- Top 10 Health Tweets of the Week - June 3 A mom shares her packing list for traveling with a child with food allergies. A science blogger digs into the details of the latest cell phone-cancer study and a doctor offers 10 tips on what not to say if you want to encourage a loved one to lose weight.
10 Things to Know About Food Allergies in the Classroom
Parents of allergic children are left to negotiate a safe environment with those who may not be familiar with the reality of food allergies. With this in mind, I’ve prepared the following list with some key points that teachers and parents should know about food allergic children.
- Are You Allergic to These 10 Everyday Items? Sometimes we can be allergic to things that seem to be "hidden" in household items, clothes and food. Be aware of what makes you react, and you may find an allergen where you least expect it. Adapted from Allergen of the Month by Dr. Fred Little.
- 7 Tips for Dealing with Seasonal Allergies Many people miss the opportunity to use preventive measures to avoid early spring or early fall allergies. But there are ways still ways to combat allergies in the thick of allergy season. Here are some suggestions.
The 5 Worst Fall Allergies
Fall brings crisp weather, beautiful colors, shorter days and, unfortunately several major allergens. But, you don't have to spend your autumn sneezing. Here are some tips on how to deal with your allergies.
8 Safe Halloween Candies for Kids with Food Allergies
Halloween is a time for kids to dress up, go trick-or-treating and have a fun, carefree night. But kids with food allergies need to be careful about which candies they eat. Most food allergies come from milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish, and many candies have the first six on that ingredient list.
But here are eight treats that should be safe,although to be certain you might want to call the manufacturer to see if ingredients have changed.
- 5 Winter Allergies to Avoid Winter allergies are mostly found indoors as we spend all of our time with the windows closed and heat on. Here are some tips to avoid the most common winter allergies.
Top Hidden Health Hazards in Your Home
Many of the products we keep in our homes - from cooking tools to furniture - could contain elements that might be hazardous to our health. Learn what you can do to protect you and your family.
- 8 Tips to Prevent Severe Anaphylaxis Food and drug allergies account for the most common causes of severe allergic reactions. Anaphylactic reactions are the most severe forms of allergic reactions and often result in a trip to the hospital.
6 Strange Allergies
The runny nose, watery eyes and itchy skin from allergies can be a nuisance. But for some people, allergies cantruly affect their quality of life.
5 New Discoveries in Allergy Research
Allergies are a common problem, and though many treatments exist, researchers are always finding new information about what causes allergies and how to treat them better. Here are some new insights into allergies.
- What’s New in Lyme Disease Research As I have previously written, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease back in 2000. When I was diagnosed, I was one of but 64 cases identified in my area that year, a region that was not altogether unfamiliar with Lyme. Since then, researchers have learned much about diagnosing and understanding the condition. Here is some of the more recent research.
5 Facts About Oral Allergy Drops
For people who have to go to the doctor’s office to get an allergy shot every week, sublingual immunotherapy, or oral allergy drops, could be a safe, easy alternative.