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IMHO: EpiPen in the Headlines

I, like all allergy families, have been watching and reading all the recent #Epipen news for the past month or so, with frustration, anger, and sadness. I have shared articles on my Facebook pages about the news unfolding, however I think there are a lot of factors at play and we are only beginning to […]

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”   Romeo & Juliet; William Shakespeare. Food allergies. It sounds so benign. It sounds like it should be a minor irritant, a slight inconvenience  Not a severe- serious- life threatening- THIS could KILL my child– diagnosis. But that is […]

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My Hard Truth

“Dealing with Jacob’s cancer was less stressful, and easier, than dealing with his food allergies.” Yup. I said that.   Yes, It is a strong statement. But this is how I honestly feel. I am NOT saying that cancer is stress free or easy, or even preferential. Trust me, it isn’t! What Cancer and Food Allergies […]

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Dear Parents,

Dear Parents and Caregivers of Allergic Children, Yesterday a sweet 7-year-old first grader died. She had an allergic reaction from eating something with peanut. For some reason the school did not give her Benadryl, and even more strangely “At the beginning of this school year, the mother said she tried to give the clinical aid […]

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Flying the Un-Friendly Skies

Gina Clowes  of AllergyMoms website, http://allergymoms.com/index.php  is an allergy author and advocate. She recently was trying to fly with her two boys who have nut allergies. She spent $2200 on 4 tickets.  Then found out that American Airlines roast nuts in first class on flights.  Yes, with recirculated cabin air, on flights, no exit. I think […]

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Socially Awkward Moments

End of the school year, and the end of the T-Ball season is upon us here. My son’s T-Ball team won a pizza party for selling the most fund-raising raffle tickets; [mostly due to my husbands efforts]. But Caleb is allergic to Dairy and wont be able to have any. So I need to plan […]

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Some Stats on Food Allergies

These are from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: More than 12 million Americans have food allergies. That’s one in 25, or 4 percent of the population. ƒ The incidence of food allergy is highest in young children – one in 17 among those under age 3. ƒ About 3 million children in the U.S. have food […]

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