U.S. Olympic sprint kayaker Carrie Johnson shows CNN's Rob Marciano just how difficult her sport really is.
We read with great interest Debbi Wynn's description of her life with Crohn's disease and commend her for sharing her personal story so that others can learn about this difficult disease.
Carrie Johnson is representing the United States at the 2012 Olympics in pursuit of the gold medal in women's kayaking.
Helen Olive had her first allergy attack 11 years ago. She had gone to bed only to wake up hours later because her neck felt as if it were on fire.
Today on Valentine's Day, my daughter and I will sift through the candy she receives from her third-grade classmates and throw most of it away. Although the tradition of trading chocolate and sugared hearts seems harmless, it actually poses a risk to my daughter and the millions of other American children who suffer from severe food allergies.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service thinks Valentine's Day is a great day to say thank you to a vet!
Hilary Davidson was diagnosed with celiac disease eight years ago and worried at first that she couldn't maintain a gluten-free diet on the road. But the idea of staying in one place didn't suit her -- or her work as a novelist and travel writer -- so she started calling restaurants and turning to the Internet to figure out what she could eat abroad.
Dr. Oz tells vegans how to get proteins and vitamins they may miss.
A girl dies after suffering from a peanut allergy in school, but the school and mom have different stories to tell.
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.
After moving from New York to Virginia Beach five years ago, Jennifer Herzog started noticing something odd when exiting grocery stores.
A class of injectable drugs used to treat autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis doesn't raise the risk of serious infection when compared with more conventional treatments, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Hi, I got multiple sclerosis about a year ago, and I'm very young. I was curious if there has been any further information about a possible cure or not. I know that people have been searching for a cure, but I'm curious as to how close they really are.
After playing just one match, Venus Williams announced Wednesday that she is withdrawing from the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK -- Her ranking now sits in the triple digits, floating in the low 100s alongside not-so-households name such as Misaki Doi, Edina Gallovits-Hall and Varvara Lepchenko. This is the area code where Venus Williams now lives after a bittersweet day in her remarkable tennis career.
I am a 30-year-old male. I am having episodes of abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. The doctor says she suspects ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease and wants to do a colonoscopy. What are these diseases? What else could this be and is it appropriate to do a colonoscopy?
John Lisk reports on new treatments for the skin condition known as psoriasis.
For people with severe cases of psoriasis, the injectable drugs known as biologics can provide much-needed relief from the itchy, flaky skin lesions caused by the disorder.
Every year, sneeze sufferers swear: "This is the worst allergy season ever." And they're right.
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.
Susan Hendricks reports on how living with food allergies doesn't mean you can't enjoy eating or dining out.
The reality star and bride-to-be Tweets about her battle with the skin condition
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study that finds that nearly six million American kids suffer from food allergies.
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.
I know that I'm sensitive to carbs but I wanted to know how sensitive I was to gluten. I had a test taken by a nutritionist, and it came out positive. So I wanted to get tested by an official M.D., which I did. He tested me for celiac disease, even though I told him I didn't have it. He didn't understand when I told him that gluten sensitivity has different degrees of impact. Was I misinformed? I always thought it was a spectrum.
The Duchess of Cambridge has slowly become acclimated to being near the animals
I have celiac disease (gluten intolerance), and I am wondering how to lose weight given my restrictions in my diet.
Drugs that treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, by suppressing the immune system may also reduce the risk of developing diabetes, at least in people who already have one of these conditions, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"Dad, my throat hurts. Can you get me some cough drops?" B.J. Hom asked his father, Brian.
Dr. Scott Sicherer with Mount Sinai Medical Center explains why more kids are experiencing food allergies.
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.
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?
A new treatment aims to desensitize patients to peanut allergies. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Packets of peanuts are in no danger of disappearing completely from airplanes. In a nutshell, there's a law protecting them.
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.
Sarah Cooper was a new mom in her mid-20s, busily juggling her family and a career as an electrical engineer, when everything came to a halt.
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?
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.
A recent CNN article examining hotel room hygiene revealed some uncomfortable truths. From bacteria and dead skin cells infesting the mattress to improper cleaning practices, it was enough to make anybody think twice about getting too comfortable in a hotel. However, such concerns are often overblown and, in some cases, unhealthy.
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.
How long does it take to feel the benefits of a gluten-free diet once diagnosed with celiac disease? I have been living gluten/casein free for over five years now and have yet to see much improvement.
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.
The parents of Asher Brown, who killed himself after constant bullying, join CNN's Anderson Cooper to share their story.
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.
I have had recurring poison ivy on my face for a month. It went away but now it's back. I've tried a week of prednisone and am now using hydrocortisone cream. I would love to work in the yard but don't want to get it again. Any ideas? Thanks.
I have suffered from eczema for many years. I changed doctors last year and she thinks that my skin condition may be a result of being allergic to gluten.
Teenagers who take acetaminophen -- the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter remedies -- may be at increased risk of asthma and some allergic conditions, according to a new study of more than 320,000 children in 50 countries.
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.
It's a wild, nasty world under the sheets.
Moderate drinking has been linked to a variety of health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. According to a new study, drinking alcohol may also ease the pain of -- and lower the risk of developing -- rheumatoid arthritis, a potentially crippling autoimmune disorder.
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.
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.
Addressing rumors that have circulated about her health, Lady Gaga told CNN's Larry King this week that she doesn't have lupus, but has tested "borderline positive" for the condition.
Lady Gaga dispels rumors about her health and discusses her fascination with death.
Heidi Bayer knows all too well that diagnosing food allergies isn't clear-cut.
Feel like you can't breathe? Do you have the uncontrollable urge to rub your eyes every 10 seconds?
Finding relief from spring allergies may mean getting a skin test and allergy shots. HLN's Chuck Roberts reports.
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.
A simple blood test may allow doctors to identify a debilitating form of arthritis years before any symptoms appear, which may help to stop the disease in its tracks, new research suggests.
The second-to-last time EJ Levy was at Disney World, she used a scooter to navigate the enormous park. Her legs were weak and she suffered from foot drop caused by multiple sclerosis. That was 4½ years ago. On her most recent trip, a few months ago, Levy walked the entire time, thanks in part to a drug approved by the FDA on Friday.
Peanuts are as American as baseball -- Americans ate nearly 1.7 billion pounds of them last year, according to the Georgia Peanut Council.
Kyle Graddy and family document their trip to The Hill, where they lobby for laws to manage food allergies in schools.
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.
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.
Kyle, 9, has never been to a pro baseball game because of a severe peanut allergy, but one stadium makes it possible.
Is multiple sclerosis genetic or hereditary? If so, what are the statistics (for example 1 in 1,000)?
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.
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.
Your home harbors a surprising number of sneaky allergy-causing culprits.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Regina Regazzi, a 38-year-old New Yorker, is one of the lucky ones. Found to have type 1 diabetes as a child, she has remained relatively free of complications and continues to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. In fact, this executive recruiter has even run several marathons.
The spiritual teacher and doctor says it may have been caused by childhood trauma
The View co-host calls the accusation against her book "without merit"
You've been coughing for weeks. How do you know if it's just a hard-to-shake cold or something more serious?
When she was 2 years old, Sonali Mavinkurve caught a cold. But this time there was nothing common about it.
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.
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.
For eight years, Jessica Terry suffered from stomach pain so horrible, it brought her to her knees. The pain, along with diarrhea, vomiting and fever, made her so sick, she lost weight and often had to miss school.
KOMO brings us the story of a teen who was able to diagnose herself, after doctors were not.
iReporter and lifelong allergy sufferer Kristin Carroll reveals her personal remedies against sneezes and sniffles.
When it comes to dealing with allergies, many sufferers rely on home remedies to ease their symptoms.
Jack Schwartz, 8, has had seasonal allergy symptoms in the past, but his parents never needed to give him medication.
A handful of people with type 1 diabetes have been able to survive without insulin shots for more than two-and-a-half years, on average, after having their own blood stem cells removed and reimplanted through intravenous injection, U.S. and Brazilian researchers reported Tuesday.
A Florida homeowner says a doctor has told her family to move out as they grapple with health problems.
Yorelle Haroush fled a million-dollar South Florida home this week, chased out, she said, by drywall made in China that's emitting vapors that smell like rotten eggs.
Jacqui Read loves to hike with Buddy on the weekends.
It's about the time of year when many of those with seasonal allergies are starting to grumble.
The View co-host talks about raising a family while living with celiac disease
Have you ever experienced itchiness or hives in your mouth area after eating raw fruit or vegetables? Do you also have seasonal allergies?
Chicken nuggets. Sandwiches. Pizza. Baseball games. Play-Doh. These are some of the basics of childhood that could prove deadly to my 4-year-old son, Teddy.
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.
For the past two months, each morning I have had a series of sneezes and a runny nose. The episodes last for about 30 minutes. I had a flu shot in November 2008. I exercise daily, riding the bike for about 14 miles each day. I average one hour and approximately 15 mph. When I am exercising, the sniffles go away! I do not like to take over-the-counter pills. What could be wrong?
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.
The government is warning that taking the psoriasis drug Raptiva could result in serious brain infection and even death.
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