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Plan an Allergy-Friendly Halloween

  
  
  
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Halloween is definitely one of my favorite nights of the year. I love seeing all the youngsters out and about in my neighborhood wearing their spooky, cute, and funny costumes.


Safety Tips For College Students with Chronic Health Conditions

  
  
  
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As the fall semester approaches, it’s easy to look straight forward to purchasing textbooks, moving into and furnishing your new dorm or apartment, and the fun times you will have with new friends. But for those of us with health issues that impact our daily lives, there are a few extra things that should be put on our new semester checklists before we get to all that other fun stuff.


Summer Barbecue Fun & Safety

  
  
  
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When it comes to Summer, aside from the warm weather and pretty flowers, my favorite part is cooking out with friends and family. Since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, however, I look at barbecues a bit differently. Instead of seeing a delicious spread of potato salad, coleslaw, and chips, I see unknown cooking surfaces, mystery seasonings, and cross-contamination risks.


May 11-17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week

  
  
  
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May 11-17 is National Food Allergy Awareness Week. Nearly 6 million children live with Food Allergies— That’s one in 12.


Top Ten Tips For A Safe Halloween

  
  
  
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Lately, we've talked a bit here on the Lauren's Hope blog about creating an allergy-friendly or chocolate-free Halloween: wearing medical alert jewelry while trick-or-treating, talking with teachers and caregivers, planning special food and non-food treats, and so on. For kids with food allergies, epilepsy, type one diabetes, special needs, and chronic health conditions, there are a lot of considerations this time of year, however, there are lots of things we can also do to keep everyone -- those with medical conditions and not -- safe this Halloween.


A Pre-Halloween Safety Guide

  
  
  
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Halloween is a fun time, filled with treats and crafts and excitement. For adults and children with chronic conditions such as food allergies, type one diabetes, autism, or epilepsy, however, Halloween is sometimes a little scary, and not in the fun way. Protecting our kids and ourselves from the very real dangers of this fun season can be a real challenge, which means planning ahead is essential.


Food Allergy Bullying: A Disturbing Trend

  
  
  
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As the incidence of food allergies continues to grow in American kids, a related trend has appeared: food allergy bullying. It's certainly tough enough being a kid, and a kid with food allergies, without having to contend with bullying as well. According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), however, one third of kids with food allergies experience bullying because of their food allergies. Worse still, an estimated half of these incidents go unreported to parents, who are therefore often unaware of the problem, which means kids continue to be bullied.


Top Ten Reasons People Wear Medical ID Jewelry

  
  
  
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Top Ten Reasons People Wear Medical ID Jewelry

Millions of people wear medical ID necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and charms every day, and they all have a reason for doing so. Here at Lauren’s Hope, because we make fully customizable, interchangeable medical ID bracelets, we see all sorts of different engraving requests. Here’s our list of the top ten reasons people wear medical ID jewelry.


Six Tips For Keeping Kids With Food Allergies Safe

  
  
  

Here are six tips for keeping kids with food allergies safe.

Living with food allergies is not easy for adults. It’s even tougher when your child has food allergies because kids have a harder time identifying safe and unsafe foods and avoiding cross-contaminated surfaces. However, there are some simple steps you can take to help safeguard your child and avoid allergic reactions.


Food Allergy Awareness Story of Hope

  
  
  
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Eighteen months ago, our customer Colette went out to eat with her family at a Fondue restaurant. What started out as a celebration dinner quickly turned into a frightening situation when she woke up early the next morning with hives and a swollen tongue and lips.


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