This Healthy Travel Packing List is Recommended by the CDC

New research shows that travel is the top bucket list goal for Americans. If you are planning your next trip, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers an extensive list of health-related items to consider packing. This list can help you feel more prepared and enjoy more peace…

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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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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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Celebrating child life professionals this March

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“Children process information from the world around them much differently than adults,” explains the Child Life Council. “They have distinct needs for managing the effects of stress and trauma.” Child life specialists are pediatric health care workers who help kids and their families manage to deal with chronic illness, hospitalization…

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