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Avoiding foods: Learning the procedures food allergies can be the difference between life and death

Avoiding foods: Learning the procedures food allergies can be the difference between life and death

Individuals that know they have severe allergies will carry an epi pen that administers a shot of Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. Those who have these severe allergies should carry at least two pens and make sure the adrenaline is not expired.

September 08, 2013 10:15 am
Poison Ivy 2

Poison Ivy 2

Beware of Poison Ivy. Know how to spot it, and what to do if you come in contact with it.

July 18, 2013 2:30 pm
Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Walk away -- Poison Ivy is easy to spot once you learn to recognize its characteristic three leaves with notched edges. The plant usually grows as a ground cover or vine. Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves and shoes that cover your feet when gardening. Summer is prime poison plant season,…

July 18, 2013 2:30 pm
How to Manage Your Seasonal Allergies

How to Manage Your Seasonal Allergies

Unfortunately, beautiful flowers and warm weather can also mean itchy, watery eyes, sneezing fits and nasal congestion.

March 26, 2013 12:00 am

Doctors get info on using emergency epinephrine in schools

CHICAGO | Life-threatening allergic reactions can strike students during school hours, and a 1-year-old state law allows schools to prepare to help.

August 15, 2012 12:00 am
Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

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May 24, 2012 9:52 am

Milk allergy treated with a new desensitization strategy

Milk allergy is common and stubborn. Children who do not outgrow their milk problems will probably have a lifelong allergy, experts say. But new tactics are emerging to help children become desensitized to milk, including one reported Monday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of A…

March 24, 2011 12:00 am
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