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Add Your House to the “Teal Pumpkin Project” Map to Make Halloween Safer for Kids With Allergies  

Halloween means candy, and that means stress for parents of kids with food allergies. It’s sad to have to take away the bag of trick-or-treating loot from your little ninja turtle, who worked so hard gathering it with his buddies Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Peanut Packets Possibly Prevent Peanut Allergies—As Does Peanut Butter, Probably

Feeding a baby small amounts of peanuts may reduce their chances of developing a peanut allergy. The FDA recently announced that peanut-containing foods can trumpet this claim on their labels, and you’ll see it soon on an odd product called Hello Peanut. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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All the Apps and Websites You Need When You Have a Kid With Food Allergies   

Food allergies are on the rise, affecting multiple kids per classroom today, including my daughter. According to recent CDC data, food allergies account for an ER visit every three minutes. Even more disturbing, related childhood hospitalizations tripled between the late 1990’s and mid 2000’s, and allergies in my…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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If Your Mouth Feels Weird When You Eat Raw Fruits or Veggies, Here’s Why

You’ve heard of peanut and wheat allergies, but if you get a weird tingly feeling in your mouth when you eat raw fruit, you may wonder—can a person be allergic to apples? It turns out this is a mostly harmless reaction, called oral allergy syndrome, that happens in people who are allergic to pollen.Read more… […]

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Yes, This Is a Particularly Horrendous Year for Seasonal Allergies

This allergy season is dreadful, isn’t it? I have sneezed myself silly in the last couple of weeks and, anecdotally at least, here in New York half the people I know are clawing out their eyes and drowning themselves with neti pots. But is it worse than usual this year, or am I just a […]

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Yes, This Is a Particularly Horrendous Year for Seasonal Allergies

This allergy season is dreadful, isn’t it? I have sneezed myself silly in the last couple of weeks and, anecdotally at least, here in New York half the people I know are clawing out their eyes and drowning themselves with neti pots. But is it worse than usual this year, or am I just a […]

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