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Allergies

When Did I Become A Person With Allergies?!

SELF | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
SELF

For SELF, by Amy Marturana. As a kid, I really resented the fact that we couldn’t get a cat or dog. Both my mom and brother were really allergic. W...

Pill Poppin' Nation?

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 03.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

“The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals”. -William Osler We seem to be a nation of pill...

The 7 Most Common Causes Of Itchy Red Bumps

SELF | Posted 03.15.2017 | Healthy Living
SELF

For SELF, by Amy Marturana. Regardless of your skin type, chances are you’ve had an itchy, red, bumpy rash at one time or another. It’s like the ...

This Warmer-Than-Average Weather Isn't Great News For Our Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.06.2017 | Healthy Living

Spring is in the air a little earlier this year, but don’t go celebrating just yet. This year’s weather is shattering norms. Washington, D.C., for...

New Food Allergy Guidelines Recommend Introducing Peanuts At 4 To 6 Months Of Age

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

New landmark federal guidelines are making waves in the allergy community. On January 5 the National Institutes of Health released new recommendations...

Here’s The Downside Of Antibiotics Your Doctor Might Not Tell You

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

“My doctor wants me to take another antibiotic for this cold that won’t quit, but I’ve read antibiotics damage the gut and even can make me fat,...

Researchers Are Studying Fecal Transplant As A Potential Treatment For Autism

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living

To treat brain disorders like autism, scientists increasingly are targeting a different part of the body: the gut. Imbalances in the gut microbiome ...

Let Them Eat Peanuts -- Understanding The New Allergy Guidelines

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 01.09.2017 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

On September 1st 2015, I was preparing to be interviewed by Fox News HQ with Elizabeth Prann to discuss the challenges of flying with a food allergy. ...

New Peanut Allergy Recommendation Turns 20 Years Of Advice On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.06.2017 | Healthy Living

For millions of children who have peanut allergies, mealtimes can be deadly. And for years, doctors have advised parents to keep peanut products away ...

A Food Allergy Mom's Thank You To One Special Flight Attendant

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 01.03.2017 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

Dear Head Flight Attendant on Air Canada Flight 85,You may remember me as the mother of a boy who has a severe peanut allergy. We were on your Toron...

The Hidden Dangers Of Nut Allergies At The Holidays

Amanda Gardner | Posted 12.19.2016 | Parents
Amanda Gardner

My nose caught a whiff of it before I saw anything. My toddler and I were playing at a local indoor play place when I sensed danger. Now, eight years ...

Massive Cedar Sculpture Sent A Dozen FBI Workers To The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts

More than a million taxpayer dollars went toward installing ― and then removing ― a 15,000-pound cedar sculpture at the FBI’s field office in Mi...

We Are Not Crazy Food Allergy Parents -- We Are Fighting For Our Kids' Lives

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 11.29.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

It was Thanksgiving weekend and we were at my in-laws home in Florida. I was sitting outside enjoying the warmth and chatting with my mother-in-law wh...

3 Ways You Could Be Making Your Allergies Worse

The Doctors | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

About 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies, but perhaps their coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, wheezing, runny nose and other side effects ...

The Best Time To Get A Flu Shot Is Now

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

The three most important things to remember are: First, the flu vaccine is safe; second, getting vaccinated can save your life or someone else's; and finally, don't wait until November or December -- get vaccinated now.

What's With The Teal Pumpkins?

Quora | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Quora

The Teal Pumpkin Project is an initiative started by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) to provide children with food allergies a trick-or-treating experience that is safe for them.

Don't Shoot The Messenger: An Allergist's Perspective On The EpiPen Price Hike

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

EpiPen has become the industry standard and in most cases the only option, and a price surge for this product certainly warrants this current uproar.

The Important Reason Some Families Put Out Teal Pumpkins For Halloween

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.26.2016 | Parents

A special Halloween decoration is raising awareness about an issue that’s important to many families. The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to ...

How To Master Allergies And Asthma Before Leaving For College

Dr. David Stukus | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Stukus

If you're a teen heading off for your freshman year at college this fall, it may be the first time you will live on your own. In addition to studying ...

Climate Change This Week: It Started 200 Years Ago, A Lit Fuse, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.07.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this little clown grasshopper fro...

How Do EpiPens Work?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living

The price of EpiPens has increased more than 400 percent since 2007. People who need to keep them on hand — often because they may need the emergenc...

The Power Of The Gut

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two de...

Mylan Offers Discounts On EpiPen After Clinton Criticism

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

Aug 25 (Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket costs of its emergency EpiPen allergy injection for some patients amid ...

EpiPen's 500 Percent Price Hike Leaves Patients Scrambling

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living

The EpiPen, an easy-to-use injectable shot filled with medicine that can stop a life-threatening allergic reaction, has increased in price from about ...

Strategies for Allergic Cat Lovers

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you're a cat lover who is allergic to cats, or someone else in your family is, the good news is that many people are able to build up a tolerance t...