Allergies & Asthma
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The Importance of Reading Labels for Food Allergen Avoidance

When someone has a food allergy, they must completely avoid eating the food(s) to which they are allergic. Accidental ingestion... Read full post »

The Lone Star Tick and Red Meat Allergy: Should You Be Concerned?

Recent headlines have grabbed attention due to proclamations of the Northward march of the Lone Star tick. Ticks are found... Read full post »

Food Allergy vs. Intolerance: Knowing the Difference

Food allergies affect roughly five to eight percent of all children. A food allergy diagnosis can dramatically alter one’s life... Read full post »

Peanut Allergy: Myths vs. Facts

Peanut allergy is a growing health problem, affecting approximately 2% of children. In the majority of children, peanut allergy begins... Read full post »

New Guidelines: Early Introduction of Peanut to Prevent Peanut Allergy

Why the New Recommendations? Prior recommendations for parents and pediatricians were to avoid introduction of peanut until after 3 years... Read full post »

Can We Trust Medical Information from Mainstream Media?

I recently gasped in shock as I read an editorial printed in a major newspaper outlet that contained gross inaccuracies... Read full post »

Trick or Trigger? Halloween Safety for Allergy Patients

I may be a Halloween treat hypocrite. Admittedly, I enjoy indulging in chocolaty treats on Halloween, but when it comes... Read full post »

Are Allergies Caused by C-Sections?

As rates of food allergies and other allergic conditions continue to increase among children, the search for prevention strategies has... Read full post »