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Food Allergies

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.

The 15 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Navigating a restaurant menu when you have food allergies can zap all the fun from dining out. But it doesn't have to -- if you know where to eat. ...

A Cheese Sandwich Got This Child Suspended From Daycare

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents

When Canadian father Randy Murray gave his 2-year-old a cheese sandwich to eat before daycare, he did not suspect that it would lead to her suspension...

I'm So Sorry Our Disease Is Such An Inconvenience For You

Gluten Dude | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Gluten Dude

I'm all for balance and I'm all for letting our kids socialize at school and have some fun. But why does it need to be based around food? The only reason is because it's always been done that way. Change takes time. It's time to start.

When Are Cupcakes More Important Than Compassion?

Kristin Shaw | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Birthdays are beautiful things and deserve to be celebrated. Have a cake at home, by all means. Go all out and have a chocolate-peanut-butter-meringue-almond-butter-cashew-pistachio cake topped with buttercream chock-full of dairy and artificial colors. It's your party. But don't complain because your kid can't have that at school, where they're supposed to be focused on learning.

Food Allergies in The Classroom: Using Science and Empathy to Drive Your Cupcake Decisions

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Sheela Raja, PhD

What kind of children do we want to raise and what kind of parents do we want to be? Let's invest in the health and wellbeing of our classroom communities, and not sell out for a short-lived sugar high.

Tired of Morning Hangovers? You Could Be Allergic to Alcohol

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Hangover symptoms can be perceived as collateral damage to a good night out, but they may actually be the result of an allergic reaction to ingredients in alcohol. So how do you tell if you are really allergic to alcohol or just suffering from a normal hangover?

Don't Celebrate This Valentine's Day With Your Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Valentine's Day is a special occasion to celebrate your love with fun and romantic activities. Don't let allergens interfere with the festivities. With a little research and care, you can enjoy a safe, fun and allergy-free Valentine's Day.

Which Diet Is Best for You?

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Many Americans have discovered the Paleo Diet, named after Bud Paleo, a prehistoric entrepreneur who started a chain of fast food mammoth burger restaurants back when all food was not only pure, but a lot of it could run really fast and then kill you.

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...

How To Survive The Holidays With Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Seasonal allergies don't need to ruin your holiday season. Being prepared and taking precaution can go a long way in the fight against your allergies.

The Social Impact of Food Allergies

Priyanka Chugh | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Priyanka Chugh

The feeling of being bullied and stigmatized does not end as children age into adults: bullying and a sense of loneliness are ubiquitous in many of the lives of those with food restrictions.

Isn't It Time for Pediatricians to Stop Pitting Food Allergies Against Healthy Eating Habits?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

If pediatricians want to improve children's health, they should start by changing how they advise parents to introduce solid to their infants. It's outmoded, overly cautious and at odds with current research on how good eating habits develop.

Entertaining at Home

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you need dinner party ideas, you've come to the right place. Entertaining at home is one of my favorite things, and planning ahead is what makes it work. Here's a list of my most important to-do's.

My Food Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

When it comes to holidays, Thanksgiving has the best menu, in my very humble and completely unscientific opinion. We're talking all of my favorites: mashed potatoes, apple pie, dinner rolls, turkey gravy, stuffing... Notice a trend here? Gluten. Wheat. Dairy. Gluten and wheat and dairy in (almost) everything.

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...

Lessons Learned from an (Allergy-Safe) Halloween Costume

Carissa K | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

he limitations are all things that we can manage and I'll always be there, finding creative ways to help him enjoy himself in safe ways.

Inspirational Patients Allowing Mind and Body Balancing to Guide Recovery

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

One of the most significant aspects of a therapeutic alliance between a physician and a cancer patient is the creation of a relationship that helps the patient to build and strengthen mental and physical fortitude.

This Halloween, Allergies Don't Need to Cause Fright

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

By establishing a few key guidelines and identifying potential triggers, parents can make Halloween a safe and enjoyable holiday for both themselves and their children.

Read Ingredient Labels

Tichina Arnold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tichina Arnold

After much testing, I was informed that my baby had "severe allergies" and was suffering with eczema and asthma in its severest form. Our lives immediately changed forever.

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...

Meatless Monday: Eating to Save the World

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Tomorrow is World Vegetarian Day, kicking off a whole month of meatless joy and awareness. Just in time, too, because honey, people need some of both....

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...

Childhood Food Allergies Cost Billions Every Year

Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Food allergies are expensive. That's the takeaway of a new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, showing that childhood food allergies, which affec...

An Ordinary Day (With Food Allergies)

Carissa K | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

I've been reading ingredients on everything we purchase for the past nine years, ever since my son, Jack, at just 15 weeks of age, went into anaphylaxis in response to his first sip of formula.