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Allergy Death at School: When Do Morals Override Policy?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:43-05:00January 6th, 2012|Categories: Asthma, Medication, Parenting, School|Tags: , , , , , , , |

7-year-old Ammaria Johnson died after anaphylactic shock while at school. The school did not administer an Epi-Pen (which could have afforded Ammaria life-saving time to get to the hospital). One of the most shocking things about the allergy death is that the school stated they do have "lifesaving medication" available, but they administer them only "when [...]

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7 Tips to Protect Children from Halloween Food Allergies

By |2016-11-20T07:53:47-05:00October 28th, 2010|Categories: Asthma, Holidays, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Halloween can be a difficult time for children with food allergies. More than 3 million children have good allergies in the United States. The only way to prevent food allergy reactions is to avoid the food completely. However, there are many treats that are given to children at Halloween parties or when they are trick-or-treating. In [...]

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