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New Study Says Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking May Be a Good Thing

New Study Says Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking May Be a Good Thing

New information from Pediatrics says nail biting and thumb sucking in children may prevent allergies.

Hostess Recall Alert – Snack Cakes May Contain Dangerous Residue

Hostess Recall Alert – Snack Cakes May Contain Dangerous Residue

710,000 cases of Hostess treats have been recalled due to possible contamination from a peanut residue.

Managing Your Child's Asthma and Preventing an Asthma Attack

Managing Your Child's Asthma and Preventing an Asthma Attack

We spoke to an asthma and allergy specialist to find out how to manage and control your child's asthma, how to prevent asthma attacks, and reducing asthma triggers.

How Can My Family Remedy Allergy Symptoms Without Avoiding the Outdoors?

How Can My Family Remedy Allergy Symptoms Without Avoiding the Outdoors?

Dr. Tim Mainardi offers advice on how families can remedy allergy symptoms without avoiding the outdoors.

Join the Teal Pumpkin Project to make Halloween Allergen-friendly

Join the Teal Pumpkin Project to make Halloween Allergen-friendly

Join the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween and help make trick-or-treating fun and inclusive for all the kids in the neighborhood.

How Can we Lower Anxiety About Food Allergies at School?

How Can we Lower Anxiety About Food Allergies at School?

One local mom shares her ideas about what would make schools a happier, safer place for kids with food allergies.

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Try these recipes for gluten-free, vegan Girl Scout-style cookies at home, including Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. You won't believe how close the taste comes to the real deal!

10 Tips to Tame Your Winter Allergies

10 Tips to Tame Your Winter Allergies

Joan Lehach, M.D., who specializes in allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, reveals what triggers allergy symptoms in the winter and shares 10 tips to help reduce winter allergy symptoms.

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Cookie Recipe

The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter Cookie Recipe

The Sneaky Chef Creamy No-Nut Butter is blends naturally sweet and "nutty" tasting golden peas instead of peanuts, serving as a perfect peanut butter substitute for individuals with peanut allergies. Here, a healthy cookie recipe using the Sneaky Chef's no-nut butter.

Study Reveals 8 Precautionary Steps to Prevent Peanut Allergic Reaction while Flying

Study Reveals 8 Precautionary Steps to Prevent Peanut Allergic Reaction while Flying

A University of Michigan study reveals eight precautionary steps people with peanut or tree nut allergies can take to reduce the risk of having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane.

Ask the Expert: What are the Best Ways to Treat a Baby's Eczema?

Ask the Expert: What are the Best Ways to Treat a Baby's Eczema?

Dr. Hemmers of Allergy Center of Connecticut addresses the best ways to treat a baby's eczema and also comments on whether there are dangers to using steroidal medications or creams for repeat treatments on the baby's itchy rashes.

Ask the Expert: What Tests Can Help Determine Whether My Child's Eczema Is Caused By Allergies?

Ask the Expert: What Tests Can Help Determine Whether My Child's Eczema Is Caused By Allergies?

Your child has itchy rashes on his skin. A doctor of the Allergy Center of Connecticut provides an overview of the types and safety of tests you can get on your child to see whether his eczema is caused by allergies.

Ask the Expert: What Causes Eczema to Resurface When My Kids Get Older?

Ask the Expert: What Causes Eczema to Resurface When My Kids Get Older?

Your child had eczema as a baby and toddler but seemed to outgrow it around age 5. Now that she is a teenager, the eczema is resurfacing. Dr. Phil Hemmers of the Allergy Center of Connecticut explains why eczema resurfaces in teens and how to treat it in older kids.

Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine

Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine

A University of Michigan study found that children with egg allergies had no adverse reactions to the influenza vaccine.

How To Handle Your Child's Food Allergies During Sports Season

How To Handle Your Child's Food Allergies During Sports Season

Paul Antico, father of three children with food allergies and the founder of AllergyEats, offers advice on how to manage children's special diets during sports season, when they're eating and traveling with their teams.

Bye, Bye, Bake Sales

Bye, Bye, Bake Sales

Traditional bake sales have been banned at most NYC-area schools due to the rise in food allergies, childhood obesity, and foodborne illnesses, limiting fundraising opportunities. In an effort to evolve with the times, here are 10 inventive fundraising ideas for your school that don't involve baked goods.

New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers

New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers

AllergyEats.com is a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the country.

Cockroaches: The Little Known Culprit That Triggers Asthma Attacks & Allergies

Cockroaches: The Little Known Culprit That Triggers Asthma Attacks & Allergies

Cockroaches are more than just irritating household pests, they're also a leading trigger of allergies and asthma attacks.

A Parents' Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

A Parents' Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

We've compiled some of our favorite health articles with the best tips for parents on how to raise healthy children.

How to Throw an Allergy-Friendly Children's Birthday Party

How to Throw an Allergy-Friendly Children's Birthday Party

Even if your child doesn't have allergies, chances are at least one of his friends suffers. Lori Sandler, founder of the allergen-free Divvies Bakery and author of "The Divvies Bakery Cookbook," offers parents tips on how to throw an inclusive, safe, and fun birthday party for all guests.

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween

While witches, ghosts, and ghouls haunt us all on Halloween, children with food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma also need to beware of the triggers that lurk in the holiday's candy, costumes, makeup, and decorations. Read on for tips, courtesy of the experts at www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org, on how to avoid reactions that spoil spooky fun.

‘Tis the season of Christmas carols, sleigh-riding—and allergic reactions?

‘Tis the season of Christmas carols, sleigh-riding—and allergic reactions?

Holiday decorations have begun to appear in homes and department stores everywhere, and so have children’s allergies from the many irritants brought on by the decorations. Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky, a New York pediatrician and renowned children’s allergy expert with more than 20 years experience, offers ways for parents to protect their children from the most common holiday season allergens.

Breathe Easier! Preparing Your Family for Winter Allergies

Breathe Easier! Preparing Your Family for Winter Allergies

Spring and summer are not the only seasons that bring misery to those with allergies.

Springtime Allergies & Kids

Springtime Allergies & Kids

Spring has finally arrived. Yet, as Long Islanders and other New Yorkers know, the onset of milder weather also heralds the start of the springtime pollen season!

Children with Food Allergies

Children with Food Allergies

There are many ways that parents can prepare food choices that are thoughtful of kids with allergies while also still being healthy and delicious.

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy

Camping is a wonderful family affair. Children and parents work together to set up tents, start campfires, and swat away mosquitoes. Despite our careful planning of every article of clothing to bring, what type of sandwiches to make, and which adult beverages we need, we usually forget something.

When a Child Needs a Special Diet

When a Child Needs a Special Diet

Imagine you are an excellent cook – and the editor of a food magazine to boot – but your child is allergic to everything you make. Silvana Nardone's 11-year old son, Isaiah, developed food allergies last fall, and must avoid wheat, dairy, eggs, soy & peanuts.

Kids & Food Allergies: Facts vs. Fiction

Kids & Food Allergies: Facts vs. Fiction

For those unfortunate few with food allergies, certain "surprises" can bring more than bad taste — they can cause a full-blown emergency. Here are the facts on food allergies...

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