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Ask Airfarewatchdog: Your Airline Conundrums Answered

George Hobica | Posted 05.14.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Expert answers to your airline and airfare questions, from finding cheap fares to traveling with pets.

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.

QUIZ: Is It A Cold, The Flu Or Allergies?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Late February doesn't seem like it should be prime flu season, with spring just a few weeks away, but the 2011/2012 flu season has just now officially...

EpiPens, and Why Schools Should Have and Use Them

Karen Latimer | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Karen Latimer

A child who has severe allergies should never be far from an EpiPen. School personnel and all caregivers should be trained to use them.

First Grader Dies After Alleged Allergic Reaction At School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

Ammaria Johnson, 7, died Monday at Virginia's Hopkins Elementary School from an alleged allergic reaction to peanuts after breaking out in hives and e...

Ill. Mom Produces Videos To Educate Kids About Life-Threatening Allergies

plainfield.patch.com | Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact

Four years ago during a Christmas party, Kathy Martini's 2-year-old daughter Caroline snuck a peanut butter cookie at the kids’ table. One bite o...

Catherine Pearson

Allergic Reaction? Why Common Tests May Not Be Enough For Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living

As parents of children who've experienced an allergic reaction know, it can be difficult to determine exactly what is going on in your son's or daught...

Home Cooking For Better Health

Gastronomista | Posted 02.20.2012 | Food
Gastronomista

This holiday season, avoid food that has packaging (that's a good place to start!). Take a little time, among friends, with family, and cook something delicious.

The 20 Worst U.S. Cities For Fall Allergies

Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living

If you're an allergy sufferer, you hardly need us to remind you, but it is that time of year again ... Fall allergy season is upon us. Think you...

How To Deal With Food Allergies In The Cafeteria

Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents

Karen McEwan's school cafeteria has an "allergy table" with a "peanut free" sign on it. The Portland, Ore., kindergarten teacher reports that schoo...

Pet Allergies? Hypoallergenic Dogs May Not Make A Difference

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living

Allergy sufferers who still want a canine companion have been known to drop big bucks on so-called "hypoallergenic dogs" -- so dubbed because they are...

1 in 13 U.S. Kids Have Food Allergies, Study Says

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 08.20.2011 | Food

CHICAGO -- Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children, double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests. The researchers say abou...

30 Worst U.S. Cities For Allergies

Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living

If the reports are right, then this allergy season is going to be worse -- and longer -- than it has been in previous years. One in five Americans suf...

Does Your Wine Contain Fish Bladders?

Posted 07.06.2011 | Food

Starting in the summer 2012, Canadian wine drinkers can look forward to a warning label on wine bottles that the product may contain fish, eggs or mil...

To Eat Artificial Dyes or To Not

Katherine Leiner | Posted 06.08.2011 | Food
Katherine Leiner

The F.D.A. acknowledged has that problems associated with artificial coloring might be similar in affect to peanut allergies inasmuch as only some children are affected by them.

10 Worst Allergy Spots In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home

Later this week, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America will release its 8th-annual "Allergy Capitals" list. Before it does, HuffPost Health got...

Allergy Season Longer, More Intense From Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Have allergies? Brace yourself, because thanks to global warming, pollen season's now getting a lot longer in North America. A recent study conducte...

Dear Secretary Vilsack: Please Reconsider the Fate of Our Milk

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

With utmost sincerity, I urge you to delay the approval of genetically engineered alfalfa. I believe this alfalfa will directly impact our children's milk supply, given that it is used as livestock feed for dairy cows.

How Race and Class May Affect Asthma

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip N. Cohen

Childhood asthma is more common among Blacks and Puerto Ricans than among Whites.

Lyme/Autism Group Blasts Genetically Modified Foods as Dangerous

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Smith

Stop eating dangerous genetically modified foods! That's the upshot of the Lyme Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation's position paper released today.

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.

An Allergy-Free Thanksgiving on the Horizon

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Elizabeth Gordon

I don't know anyone who isn't charmed by a cut-out cookie, and this one does not fall short. Whip up a batch of these now and freeze them undecorated to make your Thanksgiving even easier.

FDA Says Science Around New Salmon Is Inconclusive

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

On Monday, after two days of hearings, U.S. FDA concluded there is not "sufficient data to determine that a genetic modification that enables salmon to grow twice as quickly is safe for the fish or for consumers."

"Sugar is Sugar" Claims the Corn Refiners Association. But Is It?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Robyn O'Brien

The Corn Refiners Association has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking that manufacturers have the option of using "corn sugar" as an alternate name for high fructose corn syrup.

Salmon Stranger Than Sci-Fi

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Robyn O'Brien

Now I'm not sure about you, but these headlines about our food supply are getting pretty tough to stomach. I can't help but yearn for simpler times.