Be Better Prepared this National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others…

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Give the Gift of Peace of Mind this year with Medical ID under $30!

American Medical ID now has a special gift ideas page where every product is under $30, engraving is absolutely free, and, if you order now, will be delivered in time for Christmas! Who should wear a medical ID? If you have ongoing medical conditions, drug or food allergies, or are…

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Nut-Free Halloween: Tips & Treats to Keep Allergic Children Safe

This is a re-post of an article on Veria Living, written by Katie Ginder-Vogel.  The complete article can be found here. Halloween can be very frightening for children with food allergies and their parents.  With a little planning, Halloween can be both fun and safe.  Be sure your child is also…

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Allergy Awareness Day at the Ballpark: Chicago

This just in from Chicago White Sox: The Chicago White Sox will host an Allergy Awareness Day presented by Mylan, LP on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians. Fans interested in purchasing tickets and seating in the peanut-free section should email or call Dustin Milliken at…

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What You Can Do to Make Life a Little Safer for Children with Food Allergies

This article was recently published in US News. The author, Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, is a NYC-based registered dietitian whose clinical practice specializes in digestive disorders, Celiac Disease, and food intolerances. Her personal blog, www.tamaraduker.com, focuses on healthy eating and gluten-free living. It Takes a Village To Raise a Child…

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Food Allergy Bullying: It’s Real and It’s Not a Joke

Brought to you by our friends at FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education: Food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country. About a third of kids with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies. FARE’s “It’s Not a Joke” Campaign…

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With a Medical ID I Can Plan a Trip with Confidence

I am pleased to be able to relate my story, in the hope that it will encourage others to purchase a medical ID and thus experience the same comfort and confidence this has brought to my life.  My story begins 3 years or so ago when I experienced my first anaphylactic…

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Could Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier Cut Allergy Risk?

Original article by Sydney Lupkin | ABC News Blogs – Wed, May 8, 2013 4:22 PM EDT. Reposted for content related to the allergy and anaphylaxis community for Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. To view the original article, click here. Could Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier Cut Allergy Risk? We’ve all seen it. A pacifier tumbles out…

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American Medical ID on CBS TV Show Elementary

Blink a couple times and you may have missed it, but American Medical ID was on the TV show Elementary during the May 2nd episode “A Landmark Story”. A woman was wearing her purple Silicone Flex medical ID bracelet as she was jogging in New York’s Central Park. The woman wore…

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Six That Save Lives – Free Educational Poster for Anaphylaxis

In honor of May’s Food Allergy Awareness initiatives, Allergic Living has created a poster with the critical and life-saving steps to take during a food allergy emergency. Click the image below to download the poster! Don’t forget to share with friends, schools, workplaces and family members. Education is the best way…

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