Conferences for Gaining Information

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Conferences can be informative for people wanting to learn more about a topic. Here are some upcoming allergy conferences that you may have a chance to attend: Continue reading…

Illinois Teacher Banned from Wearing Allergy Mask

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A Joliet elementary school teacher who suffers from severe allergies is on leave this week as she battles school district officials who have barred her from wearing a respiratory mask on campus. Continue reading…

Recent Time Magazine Article

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A recent article in Time magazine, Have Americans Gone Nuts Over Nut Allergies, discusses some of the recent behaviors in regard to nut allergies that have taken place around the country. Some of the incidents mentioned are the felling of Hickory trees because they leaned over the yard of a grandmother with a nut allergic child and the evacuation of a school bus because a lone peanut was spotted. I have a daughter with a nut allergy and I think these behaviors fall far into the extreme category. Continue reading…

Say You’re Thanks

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With all the worries we have, we need to remember to be thankful for our blessings; we need to know gratitude. We worry about the economy, global warming, the country, the world. We worry about our kids’ achievements and our own. And for those of you reading this, you probably worry about allergies. But for at least one day, on Thanksgiving, put your worries aside and just be thankful. Continue reading…

Britney Spears’ Son’s Allergy

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Even the famous have allergies. This past week, Britney Spears’ son, Jayden, was hospitalized due to an apparent allergic reaction. Continue reading…

Another Study Confirms: Food Allergies are On the Rise

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has completed the first federal study of the problem of food allergies according to this article. Food allergies are on the rise, as many of us are aware of already. Continue reading…

CUSERT can no longer help administering EpiPen!?

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During my web browsing, I came across this article and I like the way it made me think, hopefully it will make us all think. It is written by a college student about the revocation of Epipens by the emergency medical team at the school, what will this lead to? Take a look at this article. Here’s a snippet: Continue reading…

Experimental Treatment for Food Allergies

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We all know there is immunotherapy for hay fever or other environmental allergies, including insects and pollen. But those that suffer from food allergies don’t have this option. It is strict avoidance and diligent watching that food allergy sufferers have to live with. There is a recent study being conducted, however, that may have the potential to change this. Continue reading…

Food Allergies Bullies

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I know I have written on this subject before, but I think it bears repeating, especially with the latest news on the subject. A 13 year old in Kentucky is charged with felony wanton endangerment after allegedly putting crumbled peanut butter cookies into the lunch of a student who is allergic to peanuts. The student who is allergic to peanuts did not eat any of the food and luckily suffered no physical effects. Continue reading…

Trace Adkins Helping out Food Allergies

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I’ve always been amazed at what a little celebrity help can do for a cause. I think about Katie Couric and colon cancer awareness, Michael J. Fox and Parkinson’s Disease, even all the celebrities who have donned their milk moustaches for milk promotion. Celebrities help get the point across. One of the latest to take on a cause is Trace Adkins, country music star and food allergy parent. Continue reading…

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