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My Teacher Family Urges "Yes" on Pending California EpiPen Bill

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
Megan Pincus Kajitani

Our toddler daughter stopped breathing in our arms after eating a bite of food to which she was severely allergic. The EpiPen injection we quickly gave her likely saved her life.

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.

What Teachers Need To Know About Using EpiPens

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By: Dr. Dave Stukus, Nationwide Children's Hospital Published: 01/07/2014 11:25 AM EST on LiveScience Dr. Dave Stukus, a pediatric allergist at...

Food Allergy Awareness Heads To Obama's Desk

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deaths of two girls in Illinois and Virginia from severe food allergies have helped spur efforts to get schools to stockpile e...

Getting Rid of the Food Allergy Fear Factor

Dr. Ruchi Gupta | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Children with food allergies need to carry their medications (antihistamines and epinephrine) in the same way that kids in a car need to wear their seatbelts. Most of the time, they won't need it. But there may come a time when those protections save the children's lives.

The Voice of Reason: (Maybe Not) for Emergency Use Only

Susan Weissman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Imagine if that tiny print on prescription bottles could be heard instead of squinted at. Voice-guided instructions may indeed be helpful to patients in every age population, with a variety of medical needs.

To My Internet Service Provider: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, But I'm Doing It!

Lori Day | Posted 05.27.2012 | Comedy
Lori Day

So I say to the worst Internet service provider in the world, to whom I have given dozens of hours of my time over the years dealing with their incompetent customer service and tech support professionals and their highly unstable platform, goodbye and good riddance.

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...

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.

How To Educate Others About Food Allergy Safety (VIDEO)

OneSpot Allergy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

OneSpot Allergy founder Elizabeth Goldenberg highlights food allergy training tools you can use to educate others about food allergy and anaphylaxis. ...

The EpiPen: The Latest Kids Accessory

Sloan Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sloan Barnett

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a startling study announcing that the number of children with food allergies has increased 18% in the last decade.