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Anxiety and food allergies:  Three ways to cope

Anxiety and food allergies:  Three ways to cope

Food can be one of the more enjoyable components of family gatherings, holidays, and celebrations.  However, for those with life-threatening food allergies, these situations can cause extreme anxiety. Sadly, anxiety and food allergies can go hand-in-hand. There are, however, ways to cope.  If you or someone you love has a food allergy, you probably take […]

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School food policies: Columbus educators are making changes

School food policies: Columbus educators are making changes

If your child has food allergies, navigating school can be difficult. Class parties, food used in lessons, lunchtime: Depending on the school food policies, it can be stressful to make sure your child is included. But there is some good news on the horizon. Some school districts in Central Ohio are working to change their […]

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New study: Can you prevent peanut allergy?

New study: Can you prevent peanut allergy?

Contributed by Don McNeil, M.D. A recently sponsored expert panel from the NIH published the 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Peanut Allergy in the United States recommends the early introduction of peanut containing foods to prevent peanut allergies. This came about because, currently, there is no means of treating peanut allergy which […]

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The Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Pumpkins are orange right? Well this time of year, they are also teal for Food Allergy Awareness – otherwise known as the Teal Pumpkin Project! Teal is the color of food allergy awareness. The Teal Pumpkin project began as a small event in Tennessee and went nationwide in 2014 with Food Allergy Resource & Education […]

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Shellfish Allergy Myth

Shellfish Allergy Myth

Do you have shellfish allergy?  Have you been asked this question when undergoing a radiology procedure/study?  There has been a longstanding myth that patients with shellfish allergy will also have reactions to radiocontrast dye.  During my allergy training many years ago I was taught that this is not true.  Unfortunately non-allergy medical professionals persist in […]

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