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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2015 Review: Your Top 5 Favorite Posts

2015 review

This year we learned how to help teenagers cope with diabetes, how to be a safe patient, calming meditation techniques, and how children in Haiti are safer with medical IDs. We also heard from real parents of children with food allergies, chronic heart conditions and hydrocephalus. In all our learning…

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When Your Kid is the One at School with Food Allergies

A couple of months ago I wrote about my thoughts, feelings and actions as a mom of a child with food allergies. That little one started kindergarten this year, so we’re going to be the ones at school with food allergies. So how did I prepare for the first day? It…

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Confessions of a Food Allergy Mom

food allergy mom confessions

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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Favorite Halloween Treats from Food Allergy Bloggers

pumpkin fudge

Holidays can be scary if you have a child with food allergies or dietary restrictions. But it doesn’t have to be when you prepare yourself with allergy-friendly Halloween treats. Between trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, there are plenty of opportunities to eat sweet treats. Here are just a few examples of how…

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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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