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Sometimes at school, you don’t want other kids to see you with your inhaler. But you need your medication. What to do? We asked certified asthma educators Ingrid Baerg and Angela Alexander for some tips. First tip: The great thing about asthma is that if you learn to control it, asthma won’t control you. Some […]
Samantha Yaffe’s frank take on motherhood with allergies Is there anything more gut churning than thinking about your anaphylactic child sandwiched among 200 kids eating 200 snacks that may contain who-knows-what in a sprawling playground supervised by three adults? Well, hello recess. And there’s no getting around it, twice-a-day, every day, now that Lucas has […]
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 […]
An incident of food allergy bullying in the United States this spring is raising awareness of both the possibility for such behaviour among students – and the potentially serious consequences. In Lexington, Kentucky, a girl in the eighth grade was arrested on felony charges in April after she put peanut butter cookie crumbs in an […]
From blogs to the press to esteemed medical journals, those who support anaphylaxis policies in schools are being branded as “hysterical” or “fearful” or even needing to “feel special”. Exceptional anxiety is portrayed as the rule. AL bites into: why critics love to hate food allergy.
From the archives. Published in Allergic Living magazine, Fall 2005. TREVOR SCHOFIELD is one lucky guy. We are sitting at the Schofield family’s dining room table with his mother, Diane, discussing how he has outgrown his peanut allergy. Now in Grade 12, Trevor actually has to eat peanuts to build his tolerance. The talk turns from […]