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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner: Safety Tips

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner: Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is an important time to reflect on all you have to be thankful for and to connect with family and friends. Below are some options to help you celebrate Thanksgiving safely.Hosting At Your Home The benefit of hosting at your home is that you get to plan and decide the menu. Plan to use allergen-friendly recipes. Check the ingredients and read labels properly. Prepare food taking extra precautions not to cross contaminate. Ask friends and family to avoid unsafe foods. Send them a list...
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Gluten Problem? Make sure you need to go gluten-free before you go gluten-free!!

Gluten Problem? Make sure you need to go gluten-free before you go gluten-free!!

Gluten is a protein, found in wheat, barley, oats and rye. It’s not “glue,” although the protein derives its name from the word glue, and it doesn’t “stick” to the intestines like glue either. Gluten sensitivity, also known as celiac disease, is a condition where the lining of your small intestine becomes inflamed and damaged after it’s exposed to gluten, making it harder for your body to absorb nutrients.This leads to malnutrition and weight loss. Studi...
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Candies with Peanuts: a guide to trick or treating with food allergies

Candies with Peanuts: a guide to trick or treating with food allergies

Halloween is fast approaching! It’s the season of scary movies and corn mazes, and of course, it’s the sugar rush season. And with the candy avalanche, many parents worry about their child’s nut allergy. Trick-or-treating, however, does not have to be a scary thing for children with allergies. In fact, there are many ways to not let your child miss out on the fun of trick-or-treating but still be safe. 1. Find allergy-free Halloween events in your area by searching on Facebook....
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Why should you be comfortable seeing a Physician Assistant?!?

Why should you be comfortable seeing a Physician Assistant?!?

The Allergy Group just added a Physician Assistant (PA) to our awesome team. To say the least, she is AMAZING!! Dedicated and well read! Here is an article by her addressing how  PAs play an integral role in today's health care needs. - Dr. T If you haven’t already received medical care from a physician assistant, chances are that someday you will. More and more, PAs are becoming familiar players on the health care team. Don’t be thrown by the “assistant” in thei...
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Come get your Flu Shot - even with egg allergy!

Come get your Flu Shot - even with egg allergy!

Influenza (also called the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. Each year, about 10–20% of Americans get the flu. Almost 36,000 Americans die from flu-related complications such as pneumonia and acute respiratory disease. Particularly increased risk is known in very young children, people age 65 and older, and people who have chronic medical conditions such as asthma.How is influenza spread?Influenza is a contagious disease that attacks the respiratory tract (nose, t...
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Fact - Check the Republican Debate “Vaccine” Comment: No link between Autism and Vaccination

Fact - Check the Republican Debate “Vaccine” Comment: No link between Autism and Vaccination

During the Republican debate this past Wednesday 9/ 16/15, false comments about linking vaccine to autism and the schedule of vaccines were made. This was much to the dismay of pediatricians and family practitioners, who are tirelessly working to vaccinate and prevent life threatening infectious diseases in children. Immediately American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to th...
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LATEX ALLERGY

LATEX ALLERGY

Allergy to proteins in natural rubber latex became a significant concern by the late 1980s. Fortunately however, the epidemic was not of concern by 1990s. Latex allergy appears to have originated from an increased use of latex gloves at health care facilities, and changes in processes used to manufacture latex products.What is latex?Latex is a milky fluid produced by rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis). Using different methods, latex can be processed into a variety of products, such as gloves and ...
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Planning to relocate: Things to consider!!

Planning to relocate: Things to consider!!

If you were offered a job in another city—or your current employer asked you to relocate—would you make the move? There are a lot of things to consider when you decide to relocate- cost to rent, new city, new friends etc etc. In addition to all these, people with allergies and asthma have to also worry about the weather and pollen in the area. For example, if you're moving within the next month, ragweed season has started in some parts of the country. It usually starts in mid-Aug...
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Asthma & Stress: Correlation, or No?

Asthma & Stress: Correlation, or No?

Modern medicine knows stress can affect the cardiovascular, immune, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. It can also create physiological reactions that can lead to a feeling of airway constriction and an inability to breathe. Sounds like asthma, right? If stress alone causes the feeling of not being able to breathe, just imagine adding asthma to the mix. Many immunologists and researchers now say there is a clear connection between stress and asthma. Stress may cause your asthma sym...
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Back-to-School – Let's get Asthma and Allergy Ready?

Back-to-School – Let's get Asthma and Allergy Ready?

Starting the new school year can be a time of great enthusiasm… and anxiety. When kids with allergies leave the protection of their home environment, it’s important for you to take steps to help reduce the incidence of an allergic reaction. Here's how to prepare your child to go back to school safely. Keep the routine at home while not-at-school Start preparing before the new school year begins. Make sure your child takes his asthma or allergy medications as prescribed. Keeping ...
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