Parents of Allergy Sufferers Create Food Safety App for Eating Out

It is unsettling and very unfortunate that approximately 3,000 people die each year from food poisoning while another 128,000 are hospitalized according to the Center for Disease Control. Furthermore, every three minutes a person is admitted to the Emergency Room due to some type of allergic reaction. Researchers estimate that…

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Bethenny Frankel’s Allergy to Fish Raises Awareness on Medical ID Bracelets

“Purchased a new @americanmedicalid and changed the inscription to ensure that I receive epinephrine and that 911 is called!” – @Liladri317 Food allergy to fish or shellfish affects 2.3% of the US Population. Approximately 6.6 million Americans are affected by seafood allergy which often develops in adulthood. A study showed…

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5 Ways to Prevent Shortness of Breath With COPD

Managing shortness of breath when you have COPD can be difficult. Luckily, you can minimize and prevent the frequency and severity of shortness of breath episodes by making a few lifestyle changes combined with proper treatment. You may be already taking rescue medications and using oxygen therapy to help relieve…

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How medical IDs help if you have drug allergies

  You may have noticed that every time you go to see a new doctor or in for a medical procedure, the nurse will ask if you are allergic to any medications. That’s because drug allergies can cause serious complications. Signs and symptoms of penicillin allergy range from mild to…

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Secrets about latex allergies you never knew

Secrets about latex allergies you never knew The basics People with latex allergies have an immune response to the natural rubber latex that is found in gloves, balloons and other items. There are three types of reactions to latex. The most severe, life-threatening is when a person has a full-on…

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Truths to know about insect allergies

Truths you should know about insect allergies No one likes getting stung by a bee. It can be traumatizing for a young child and annoying for everyone else. But for those with insect allergies, it can also be life-threatening. The most serious insect allergic reactions are  to five insects: Yellow jackets Honeybees…

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5 Food Allergy Bloggers You Should Follow

5 food allergy bloggers you should be following According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases. As many as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children in the U.S. are affected. As with other chronic conditions,…

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