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Peanut Allergies

No Do-Overs With Food Allergies, Only Tragic Endings

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

When my peanut allergic son was 5, he suddenly blurted out "Mom, don't worry about me, if I eat a nut by mistake and it kills me, I can just hit the re-do button and get another life, like in the video game." I became really scared that his child-like innocence prevented him from understanding the potential adverse ramifications of his own food allergy.

No Sandwich Is More Important Than A Child's Life

Heather Spohr | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Heather Spohr

Why would you willingly risk a child's life? Why would you risk your child being the reason a classmate gets sick or dies?

Simply Nuts!

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel
Lianne Mandelbaum

My son and I were waiting to board a flight to Sarasota, Florida. JetBlue, our airline of choice because of my son's anaphylactic peanut allergy, permits us to pre-board so that I can clean the seating area. As per usual, my heart is pounding.

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?

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.

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."

6 Medical Therapies We Thought Work But Actually Might Not

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Doctors may not always be well-informed about new therapies to treat medical conditions. Equally important, everyone may not know when to stop therapies, or not to recommend interventions that recent research show simply does not work as we once expected.

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.

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?

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...

Peanut Found In Cumin Spice, FDA Warns

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in ground cumin spice — a life-threat...

Scientists May Have Found The Fix For Nut Allergies

| Yael L. Maxwell | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science

The threat of death does not loom over most people who dip their fists in a bowl of honey-roasted cashews. For those with severe nut allergies, howeve...

5 Better Questions to Ask Allergy Families

Carissa K | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

We are quite consciously taking great steps to make sure that our son knows how to manage his own allergies and doesn't perceive himself as a victim. However, when one of the below questions is asked, it always touches my heart and makes me feel a surge of appreciation and affection for the friend who is asking it.

Why One Mom Says Her Child's School Is Committing A Human Rights Violation

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

According to one mother, a Canadian school is violating her daughter’s human rights. Lynne Glover recently filed a complaint with the Human Righ...

The Secret to Surviving the Holidays

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

It has to do with avoiding five types of people who suck joy out of a room the way air gets sucked out of a pressurized cabin in "Snakes on a Plane." You need to protect yourself when you're near these people; they are seasonal vampires.

More States Take Steps To Fight Allergies In Schools

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 10.17.2013 | Parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When a third-grade student who had been stung by a wasp developed welts on his neck and had trouble brea...

Why I'm Not Going To Cater To Fussy Eaters Anymore

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.26.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

There seems to be an epidemic of specialized diets going around. We can argue til the cows come home whether gluten-free or veganism makes you healthier or morally superior to me, but as a rule, I tend to dislike zealots of any stripe.

What Would You Pay to Keep Your Child From Having a Food Allergy?

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Elijah Wolfson

"She had a couple of bites of a peanut butter sandwich at the park one day, and her whole face broke out in hives."The next thing Deanna and Paul kne...

Getting Past the Hype About Peanut Allergies

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Who could forget the tragic "peanut butter kiss of death" headlines about a Canadian teen who died of anaphylactic shock related to a peanut allergy. Well, the teenager did die -- but little else of that story proved true.

Teen Dies After Eating Cookie

Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living

The death of a 19-year-old college student has served as a somber reminder of the extreme danger that food allergies can pose. Cameron Groezinger-...

Adverse Effects Attributed to Medications May Be From Food for Some People

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

People with medical conditions such as celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies should know that they may not be sensitive or allergic to the medicine to which they reacted. Rather, their reactions may have been from the food contents in the drugs.

The Question You Must Ask Before Your Kid's Playdate

good men project | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents

Written by Jim Higley Last week, The Good Men Project asked me to weigh in on a topic they were contributing to which explored parents comfort wit...

Food Allergies: Doctors Disagree on Peanut-Free Schools/Classrooms Plus Talk on Bullying

S.Z. Berg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
S.Z. Berg

At the center of the fallout are the allergic children and teenagers who are sometimes left feeling unsafe, socially set apart from their peers at lunch or in classroom celebrations, and teased or bullied by other students.

Catherine Pearson

What Parents Often Don't Know About Their Food Allergic Kids | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents

When children have food allergies, their parents have to constantly watch out for allergens and be prepared for a possible reaction. Another concer...

WATCH: 'I'm Allergic To Almost Everything'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Just judging by the labels that crowd the grocery store shelves (think lactose-free, vegan, gluten-free -- the list goes on) it's clear that many of u...