Confessions of a Food Allergy Mom

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I am a food allergy mom. I have two sons who couldn’t be more different from each other. The oldest is a sensitive, introspective, timid soul, while the youngest is an outgoing rough-and-tumble kid. The oldest has been relatively healthy so far, while the youngest has dealt with severe eczema,…

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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

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This is a re-post of an article on Veria Living by Katie Ginder-Vogel.  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 wearing a medical ID.  Here’s to a very Happy…

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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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How You can Make Life Safer for Kids with Food Allergies

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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,, focuses on healthy eating and gluten-free living. It Takes a Village To Raise a Child (With…

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

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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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Could Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier Cut Allergy Risk?

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Where exactly does an allergy risk come from? Researchers aren’t sure exactly, but according to a new study, exposure to environmental germs might have something to do with it. Some parents are actually fighting the risk by sucking on their baby’s pacifier. by Sydney Lupkin, ABC News We’ve all seen it.…

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