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Teen Star Kenton Duty on Food Allergies and Bullying

S.Z. Berg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

What's it like for a real kid who has food allergies? I sat down with Kenton Duty, who co-stars on Disney's Shake It Up, for a Skype interview. He spoke with me about his experiences with food allergies and bullying and his advocacy work.

Only Fools Dye Their Young

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 12.08.2012 | Parents
Ronnie Citron-Fink

My daughter was allergic to Blue Dye #2... a common food dye that was an ingredient in the cereal and the two over-the-counter children medicines. Of course, we learned to avoid food dyes like the plague.

Is This Floor Gluten-Free?

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

The unfunny reality is: For people who react badly to gluten, unclear labeling and convoluted manufacturing practices can turn eating into an extreme sport.

Michigan Girl, 4, Won't Let Inability To Eat Keep Her From Feeling Full Of Life | Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact

It’s been said that the loss of one sense can strengthen another. When 4-year-old Kaitlyn Garon lost the ability to eat, it was her smile that got s...

How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Gain Weight

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it's also relatively rare. A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to say, gluten, who never pinpoints the cause of his misery.

British Woman Blinded, Paralyzed After Stomach Bug. How Could It Happen?

Posted 01.25.2012 | Black Voices

When 30-year-old Bunmi Sobowale caught a stomach bug during a trip to Mexico in 2004, she never imagined the string of health problems that would ensu...

Catherine Pearson

Kids' Food Allergies Twice As Common As We Thought | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Cristina Stainkamp, 42, a stay-at-home mother of three, describes how terrifying it was when her first child, then 18-months, went into anaphylactic s...

5 Tips For Parenting Kids With Food Allergies

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Dealing with food allergies is so woven into my life at this point that I sometimes forget how little the rest of the world knows about them.

Your Food Allergy Questions, Answered | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From celebrities shunning gluten to schools banning peanuts, food allergies are all over the news. To get up-to-the-minute info on why so many peop...

Allergy Council PSA

Alex Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alex Grossman

Growing up in the 70's, I'd never even heard of kids with peanut allergies. Today, sadly, I know dozens of such children, some of them with life-threatening reactions.

Does Your Child Really Have A Food Allergy?

Tim Harlan, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tim Harlan, M.D.

Children with Atopic Dermatitis have skin that becomes red, scaly or flaky and very itchy in response to irritants.

Temporary Fix Helps Patients Around Drug Allergy

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Having a bad reaction to penicillin as a child doesn't guarantee you're still allergic decades later. And if the oncologist says yo...

Nut Anxiety: Fueling the Nut-Roasting Flames

Elicia Berger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elicia Berger

While there is valid concern for the safety of people with food allergies and the consequences of exposure, there is also the observation that the risks of food-related allergies have been over exaggerated

FDA Is Considering More Specific Food Allergy Warning Labels

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — It's one of the biggest frustrations of life with food allergies: That hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contai...