue! The Alabama-based company, which ships to the U.S. and […]

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A Food-Free Halloween? You Bet!

In an effort to take the focus off of food and take the fear out of Halloween, my local anaphylaxis support group has organized food-free Halloween parties for the past few years. Yup, you read that right. A Halloween party with no food at all. And what’s more, this is a big hit with the […]

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Allergic Living’s Guide to Smart Dining with Food Allergies

In a few short years, there have been huge strides in restaurant awareness of allergies and intolerances. Welcome to the brand new era of dining out safely.

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