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Why Food Allergies Are Not Funny

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

I am the mother of a food allergic child. My son Joshua, who is 10 years old, has an anaphylactic peanut allergy. I was both shocked and surprised watching the Today Show segment that joked about nut allergies. I found it to be insensitive to the millions of Americans who live each day with this invisible but potentially fatal disability.

Can You Aspire to Be A Professional Athlete When A Simple Food Allergy Can Take You Down?

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports
Lianne Mandelbaum

Jerome Bettis was a Superbowl XL champion and when he retired, he was ranked fifth all-time in rushing with 13,662 yards on 3,479 career carries. In a word, he was unstoppable... unless, that is, he came across a piece of shrimp or shellfish.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Life-Saving Medication Still Unavailable to Allergic Children

Dr. Belinda Mantle | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Belinda Mantle

Allergic children are entirely reliant upon their caregivers to ensure they are safe. It is only hoped that simple measures, such as training teachers to administer epinephrine and making unassigned epinephrine mandatory at schools, are implemented before another unnecessary loss of life.

'Worrisome' New Statistic About Allergies

Posted 06.27.2012 | Parents

Parents and caretakers may not be doing everything they can to protect young children from allergic reactions, according to a study published Monday i...

Under Pressure: Does Stress Accelerate Aging?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Do stress and anxiety actually accelerate the aging process?

Our Kids: More Than a Sales Channel for Big Pharma

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

We've got 80,000 chemicals in our everyday products here in the US, but the EPA has required testing on only 200 of them. Is it any wonder that the health of American children is under siege?