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What Do IVs Have To Do With Corn Allergies?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Tue 01, 2015

Food allergies are seemingly always in the news these days as their prevalence continues to increase. Food labeling improvements certainly help, but they are only one part of making life safer for those with food allergies. These requirements are also quite limited, necessitating only the listing of items considered a “Major Food Allergen,” which the FDA lists as follows:

 

  1. Milk
  2. Eggs
  3. Fish
  4. Shellfish
  5. Tree nuts
  6. Peanuts
  7. Wheat
  8. Soybeans

 

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Back To School Safety Tips

Posted by Tara Cohen on Aug, Tue 25, 2015

It’s that time of year again. Our Facebook feeds are filled with iPhone pictures of kids holding their “First Day of School” signs, wearing their not-yet-scuffed shoes, sporting that cool new backpack, excited – if maybe a bit nervous – to find out what the coming year will bring. And in that same social media realm, parents are exchanging the, “We made it!” humorous posts about how glad we are to have the kids back in school, tinged also with a little bittersweet sadness over the end of summer and the ever-increasing speed with which the time seems to pass while raising kids.

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The New Normal: A Guest Post by Grace Dolan

Posted by Guest Author on Aug, Mon 17, 2015

“The New Normal”

A special guest post by Grace Dolan


Friday the Thirteenth is the most dreaded day for many people. However, when I woke up early on Friday the Thirteenth in March of 2015 to get ready for my district debate competition, I wasn’t thinking about the date. I was thinking two things:

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How do I choose the right medical ID?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Wed 24, 2015

When selecting a medical ID, there are so many options that people sometimes feel overwhelmed. In reality, there are some simple ways to determine which medical ID is best for you. Here are some helpful tips.

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Mon 22, 2015

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Tags: multiple sclerosis awareness, multiple sclerosis, multiple medications, MS, MS medical ID, MS medical ID jewelry

Beyond Type 1 and Type 2

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Wed 17, 2015

When people think of Diabetes, they typically think of Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas no longer function. This condition has no cure currently, and people with Type 1 Diabetes are insulin-dependent as a result. Some people still call Type 1 by its former name, Juvenile Diabetes, which is where the JDRF gets its name, but Type 1 is the more common, modern moniker.

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Men's Health Week & Men's Health Month

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Mon 15, 2015

Every year, the week leading up to Father’s Day is National Men’s Health Week. It’s part of the larger effort of Men’s Health Month (June), which you can read more about at MensHealthMonth.org.  Their stated mission is to, “…heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.”

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What is Lupus?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Fri 12, 2015

The most basic definition of Lupus is that it is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation in the body. However, Lupus is anything but basic, and a single definition does not do justice to the challenges faced by the estimated 1.5 million Americans who live with this diagnosis or those who love and support them. Lupus is complex and hard to define in some ways. It’s often consuming and extremely challenging.

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Adjusting to Life With Salicylate Sensitivity

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Wed 10, 2015

A few months back, I wrote that I was developing food allergies at 40. Thankfully, I was wrong. While initial tests were positive for milk and hazelnut allergies, further tests, exams, and discussions with my allergist revealed a combination of Oral Allergy Syndrome and a severe Salicylate Sensitivity.

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June is National Scleroderma Month

Posted by Brittany Raum on Jun, Mon 08, 2015

It’s estimated that about 300,000 American live with scleroderma, and since it presents with symptoms that are similar to other autoimmune disorders, scleroderma is often difficult to diagnose. Scleroderma can develop in any age group from infants to the elderly, but its onset is usually between the ages of 25 to 55.

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