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Make the military your Valentineupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 08:18:00

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service thinks Valentine's Day is a great day to say thank you to a vet!

Child with peanut allergy dies in schoolupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 10:35:00

A girl dies after suffering from a peanut allergy in school, but the school and mom have different stories to tell.

Allergy kills Virginia girl at schoolupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 10:35:00

The death of a 7-year-old Virginia girl from a suspected peanut allergy at school has raised questions about how prepared school officials are to handle sudden reactions in children.

New allergies can be unwelcome surpriseupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 07:06:00

After moving from New York to Virginia Beach five years ago, Jennifer Herzog started noticing something odd when exiting grocery stores.

Why your allergies are bugging youupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 18:07:00

Every year, sneeze sufferers swear: "This is the worst allergy season ever." And they're right.

Kids with nut allergies feel teased, excludedupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 07:12:00

Amanda Santos wanted to send her 5-year-old daughter, Skylar, to a small private school. But after they interviewed, met the teachers, and submitted Skylar's medical records, they never heard back from the school, despite repeated inquiries.

Life with food allergiesupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 07:12:00

Susan Hendricks reports on how living with food allergies doesn't mean you can't enjoy eating or dining out.

Child food allergies on the riseupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 11:14:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study that finds that nearly six million American kids suffer from food allergies.

Making food-allergic kids feel includedupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 11:14:00

Charlotte Jude Schwartz hates being allergic to peanuts and tree nuts but, thanks to her mother's creativity about food, it's not too hard to stick to her allergy-free regimen.

Study: Food allergies more common, more severe among childrenupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 17:03:00

"Dad, my throat hurts. Can you get me some cough drops?" B.J. Hom asked his father, Brian.

Child food allergies on the riseupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 17:03:00

Dr. Scott Sicherer with Mount Sinai Medical Center explains why more kids are experiencing food allergies.

Living with pets may protect infants from allergiesupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 09:14:00

Children who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies to those animals later in life, but only if the pet is under the same roof while the child is still an infant, a new study suggests.

Don't kill the birthday guestupdated: Tue May 24 2011 09:05:00

The job of a children's birthday party host seems straightforward: Thomas the Tank Engine or princess theme? Traditional yellow cake with icing or ice cream cake? Jelly beans or arts and crafts in the gift bags?

Peanut allergy 'patch'?updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 05:48:00

A new treatment aims to desensitize patients to peanut allergies. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Peanuts on planes protected by lawupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 05:48:00

Packets of peanuts are in no danger of disappearing completely from airplanes. In a nutshell, there's a law protecting them.

Sad in the spring? Allergy-mood link is realupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 12:00:00

You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people daily turn to Twitter to vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nose and uncontrollable sneezing and coughing. And if it's not obvious that allergies can ruin a person's day, watch how many tweets go by that use "allergies" and the f-word in the same sentence.

Can I store an allergy auto-injector in my car?updated: Mon Apr 04 2011 08:37:00

My daughter has a severe food allergy. I keep epinephrine with me at all times and have left injectors in her day care classroom but am worried about not having one if she needs it. Can I keep one in the car for emergencies?

How to help your pets with allergiesupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 10:26:00

Spring is just around the corner -- a time when many of us simply dust off the neti pot or load up on Benadryl in preparation for allergy season.

How can I treat itchy eyes this spring?updated: Mon Feb 28 2011 08:30:00

My eyes get very itchy when the weather changes in the spring. What's the best way to treat this? Oral medicines make me very sleepy.

Food allergies make kids a target of bulliesupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 10:22:00

It's tough enough having to avoid products with peanuts and other ingredients as a kid with severe food allergies. It's tougher when someone at school waves a granola bar in your face at the peanut-free lunch table.

13-year-old bullied to death?updated: Fri Oct 01 2010 10:22:00

The parents of Asher Brown, who killed himself after constant bullying, join CNN's Anderson Cooper to share their story.

Why kids get sicker at nightupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 12:29:00

It started around 1 a.m. My son, Liam, was 14 months old, and the noises coming from his room didn't seem completely human: There was a sort of honking bark followed by a whistle-y kind of breathing.

Why are food allergies on the rise?updated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:39:00

Two-year-old Ethan Wily had a cold recently, so at first it wasn't surprising that he started coughing last week after eating some pistachio gelato.

Bad air day? Here's how to surviveupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 08:22:00

If you've ever seen a brown haze of pollution hanging over your city, most likely your response was, "Ugh. How can I avoid breathing that stuff?" But let's face it, even if you know it's a bad air day, you probably need to grab some sunshine, get in an outdoor run, or get to work.

Should peanuts be banned from planes?updated: Tue Jun 22 2010 08:45:00

Aimee Katz Zipkin, the mother of a 3-year-old girl with a severe peanut allergy, has been too afraid to get on an airplane with her daughter, worried that passengers enjoying the snacks could endanger the child.

Food allergy diagnosis 'an inexact science'updated: Tue May 11 2010 16:23:00

Heidi Bayer knows all too well that diagnosing food allergies isn't clear-cut.

This allergy season nothing to sneeze atupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 13:31:00

Feel like you can't breathe? Do you have the uncontrollable urge to rub your eyes every 10 seconds?

Time for allergy shots?updated: Fri Apr 09 2010 13:31:00

Finding relief from spring allergies may mean getting a skin test and allergy shots. HLN's Chuck Roberts reports.

'Exciting' advance reported in peanut allergy therapyupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 18:16:00

Peanuts are like poison for people who have severe food allergies to them. For some, ingesting even a tiny piece of peanut can trigger a potentially fatal reaction.

Peanut allergy can be deadlyupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 16:32:00

Peanuts are as American as baseball -- Americans ate nearly 1.7 billion pounds of them last year, according to the Georgia Peanut Council.

Lifesaving shot!updated: Wed Oct 21 2009 15:57:00

CNN.com's Liz Landau talks about having severe allergies and the importance of carrying an epinephrine auto-injector.

Allergy injectors are 'liberating and daunting'updated: Wed Oct 21 2009 15:57:00

We've had nearly every meal together for the past 14 years. We've been kayaking on the California coast. We've ridden airplanes, boats, horses, bikes, and an Israeli camel together.

Living with food allergiesupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 15:37:00

Kyle Graddy and family document their trip to The Hill, where they lobby for laws to manage food allergies in schools.

Commentary: Boy pushes Congress for food allergy guidelinesupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 15:37:00

My name is Kyle Graddy. I'm 9 years old and I have a peanut allergy. I traveled to Washington last week to help myself and other kids with food allergies to have a safer experience at school.

Peanut-free ballgame highlights food allergy dangersupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 15:22:00

Nine-year-old Kyle Graddy looked out across a minor league baseball diamond for the first time in his life and pondered the possibility of his own death.

Peanut free baseballupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 15:22:00

Kyle, 9, has never been to a pro baseball game because of a severe peanut allergy, but one stadium makes it possible.

Southern deluge may help fall allergy sufferersupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 16:40:00

It's definitely fall: Kids are back in school, football season has kicked off, and ragweed is blooming. While autumn means cooler temperatures and colorful leaves, it also means runny noses and red eyes for millions of Americans.

Sniff + sneezing = no love: 83 percent say allergies affect sex lifeupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 07:23:00

Sneezing and wheezing may stamp out those flames of desire. A new study reveals that allergies could be getting in the way of amorous activities.

10 tips to allergy-proof your home for fallupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 11:23:00

Your home harbors a surprising number of sneaky allergy-causing culprits.

Is my daughter's violent reaction to a drug an allergy?updated: Tue Aug 18 2009 12:19:00

My daughter was treated for anxiety with Zoloft around a year ago. However, her school reported alarming, violent behavior (she never had that before), and we stopped it after only a week. I always understood this to be an "adverse effect," but a nurse today told me it was an allergy. An allergy means she should never take it again, but an adverse effect could be grown out of, and doesn't rule out similar drugs. Was the nurse just dumbing things down, or was she correct?

Skateboarder's death underscores insect allergy risksupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 15:03:00

Known for building skate parks and shaping the skateboarding scene in New York, Andy Kessler, 48, died this week after an allergic reaction to an insect sting, friends and family told news media.

What to do if you're allergic to your petupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 09:48:00

If you could snap your fingers and make your allergies disappear, you'd probably do it in a second. But what if your pet is the cause of your watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose?

5 Web weapons in your war on allergiesupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 12:01:00

Got allergies? If you do, the Internet offers a host of helpful options, from widgets to iPhone applications to pollen-counting programs that deliver daily emails to your inbox. Used correctly, these digital tools can help fight allergies in the real world, experts say.

Revealed: Secret allergy triggersupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 09:29:00

You could blame weeds, trees, and grasses if you start itching, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing this fall. But the usual suspects aren't the only triggers.

Should I breast-feed a baby with food allergies?updated: Mon Jun 15 2009 09:52:00

I am exclusively beast-feeding my 4-month-old baby, who was diagnosed with allergic colitis at 3 months. I have been off dairy and soy for eight weeks now. We still see blood specks in his poop. He is gaining weight, albeit very slowly. Question, is it beneficial for me to be on an elimination diet and figure out what he is allergic to or is a hypoallergenic formula the answer? Has any research been done on this? My baby won't take those formulas and I am torn on what to do. Is breast-feeding detrimental in this case or will he outgrow it eventually in six months or a year? Please advise.

Allergy remediesupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 12:27:00

iReporter and lifelong allergy sufferer Kristin Carroll reveals her personal remedies against sneezes and sniffles.

Finding relief as spring allergies rage onupdated: Fri May 22 2009 09:44:00

Jack Schwartz, 8, has had seasonal allergy symptoms in the past, but his parents never needed to give him medication.

Pets, owners challenged by increasing allergiesupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 14:44:00

Jacqui Read loves to hike with Buddy on the weekends.

Five places to escape seasonal allergiesupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 11:44:00

It's about the time of year when many of those with seasonal allergies are starting to grumble.

Oral allergy syndrome may explain mysterious reactionsupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 11:05:00

Have you ever experienced itchiness or hives in your mouth area after eating raw fruit or vegetables? Do you also have seasonal allergies?

Allergy season, pollen counts usher in springtimeupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 13:01:00

The wet tissues pile up as pollen from trees swirls in the air, clogging noses and tickling eyes without relief. This is what parts of March, April and May are like for many Americans.

Is there an eggless flu shot?updated: Mon Mar 09 2009 10:02:00

I'm 45 years old. My doctor says I have a severe allergy to eggs. I've had only one flu shot in my life and I got very sick in the immediate aftermath. I've been lucky through my life to either get a mild flu or not at all, but with so many coming down with what seems to be an awful flu this season, and my increasing age -- I worry.

Six health problems your child may inherit from youupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 13:58:00

While tucking our sons into bed the other night, I was struck by how many of their physical attributes they've inherited from my husband and me. Eleven-year-old Nate has my heart-shaped face, large eyes, and cowlicky hair, along with my husband's mouth and freckles. Six-year-old Nicky, on the other hand, has the same green eyes and dirty-blond hair that I do, but my husband's nose and chin.

Peanuts on Northwest Airlines prompt protestsupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 12:28:00

The return of peanuts to the snack menu at Northwest Airlines this month has prompted a spasm of protests from travelers with allergies.

Allergic and wheezing, but still keeping petsupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 09:09:00

It started with sinus congestion for Shawna Coronado. Then the splitting migraines came. Coronado soon discovered the furry causes: Harrington and Kalamazoo.

Secret allergy triggers -- revealed!updated: Wed Oct 29 2008 11:23:00

You could blame weeds, trees, and grasses if you start itching, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing this fall. But the usual suspects aren't the only triggers. A host of household items -- candles, chemicals, stuffed animals, and spices -- may be the real culprits.

FDA to consider rules for food allergy warningsupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 11:58:00

It's one of the biggest frustrations of life with food allergies: That hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain the wrong ingredient.

'Allergic Girl' teaches how to eat out with allergiesupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 10:44:00

Since 2½-year-old Ava Zinna ended up in the emergency room this summer after an allergic reaction to peanuts, her mother, Tara, has worried about her daughter's food whenever they eat out. But when the family went to Blue Smoke restaurant Sunday afternoon in New York, someone had already asked to hold the peanuts.

People.com: Trace Adkins Opens Up About His Daughter's Near-Death Allergic Reactionupdated: Tue May 27 2008 19:36:00

The singer says the "terrifying" experience changed his family's daily life

Allergy-proof your houseupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 17:57:00

Winter might be over -- and along with it flu and cold season. Back to a sneeze-free life? Think again.

Got milk allergies?updated: Mon Nov 12 2007 12:22:00

A new study finds that children don't outgrow milk allergies as fast as once thought. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Study: Milk allergy can take years longer to outgrowupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 12:22:00

When Julianne Jaffe Cohen was looking at colleges for her son Jeremy, the first question she asked was not about the academics. Instead, she wanted to know whether there was a hospital nearby.

Time.com: The Peanut Butter Sandwich Under Threatupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 18:00:00

More children are allergic to peanuts than ever before, and the school lunchroom may never be the same

A guide to beauty-product labelsupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 09:57:00

What does the jargon on beauty-product packaging actually mean?

Time.com: What Breast-Feeding Can't Doupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 18:55:00

Breast milk is best for babies' health and well-being, but a new study finds it doesn't help prevent asthma or allergies

Science serves up super snacksupdated: Thu May 31 2007 13:36:00

Now you can one-hand that coffee-and-doughnut breakfast.

New Mondeo: Nothing to sneeze atupdated: Wed May 23 2007 09:00:00

Allergy sufferers have plenty to complain about, especially at this time of year with high pollen counts and airborne spores. But relief is at hand. Not a miracle drug, but the new Ford Mondeo.

Cutting out the car allergiesupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 09:08:00

As Q said to James Bond in many a movie: "Pay attention, 007." And that was before the super-agent went anywhere near his silver Aston Martin DB5.

Food allergies: One bite can be deadlyupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 16:35:00

Caryl Schivley says her son, Brenton, was always very careful about what he ate -- until last September 1, when he was at a friend's house and took a cookie from a bowl on the kitchen table.

Kids and allergies: When PB&J turns dangerousupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 10:04:00

At a routine breakfast nearly eight years ago, Maureen Yandrisevits spread peanut butter and jelly on her bagel, wiped off the knife and then spread jelly on her 11-month-old son's bagel.

Predicting allergy season eludes expertsupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 10:02:00

A late freeze put a snowy exclamation point on a fairly mild winter for much of the United States, and experts say it's hard to predict what this weird weather means for allergy sufferers.

CNNMoney: ALK-Abello soars on Schering-Plough dealupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 10:01:00

STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Danish vaccine manufacturer ALK-Abello A/S (ALK-B.KO) said Wednesday it has signed a deal with Schering-Plough Corp. (SGP) of the U.S. to develop its tablet-based allergy vaccines for North America, sending shares up as much as 17% in early trading.

Living with food allergies updated: Mon Aug 07 2006 13:57:00

Eight different foods including peanuts, which can cause particularly severe reactions, are responsible for 90 percent of all food allergies.

CNNMoney: Glaxo to remain the asthma kingupdated: Fri May 12 2006 15:09:00

Allergy season is in full swing and, in the $25 billion market for respiratory drugs, GlaxoSmithKline is likely to hold its throne as the asthma king for this season and years to come, despite growing competition.

CNNMoney: Allergy-proof your homeupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 11:37:00

Spring is in the air...and so are millions of pollen spores and other allergens. And you don't have to be outdoors to aggravate your allergies. Dust mites, dander and mold inside your home can trigger a reaction.

Are germs good for children's health? updated: Wed Apr 05 2006 09:42:00

Little Madison Sukenik crawls around her Fort Lauderdale home, grabbing everything in sight, putting much of it in her mouth.

CNNMoney: Some asthmatics may lose their inhalersupdated: Mon Jan 16 2006 14:54:00

Asthmatics take note: the days of Primatine Mist could be numbered.

CNNMoney: Genentech said to halt allergy testsupdated: Mon Jan 16 2006 07:21:00

Genentech Inc. put a stop to a clinical trial for a potential treatment for peanut allergies after two children suffered "severe" reactions during tests, according to a news report published Monday.

Money Magazine: Man's Best Blendupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

My daughter Julia and I often go to a local pet store to play with the puppies. Usually we see Labs, beagles, maybe a schnauzer and a bunch of Yorkies, all sleeping in a big pile of fluff. Not the ...

CNNMoney: Man's best blendupdated: Thu Jul 14 2005 11:30:00

My daughter Julia and I often go to a local pet store to play with the puppies. Usually we see Labs, beagles, maybe a schnauzer and a bunch of Yorkies, all sleeping in a big pile of fluff.

Asthma sufferers fight for breathupdated: Thu May 05 2005 05:27:00

It is a time to take a breath and reflect.

CNNMoney: Keeping your home healthyupdated: Fri Mar 18 2005 14:47:00

Many people, cozily ensconced in their favorite easy chair, take comfort in the feeling of safety and security their home provides.

Presenteeism more than a health riskupdated: Wed Dec 29 2004 12:20:00

The only thing worse than an employee calling in sick is having them sniveling and sneezing all over you.

Genetically modified cats for saleupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 09:07:00

A California biotechnology company has started taking orders for a hypoallergenic cat for pet lovers prone to allergies.

Gupta: Smoking may negate allergy benefit of petsupdated: Mon Mar 22 2004 11:31:00

Past research has shown that children who grow up with pets in their homes have less chance of developing common allergies. But a new study finds that parental smoking negates any allergy benefits of pets.

Which cities are worst for asthma sufferers?updated: Tue Mar 16 2004 09:58:00

Asthma hits all areas of the United States, but Knoxville, Tennessee, is the worst, according to an organization's ranking of the nation's cities released Tuesday.

Fortune: The Doctor Is In Any questions?updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

I realize that Dr. Robert Atkins died, but I keep hearing about his diet. What's up?

Fortune: Go, Dog, Go!updated: Mon May 12 2003 00:01:00

I'm a normal guy. I like to walk around my neighborhood naming other people's dogs under my breath. I once called a pit bull Mighty Aphrobitey. My wife pegged a poodle Bebe Rebozo. Then there was t...

Fortune: A Spoonful of Smartsupdated: Mon Nov 25 2002 00:01:00

You get a prescription, you pop your pills, and in a few days you feel better. Sounds easy. But taking medicine is not as simple as it seems. And we'd do a much better job of treating what ails us ...

Fortune: Bitter Medicine At Schering-Plough, chronic quality-control problems led to fines, sanctions, and a criminal probe.updated: Mon Oct 14 2002 00:01:00

Springtime on the plains of Midland, Texas, is an asthmatic's nightmare. Along with the tumbleweed and dust, there's always too much pollen floating in the wind. Alexis Milmine feels a stirring in ...

Fortune: Reaping A Biotech Blunder Just about everybody ignored the safety rules on a kind of biotech corn called Starlink. Luckily, noupdated: Mon Feb 19 2001 00:01:00

For anyone in the business of growing corn, one of the biggest frustrations of the job is a brown inchworm-like creature that spends most of the summer and fall munching and tunneling through the c...

Fortune: Peanut Butter Bans Are Sticky Situationsupdated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

With armed guards and metal detectors in some schools, peanut butter might seem a low-level threat. But many school districts aren't treating the creamy lunchtime staple that way. An increasing num...

FSB: My Search For a Cure One writer's quest to find allergy relief. Her advice? Skip the herbs and Neti Pot.updated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Some people revel in spring fever. I battle hay fever. And as a veteran of the trenches, I can say this war is hell. My arsenal: nasal sprays, herbal remedies, drugs, tissues, and an air filter. At...

Money Magazine: Our $31 Vacation First-Aid Kit To treat the most common traveler's maladies, all you need is a supply of these eight over-the-coupdated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

A minor scrape, sneeze or ache can turn into a major headache abroad. Chances are you won't find the over-the-counter remedy you're used to. And who wants to spend vacation time looking for a drugs...

Money Magazine: Prescription For Trouble What could possibly go wrong at your pharmacy? More than you might think. Lately, even some pharmacistsupdated: Wed Apr 01 1998 00:01:00

Gabrielle Hundley took the first of two pills that would change her life at breakfast on Feb. 21, 1995, right before she rushed off to first grade at Trinity Christian School in Rock Hill, S.C. The...

Money Magazine: DON'T PAY THROUGH THE NOSE FOR ALLERGY DRUGS YOU DON'T NEEDupdated: Sun Jun 01 1997 00:01:00

If you're among the 35 million Americans who suffer from hay fever, here's news that will really make you reach for the tissues. Those expensive prescription drugs you may be taking are likely to b...

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