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Anaphylaxis

What Happens When Your Teen Has an Allergic Reaction and You're Not There?

Kate Ryan Williams | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Kate Ryan Williams

Tears came along with the terror of the realization that I could do nothing for my child. Things were beyond my control, out of my hands.

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.

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.

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.

15-Year-Old Aspiring Chef Can't Eat A Single Meal (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.19.2012 | Teen

Even though Samantha Pecoraro can eat barely anything, she is passionate about cooking. The 15-year-old from Cape Coral, Florida, has a condition call...

What Would You Want If Your Child Had His First Allergic Reaction in School?

Susan Weissman | Posted 03.03.2012 | Parents
Susan Weissman

Should all school children, not just those who have diagnosed food allergies, have access to the emergency medication epinephrine and should more adults be ready to administer it?

New and Promising Food Allergy Treatment 'Tricks' the Immune System

Susan Weissman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Like any parent whose child has multiple and life-threatening food allergies, I scrutinize any pronouncements of treatments through the lens of my child's body.

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.

Eco Etiquette: Is Genetically Modified Food Linked To Kids' Food Allergies?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

The federal government has no problem slapping graphic warning labels on a pack of cigarettes; yet when it comes to something that affects all of us -- the food we eat every day -- we're left playing Russian roulette.

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...