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Food Allergies: Holiday Hints for Keeping it Safe and Delicious

December 14, 2016

December is a month full of celebrations, friends, family, food and drink. For children and adults with food allergies, it can be a time of anxiety and stress. Parents can find themselves in constant worry mode, wondering if this will be the time their child is exposed to their life-threatening food allergy, or whether there…

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Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What’s the difference?

November 30, 2016

The difference between food intolerance and food allergies can be confusing for many since both have common symptoms. The true difference is that food intolerance is sensitivity to a food that is usually accompanied by digestive issues that are not extreme, whereas food allergy is caused by an immune system reaction that can range from…

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Take a Proactive Approach to Holiday Allergy Triggers

November 16, 2016

‘Tis the season of indoor allergies! Unfortunately, nearly 60 million Americans suffer from year-round allergies with indoor allergies spiking around the holidays. These allergic symptoms result from a wide array of triggers including decorations, food, and even added stress. Trees, wreaths, and artificial holiday decorations can all increase allergy symptoms. Trees and wreaths are often…

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When allergy doesn’t look like allergy

November 2, 2016

Allergychoices recently hosted its annual provider education conference for those interested in adding or expanding their use of sublingual immunotherapy in their practices. The conference’s goal is to arm allergy providers with a sublingual immunotherapy treatment protocol that they can easily and safely put into practice so more patients can find treatment closer to home.…

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Why are allergies increasing?

September 21, 2016

Allergies are on the rise! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1997 to 2011, food and skin allergies increased in children under the age of 18. In addition, inhalant and environmental allergen complaints grow among the general population. There are many theories as to why allergic disease is increasing including the…

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Straw bale gardening: Workplace wellness case study

September 7, 2016

Allergychoices has incorporated several heath initiatives in an effort to empower our employees to take control of their health. There has been a growing interest regarding employers offering creative ways to encourage a healthy lifestyle, as well as a way for people, especially those struggling with food allergies and other dietary restrictions, to take control…

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Allergy Drops for Mold: Treatment

August 24, 2016

Wet and humid weather provides the perfect conditions for mold growth, both indoors and out. With extreme moisture from floods throughout many parts of the country, the presence of mold is high with many allergy sufferers experiencing strong symptoms. While mold allergy treatment begins by reducing mold sources and exposure, sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops,…

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Tips to Help Make Going Back to School a Success

August 10, 2016

The start of another school year is filled with joy and excitement. And when planning the school year for an allergic child, it can be a bit nerve wracking too. Make this school year a bit less stressful with planning and education for the allergic child and school staff. The goal for parents and educators…

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The Cost of Allergy – A Business Case for Treating the Cause with SLIT

July 27, 2016

Allergic disease affects nearly 60 million Americans (20% of the population) and this number continues to grow. With the startling numbers of Americans affected by allergic disease, it should not be a shock that allergies are the leading medical related cause of productivity loss for businesses. According to the Harvard Business Review, a 2004 study…

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