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May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Posted by Brittany McNeal on May, Thu 08, 2014

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time for blooming flowers, budding trees, freshly cut lawns, itchy noses and tight chests. Spring is the peak season for those living with Asthma and Allergies, so it’s a great time to spread awareness about the diseases that affect over 60 million Americans.

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Free Stuff Friday with Onespot Allergy!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Dec, Fri 13, 2013

Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the week: It's FREE STUFF FRIDAY! Woo! And even better than that, for today's FREE STUFF FRIDAY, we're teaming up with our friend Elizabeth Goldenberg of Onespot™Allergy, who will be giving our TWO WINNERS each a free Onespot™ Allergy Best EpiPen belt (adult sizes in black only, children's sizes in black, turquoise, red with white polka dots, and lime green) in addition to the $50 Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry gift certificate they'll each win! THAT'S A $75 RETAIL VALUE FOR EACH WINNER! 

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Onespot Allergy's Top Ten Allergy Safety Tips for Halloween

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Wed 16, 2013

Allergy safety is always a serious issue. At Halloween, however, it's particularly important to keep allergy safety in mind, as it is very easy for kids with food allergies to be accidentally exposed to unsafe foods. Today, we bring you some Halloween safety tips from our friends at Onespot Allergy in the hopes that your little ones experience only the fun, safe kind of "scares" this Halloween. And remember, even (and especially) in a Halloween costume, it's imperative that kids with food allergies always carry their medications and wear their medical alert jewelry

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National Bullying Prevention Month

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Mon 14, 2013

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although bullying is in the news regularly these days, many people aren't truly clear on what constitutes bullying and why these anti-bullying programs are in place. 

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Tips For Allergy-Friendly Air Travel

Posted by Tara Cohen on May, Wed 15, 2013

Summer is (finally!!) almost upon us after a particularly long winter, and for many, that means it’s time to start traveling. For people with tree nut and peanut allergies, this can be particularly challenging because airlines still serve peanuts and some meals that may contain nuts. Although allergy advocates are working to change the airline status quo, in the interim, the onus for safety falls squarely on the traveler.

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What Is Celiac Disease

Posted by Tara Cohen on May, Mon 06, 2013

What is Celiac Disease?

One in every 133 Americans has Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack itself in response to gluten exposure. This means people with Celiac cannot eat anything containing gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some people with Celiac Disease also find that they cannot tolerate trans-dermal (through the skin) exposure to gluten, either, which means they must be vigilant about checking the ingredients in every soap, shampoo, lotion, and cosmetic before using it, as many of these common toiletries use gluten as a binding agent.

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Do Schools Have Access to Epinephrine?

Posted by Emily Battmer on Jan, Wed 04, 2012

If your child has been diagnosed with a food allergy, you know all too well that the difference between life and death lies in a matter of moments – and if you’ve ever seen your child experience an anaphylactic reaction, you know that epinephrine is absolutely crucial in determining the outcome.

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Food Allergy Types: Restaurant Tips and Tricks

Posted by Jenna White on Sep, Tue 20, 2011

If you or your child have a food allergy, you’re far from alone. Current estimates are that about 2 percent of adults and 6 percent of children are affected by allergies, which arise when the immune system reacts after a certain food is eaten. Common symptoms of food allergies include skin rashes or digestive problems, but may include anaphylaxis, in which the breathing passages swell. This can be fatal if it is not treated.

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Schools Take a Stand Against Food Allergies

Posted by Emily Battmer on Aug, Wed 24, 2011

Freshly sharpened pencils = $5.00
Brand new backpack = $20.00
Knowing that your child is safe in their learning environment = priceless.

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McDonalds Meals Are About To Become...Healthy?

Posted by Emily Battmer on Aug, Thu 11, 2011

The words “McDonald’s” and “controversy” seem to go hand-in-hand; so naturally, their latest attempt to satisfy the critics is receiving a mixed response.

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