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Allergies

What I Want Other Parents To Know About Living With Food Allergies

Sara Lind | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Sara Lind

Yes, it may be that one child with a peanut allergy makes your whole school nut free. Isn't it worth protecting even one child? Is your kid's peanut butter sandwich really worth that much to you?

The 10 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Thanks to growing awareness of and willingness to accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions and sensitivities, navigating a restaurant menu w...

Prior Advice About Preventing Peanut Allergies Could Be Wrong, Study Suggests

Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:33pm EST By Kate Kelland LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - In research that contradicts years of health advice, scientists said on...

How to Treat Eczema and 'Winter Itch'

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

For some people the return of winter can mean searching for a way to treat eczema as they experience the return of dry, itchy skin and irritating rashes. Thankfully, people who suffer from winter rashes can modify their behaviors and take steps to treat winter eczema and soothe a flare up.

Knowledge vs. Understanding in the World of Gluten

Celia Kaye | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

The natural reaction to "is that gluten-free?" is generally to look at the ingredients, not to think beyond the box about how it's cooked or where the food is manufactured/grown.

What Allergy Patients Need to Know About Immunotherapy

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Understandably, many allergy sufferers are searching for a compelling and long-term solution to lessen their symptoms and improve their quality of life. There is one such treatment that, while effective, goes underutilized by the majority of allergy patients: immunotherapy.

Show Respect for Food Choices

Johanna Bond | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

Let's start to respect one another's choices regarding food. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, diabetic, celiac disease, heart-healthy, Crohn's ...

The 12 Days of a Healthy Home: A Holiday Checklist

Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP

What we do seek, and at the top of most people's wish list these days, is good health. Why then, do we adorn our homes with holiday décor and engage in activities that could be making the whole family ill?

5 Tips For Hosting An Allergy-Friendly Holiday Party

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

This year, if you are throwing a holiday party it's important that you are mindful of people with food allergies and sensitivities. The good news is that it is possible to host a festive party while keeping food safety top of mind.

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Napster Founder Sean Parker Pledges Millions For Allergy Cure

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology

Sean Parker, the co-founder of the online music service Napster and the first president of Facebook, has pledged $24 million toward a campaign to deve...

7 Festive Gluten-Free Holiday Hors D'Oeuvres

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 02.01.2015 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The rest of the crowd might enjoy a break from the mini hooded hot dogs in favor of these healthier bites.

Watch Out For These Allergens This Winter

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Winter means that more people are staying indoors to avoid the cold. What many people may not know is that they can be exposed to indoor allergens that are lurking within their home.

Why You May Not Want To Trust That 'Hypoallergenic' Label

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Products for kids with itchy skin that are labeled hypoallergenic often contain ingredients tha...

You Probably Don't Know If You're Allergic To This -- And It Could Kill You

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

When people think of fatal allergy attacks, they usually think of bee stings, shellfish or peanut allergies. But a new nationwide study has found that...

Fatigued? What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Sample Spires

Don't be afraid to look beyond traditional ideas of why you feel like dirt. You don't have to travel to the rain forest to find a tribal healer, but do your research, talk to other people who've been through this and then find someone who'll listen.

Pennsylvania Toddler Nearly Dies Due To Rare Allergy To An Orange

Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents

By: Bahar Gholipour Published: 11/10/2014 10:23 AM EST on LiveScience A 2-year-old girl in Pennsylvania nearly died recently after she suffered ...

This Halloween, Teal is the New Orange

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Orlofsky

On Halloween, it doesn't matter if you're dressed as Superman or Wonder Woman; if you're living with life-threatening food allergies, candy is your kryptonite.

What to Expect From an Allergy Evaluation

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Having an allergy evaluation performed by an allergist can help identify the specific triggers of your allergy symptoms, and avoidance of the specific allergen can augment healthy living.

Where Does Snot Come From?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

The question: Why do we get stuffy noses when we're sick? And why does it feel like I could blow my nose until the end of the time? The answer: Eve...

How To Live With A Pet Allergy (Without Getting Rid Of Your Pet)

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Environmental changes, medications and allergen immunotherapy are effective strategies that can help pet allergy sufferers to treat their symptoms and live with a pet allergy while still keeping their best friend around.

Yes, Your Kid Can Actually Live Without Peanut Butter

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

I cannot imagine having to live with that kind of fear every day, and I certainly cannot imagine having to deal with people who seemed so callous about the life of my child.

11 Surprising Things That Can Make Allergies Worse

Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Swalin Who likes getting a runny nose or itchy eyes when allergies flare up? Talk to any allergy sufferer and they will agree it's neve...

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.

You Could Be Allergic To Your iPad

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology

CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-induci...

8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

As our climate continues to warm, we can expect to see more of the season's less pleasant side. Heat-trapping carbon pollution is blanketing the planet, supercharging summer hazards, making them more frequent and intense.