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Food allergies: Five tips to read food labels like a pro

Food allergies: Five tips to read food labels like a pro

If you are new to food allergies, you probably have started to read food labels while grocery shopping. It can be scary to navigate, as different manufacturers have different labels and there despite the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, it can still be tough for those new to food allergies to navigate. Under […]

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Midwest Allergy is proud to offer the most modern allergy therapies

Midwest Allergy is proud to offer the most modern allergy therapies

The allergy/immunology specialty is benefiting from an explosion of novel modern allergy therapies. In addition to traditional subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots), we have FDA-approved sublingual desensitization products (tablets dissolved under the tongue) available to treat various inhalant allergies.  Grass and ragweed tablets have been available for a few years, and the FDA recently approved a […]

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More Choices Available for Epinephrine Auto-injectors

More Choices Available for Epinephrine Auto-injectors

For those with food allergies, 2017 started with more competition entering the market for Epinephrine auto-injectors. The branded Epipen increased cost to $600-700 per two-pack in 2016, which was an increase of 400-500% from 2008. This was distressing for many of my families that needed multiple two-packs of Epinephrine auto-injectors for school, home, grandparents and aftercare.  Mylan, […]

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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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Four ways to combat winter allergies

Four ways to combat winter allergies

The cold weather and lack of pollen means you don’t have to fight your winter allergies, right? Wrong! Winter can bring up a whole new set of allergies for you to deal with and it can be frustrating and challenging. Indoor allergens like mold, animal dander and dust mites can make you have winter allergies. […]

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