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Anaphylactic Shock

You Probably Don't Know If You're Allergic To This -- And It Could Kill You

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

When people think of fatal allergy attacks, they usually think of bee stings, shellfish or peanut allergies. But a new nationwide study has found that...

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time... to Raise Awareness

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 06.03.2014 | Good News
Lindsey Orlofsky

No, I will never be able to kiss my boyfriend without asking him what he ate for lunch. No, I will never be able to eat at 50 percent of restaurants. And no, I wouldn't have it any other way.

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.

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.

Why Americans Need Better Education on Allergic Reactions

Susan Weissman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

As the parent of a child with multiple anaphylactic allergies, I've learned that any delay in treatment of anaphylaxis can cost my child his life. But what if a child shows signs of anaphylaxis and an EpiPen isn't readily available?

Chemical Candy and the Emergency Room

Carla Alpert And Diane Prefontaine | Posted 12.03.2011 | Parents
Carla Alpert And Diane Prefontaine

Who would think an innocent little Root Beer Barrel candy would send a grown man to the emergency room? Here's what you should know before your send your kids trick or treating.

The Hidden Dangers of Bug Bites

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Bug bites, merely annoying for most of us, can be medically perilous to some who encounter the wrong creepy crawler or experience a severe allergic reaction.

New Fillers For Those Stubborn Wrinkles

Dr. Anne Chapas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Anne Chapas

The latest generation of injectable fillers has been shown to stimulate collagen growth in order to replace the underlying skin scaffolding and create softer and more natural contours.

BBC Presenter Kate Silverton Narrates Near-Death Experience: "I Felt As Though I Would Drown Alive"

Daily Mail | Kate Silverton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On an otherwise perfect June afternoon during Royal Ascot this year, I had been presenting for the BBC as well as socialising with friends. I'd had a...