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#Food Allergies

Is Oral Allergy Syndrome to Blame for Those Tingly Lips?

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Your tongue may swell or your lips might start to tingle when you eat an apple, but you know that you aren't allergic to apples. Why is this? It may be oral allergy syndrome.

Think Your Pet Has a Food Allergy?

Celia Kaye | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

What follows is the story of Fidough, the pooch with extra letters in his name to remind his caretakers that he is allergic to dough... er... wheat. ...

9 Ways To Deal With Health-Restricted Diets

Johanna Bond | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

Explaining at the fourth of July barbecue why you won't be taking a hot dog from the grill or a fudge brownie from the platter can be anxiety-provoking. So can eating at that same barbecue, if you're unsure of the safety of the food for your particular diet. So how can we better manage anxiety in these situations?

Trigger Warning

Sezin Koehler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Being the survivor of a gun crime involving an actual trigger, I often find the phrase "trigger warning" itself to be a trigger. Trigger warnings don't impede free speech any more than telling someone with food allergies what ingredients are in a meal.

Dear Nicest Dad Ever: A Thank You From the Mom of a Nut-Allergic Son

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

After we RSVP-ed to your little girl's party, you called my husband on the phone, and told him how excited you were that my son was coming to your party. That you planned to hire someone to clean the house for nuts before the event, and that you wanted to know where you could buy a nut-free cake. Seriously? Who are you? The greatest person on earth?

How To Choose The Right Summer Camp

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Summer vacation has started for many schools, and others will be ending soon. It's not too late to sign your child up for summer camp!

'Open Sesame' Are Not Always Magic Words

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

I believe all consumers have a right to know what is in their food, so they can make informed choices for their families. For food allergic families, a lack of disclosure puts our children at risk for fatal attacks. Food allergic families need this information so we, or our well-intentioned friends, families and schools, don't buy something that has a surreptitious ingredient in it that can kill.

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

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

A 7-Step Guide To Explaining Food Allergies To Your Clueless Friends

Johanna Bond | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

I've found that in general, people do not intend to be disrespectful, hurtful, or unsafe about food allergies. Most times people genuinely want to have positive experiences. The negative experiences I've had centered around miscommunication or assumptions.

Thousands Of Ingredients Are Being Added To Our Food And The FDA Has No Idea

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Think the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has inspected all of your food? Not so, thanks to a loophole in a 57-year-old law. According to ...

When Adults Behave Worse Than Children

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

My son said the most frightening moment he has ever had was when an airline manager in Denver told us, "If you think he's going to die, don't get on the plane."

Why The FDA Doesn't Really Know What's In Your Food

Center for Public Integrity | Erin Quinn & Chris Young | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Rebecca Fattell w...

A Terrifying Day In The Life Of An Allergy Mom

Anne Radcliffe | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Anne Radcliffe

He's a kid. I'm the adult here, and it's my job to protect him because kids are emotionally, physically, and mentally immature.

Balancing An Allergen-Free Diet With An Office Job

Celia Kaye | Posted 05.31.2015 | Taste
Celia Kaye

Whether you are dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, or have any other type of dietary restriction, managing your diet in an office environment can be challenging.

Overabundance of Diets Muddles Meals

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Neumark

I used to cringe when my friend asked the waiter for her salad dressing on the side. Now that request, by itself, would be music to my ears.

New Possibilities for People Who Suffer From Nut Allergies

Christine Aylward | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Christine Aylward

Peanut allergies are a real and growing problem with allergies to peanuts having more than quadrupled in the U.S. in the 13 years prior to 2010. This trend is worrisome to not only healthcare professionals, but also to the parents of children who suffer from peanut allergies.

The Allergy Train

Celia Kaye | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

Simply because there are many allergies does not mean that it's safe to lump them together and regard them with no distinction. Different allergies require different care and attention to detail.

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

Sara Lind | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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...

An Urgent Plea To Ban Cupcakes In Classrooms

Lorraine Allen | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Lorraine Allen

If something or someone needs to be celebrated in a class, and to merit time taken away from learning, for some reason, this can and should be done in a way that is inclusive, and safe, for each student to participate in.

Batman Has His Utility Belt -- And I Have My EpiPen

Matthew Friend | Posted 04.13.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

Yet, just as Batman has his utility belt, I have my EpiPen. The EpiPen may as well be tattooed on to my skin, as it still travels with me everywhere I go. In my opinion, this should be the same for every severely allergic person.

Knowledge vs. Understanding in the World of Gluten

Celia Kaye | Posted 03.29.2015 | 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.

Food Is No Laughing Matter For My Son

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

As a parent with a food allergic child, I feel a constant low-grade anxiety about meals. The world is full of culinary land mines, and I try to map a path to navigate around them for my child.

Is Better Treatment Possible for Children With Food Allergies?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Research conducted over the past few years, and now underway at our institution and others around the country, has generated promising developments in diagnosing and treating food allergies.