April 7-13 is World Allergy Week 2019 (www.worldallergyweek.org). This organization has dedicated the 2019 week to raise awareness of the global problem of food allergy. Often, I tend to get so focused on the food allergic patients and families we care for in north Texas that I fail to remember the global impact of food […]
Have you had an experience with sesame allergies? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invites your feedback as they consider adding sesame as an allergen in foods. The agency wants first to determine how common sesame allergies are, and how many foods contain sesame. Visit the website to send your information and learn more. http://bit.ly/2DicVtn
DATE CHANGE: Due to inclement weather, we have moved the date for the 3rd Annual Food Allergy Friendly Trunk or Treat at our Flower Mound location from Wednesday, OCTOBER 24 to Monday, OCTOBER 29. Don’t miss food allergy friendly fun including a photo booth, costume contest, games, boogie woogie choo choo, firetruck and more! Share […]
Spices can add wonderful flavor to foods and even have the potential for health benefits. However, some people are allergic. “While spice allergy seems to be rare, with the constantly increasing use of spices in the American diet and a variety of cosmetics, we anticipate more and more Americans will develop this allergy,” said allergist […]
A new survey finds that nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses report at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year. Also, they reported that their school had emergency (stock) epinephrine available and that school staff were provided with training on allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. Such preparedness to treat severe […]
What are the top 8 food allergens? Eggs Milk Peanuts Tree nuts Fish Shellfish Wheat Soy More than 50 million Americans have an allergy of some kind. Food allergies are estimated to affect 4 to 6 percent of children and 4 percent of adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Food allergy […]
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