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  • Cat allergies and insect bites - STLtoday.com

    ALLERGIES - Google News
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Cat allergies and insect bitesSTLtoday.comDear Dr. Fox • We have a 2-year-old female cat, Joy, whom we adopted with her brother, Charlie, from the Naples Humane Society a year ago. Joy has developed an allergy this spring. It started as a raised bump. Within two days, it turned into open sores and more »
  • New 3-D human skin models could replace animal testing to assess dermal sensitivity to medical device

    Allergy News From Medical News Today
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    New research shows that exposing a 3D human skin tissue model to extracts of medical device materials can detect the presence of sensitizers known to cause an allergic response on contact in some...
  • First successful reduction of clinical allergenicity of food by...

    Allergy News
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    First successful reduction of clinical allergenicity of food by genetic modification: Mal d 1-silenced apples cause fewer allergy symptoms than the wild-type cultivar. To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.
  • Study uncovers mechanism responsible for pollen-induced allergies

    Allergy News -- ScienceDaily
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    When people are exposed to airborne allergens such as pollens, their immune system responds by sending neutrophils to the airways. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cells that move quickly to a site of injury or invading infection and cause inflammation. Now, a mechanism that is central to becoming allergic to ragweed pollen and developing allergic asthma or seasonal nasal allergies has been identified by a new study.
  • A smarter way to track your asthma symptoms

    Allergies News
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:26 pm
    … Allergy & Asthma Network could help people better monitor and understand how asthma … ," said Tonya Winders, Allergy & Asthma Network President and CEO. … keep an asthma journal and to visualise symptoms and asthma activity on …
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    ALLERGIES - Google News

  • Cat allergies and insect bites - STLtoday.com

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Cat allergies and insect bitesSTLtoday.comDear Dr. Fox • We have a 2-year-old female cat, Joy, whom we adopted with her brother, Charlie, from the Naples Humane Society a year ago. Joy has developed an allergy this spring. It started as a raised bump. Within two days, it turned into open sores and more »
  • Allergies make it challenging to have a dog - Palm Beach Post

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Allergies make it challenging to have a dogPalm Beach PostI have recently married and now have a stable home where I could have a dog but I have developed allergies! When I pet a dog or spend time close to a dog I break out in a rash and get itchy and stuffy. Are there really hypoallergenic breeds of dogs? I and more »
  • Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List - Philly.com

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Memphis MagazineAdd Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School ListPhilly.comSATURDAY, Aug. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If your child has asthma or allergies, make sure his or her teacher, principal and school nurse know about it as part of your back-to-school planning, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology ...Dr. Gregory Hanissian, Top Doctor 2015Memphis Magazineall 5 news articles »
  • Treatment options for summer allergies - Buffalo News

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Treatment options for summer allergiesBuffalo NewsOf course, you know what I'm talking about: allergies. They come with the season, just like mosquitoes and those pesky flies. Where to start in treatment of allergies and what's new? It's a question I get all the time — on my radio show, in my office
  • Allergy brought on by tick bite changes life overnight for sufferers - WSLS

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:40 pm
    WSLSAllergy brought on by tick bite changes life overnight for sufferersWSLSROANOKE (WSLS 10) – When you think of food allergies, nuts or dairy probably come to mind. But a Roanoke man was surprised to learn, at 50-years-old, he'd developed an allergy that meant something as common as a hamburger was off limits. Alpha Gal ...
 
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  • First successful reduction of clinical allergenicity of food by...

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    First successful reduction of clinical allergenicity of food by genetic modification: Mal d 1-silenced apples cause fewer allergy symptoms than the wild-type cultivar. To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.
  • Winter Allergies Getting the Best of You?

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    When you think of allergens, the first thing you probably think of is spring. The flowers are blooming, the grass is growing, and many people are suffering.
  • Circassia Release: Interim Results For The Six Months Ended 30 June 2015

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:54 pm
    OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Allergy immunotherapy clinical programs on track a Cat allergy phase III registration study on track to report results H1 2016 a Cat allergy two-to-five year follow-up ongoing; 329 subjects enrolled to date a Cat allergy pediatric safety study on track to complete H2 2015 a House dust mite allergy phase IIb field study targeting recruitment completion H2 2015; 334 subjects enrolled to date a Grass allergy recruitment campaign for phase III on track to start H1 2016 a Grass allergy safety study positive results enable inclusion of controlled asthmatics in phase III a…
  • Life with a food allergy; any bite could be your last

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    About 2 1/2 percent of children younger than age 3 are allergic to milk, and recent studies show that some children are not outgrowing it early in life as previously thought. Mitchell, now 25, was just 3 at the time, but he was already hyper-alert about his food.
  • Benjamin Moore Natura Now Certified asthma & allergy friendly

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Benjamin Moore announced its most environmentally friendly paint, Natura, has been Certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America . This certification comes on the heels of Natura becoming the 2015 Product of the Year in the interior paint category and being Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver earlier this year, making Natura the most decorated paint by Benjamin Moore.
 
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  • Study uncovers mechanism responsible for pollen-induced allergies

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    When people are exposed to airborne allergens such as pollens, their immune system responds by sending neutrophils to the airways. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cells that move quickly to a site of injury or invading infection and cause inflammation. Now, a mechanism that is central to becoming allergic to ragweed pollen and developing allergic asthma or seasonal nasal allergies has been identified by a new study.
  • Hereditary swellings caused by defective blood protein

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Hereditary angioedema type III is a rare, hereditary, and serious disorder, characterized by painful swellings in the skin and other organs. An international team of scientists has published a study in which they show that the disease is caused by a defective blood protein, the so-called coagulation factor XII. The results from this study may contribute to future treatment strategies for patients with the disease.
  • Role of microbiota in preventing allergies

    10 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    The microbiota is involved in many mechanisms, including digestion, vitamin synthesis and host defense. It is well established that a loss of bacterial symbionts promotes the development of allergies. Scientists have succeeded in explaining this phenomenon, and demonstrate how the microbiota acts on the balance of the immune system: the presence of microbes specifically blocks the immune cells responsible for triggering allergies.
  • For children with allergies, reading food labels crucial

    9 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    It is estimated that one in every 13 children in the U.S. has a food allergy. Food allergy reactions can range from a rash to respiratory distress and even death. The uncertainty of how a child will react when exposed to food allergens is a great concern for parents.
  • Second severe allergic reaction can occur hours after first

    7 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    New research offers clues as to why some kids can have a second, related severe allergic reaction hours after a first – and what to do about it.
 
 
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  • Tips to Help a Patient with Asthma Attack

    admin2
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:26 pm
    An asthma attack is an unexpected worsening of any of the asthma symptoms and it is caused when the muscles around the trachea gets tightened, a condition better known as bronchospasm.  The lining of the trachea may get swollen or inflamed during asthma and more than normal mucus is produced. Some of the common symptoms of asthma attack include coughing, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath and the likes. How to Understand an Asthma Attack? Some people with asthma might go without an asthma attack for a long period of time and that might get interrupted due to excessive…
  • Effective Tips to Avoid Allergies while Travelling

    admin2
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Travelling exposes you to numerous things that can bring on allergies and some of them can be really severe. Pollens, certain foods, birds, insects and even fruit bats can bring on allergies. Seasonal allergies usually happen at certain times of the year, and the most common symptoms of getting an allergic reaction is itchy nose and throat, frequent sneezing, wheezing, coughing and even burning eyes. Many people can even develop asthma while travelling just because of allergies. Here are some useful guidelines that will help you to check the possibilities of allergies while travelling –…
  • Bronchitis vs Asthma Symptoms and Treatments

    admin2
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Both Bronchitis and Asthma cause breathing difficulty and are lung diseases in which the lower airways swell, that causes inflammation. While bronchitis can be a short term illness which lasts for several weeks, asthma can be a recurring disease which causes airway narrowing at regular intervals. Even though similarities exist between the two diseases, asthma and bronchitis are two different ailments with distinct treatment strategies. Difference Between Bronchitis and Asthma Bronchitis is caused due to an infection in the airway coating with a cough, which can last for several weeks. Some of…
  • Fragrance Sensitivity and How to Deal with it

    admin2
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:59 pm
    In case you are suffering from sensitivity to any fragrance, just know that you are not alone as large number of people faces the same problem. The fragrance sensitivity can cause various allergic reactions including asthma attacks in some people. It is impossible to always stay away from all types of scents, so it is best to know about how to deal with fragrance sensitivity. Identify the Fragrances you are Sensitive to In order to identify which fragrance you are allergic to, it is best to keep a journal to note down the place and the smell that caused a problem to you. A systematic record…
  • A Comprehensive Knowhow about Lanolin Allergy

    admin2
    24 May 2015 | 11:29 pm
    The waxy or oily substance that is got from the sheep or other similar furry animals (it keeps the wool waterproof) is lanolin and when people having lanolin allergy comes in contact with wool or other products with lanolin they develop symptoms in the form of itchy skin rash. Lanolin is also found in lotions, ointments, make-up, furniture polish, ink, leather and cosmetic products. The Symptoms The predominant symptoms of lanolin allergy are painful skin rash, redness, swelling, and irritable nasal congestion. You may also face respiratory symptoms as well, especially if you have asthma. The…
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  • 7 Days of Dairy-Free, Natural Snacks for Kids ~ Homemade Chocolate {Day 3}

    Jamie Kaufmann
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:50 pm
    With all the talk lately about dark chocolate containing undeclared milk and the health benefits of healthy fats like coconut oil touted...I decided it was time to try my hand at making our own chocolate.  Surprisingly, making your own chocolate is quick and easy.  And while I thought this would be a special mommy treat, it turns out that my boys love it as much as I do.  So we included this in our week of "only natural sugars".  I must say, I love getting my coconut oil in homemade chocolate WAAAAAAY more than I liked getting coconut oil in coffee.  Ack.Here is…
  • Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Jamie Kaufmann
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Original Post:  Aug 10, 2009These make a great treat or breakfast, especially during zucchini season!  I am freezing some of these for the busy back-to-school season coming up!  This recipe was inspired by my Zucchini Bread Recipe.  Sometimes it's just more fun in a muffin, with chocolate chips and sugar sprinkles.  :)  DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINSOven 350Makes 121.5 c. all purpose flour (you can do a combination of white and wheat)1.5 tsp. baking powder1/4 tsp. baking soda1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon1/8 tsp. sea salt1 egg or 1 flax egg…
  • How I'm Using My Erin Condren 18-Month Planner 2015/2016

    Jamie Kaufmann
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    I received my 18-month Erin Condren Planner about a month ago.  It was love at first site, and I actually posted a first-glance tour video for you.  There were so many extras that I wasn't expecting. That's always a nice treat.And now that I've gotten to play with the planner for a few weeks, I feel like I have a pretty good system for using every single page and section of the planner in really useful ways.  I couldn't bear the idea of having empty pages not working for me.One major thing that I did was condense my budget binder into my new EC planner.  I love having it…
  • New E-Cloth Bundles - Compare to Norwex and Save

    Jamie Kaufmann
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Hey e-cloth fans!  We have some new bundles that you are gonna love.  Check 'em out...Wash & Dry Set10-PieceLuxury Towel Set4-PiecePamper Set3-PieceDaily Cleaning Set5-PieceComplete Home Care Set12-Piece And remember, shipping is free!  Thank you for supporting our work at Milk Allergy MomDon't miss any of our posts, sign up for our email updates. Your email address:Powered by FeedBlitz
  • 7 Days of Dairy-Free, Natural Snacks for Kids ~ Fruit {Day 2}

    Jamie Kaufmann
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Day 1 ~ Butterfinger SmoothiesThis may be no-brainer to some...but one way to cut processed sugar is to eat fruit!  I tell my kiddos it's "God Candy".  All na-tu-ral.  Sugar God gave us.  Right from the tree, vine...or whatever.  The kids may expect cookies for snacks.  But once I point out how sweet fruit really is, it usually satisfies.  And one thing I've learned about fruit is to buy what's in season.  Not only will it taste the sweetest and best, but it's also usually the cheapest!  Right now in mid-July, we are obsessed with cantaloupe and…
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    Our Story : The Good, The Bad, And The Food Allergies

  • Happy Birthday Middle Man

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    He turns 11 today!  He's still at camp but we were able to sing happy birthday to him over the phone.  I also sent a safe cupcake to camp so he can celebrate with cake on his birthday.
  • Boy Scout Camp With Food Allergies

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    I hope all my U.S. friends had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July.  We pretty much stayed here and just relaxed and had a low key weekend.  It's rare that we get one of those so I was loving it.Hubs and Middle Man left for a week of Boy Scout camp.  Is it a food allergy friendly camp?  Nope.  Not really.  But we are working with it.We decided that there is no way Middle Man can go to camp
  • Hooray For Summer!

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    I really thought that when school was out that we'd have more time to relax and just enjoy the day.  So far, not so much.I feel like we've been even busier than when we were in school.We've had lots of doctor appointments due to Middle Man's asthma being out of control.  Poor kid has been on steroids for weeks now.  This pollen season has really knocked him for a loop.We've also had several
  • Along Came Pollen - Jon Stewart and The Daily Show

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    This video is hysterical. I was totally cheering on Jon Stewart through this whole video, then Mike Tringale from the AAFA came on and set the record straight. Maybe this really is the worst allergy season ever... The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive
  • The Last Few Days Of The School Year

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    27 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    We are winding down the school year.All 3 band concerts are done.The Spring Performance (5-8 grade) is done. Unfortunately the day of the spring performance, one of Older Boys teachers suddenly passed away.  She wasn't ill and it was very unexpected.  Sunday was the wake and yesterday was the funeral.  Today is their first day back since it happened.  I know they are having a prayer service this
 
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  • Recipe: Quick Strawberry Jam, Food Allergy Free

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    “Too acidic. Too many. About to turn.”That’s what I saw when I looked at the huge clamshell of organic Driscoll strawberries that I purchased at Costco recently. What to do with them? Easy. Make a quick jam.Also called a refrigerator jam, these are made with few ingredients, no pectin and no sterilization of jars. This jam is meant to be eaten within a few days of making and trust me, it won’t last longer because you will be gobbling it down and spreading it on everything.For the OAS amongst us (a nice explanation of Oral AllergySyndrome here on Allergic Living Magazine) cooking ripe…
  • Food Allergy Counseling: Confronting Versus Avoiding Your Food Allergy Fears

    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Recently, I went to a business lunch with two women who work in the food allergy sphere and I was feeling nervous. Not about meeting with them; they were lovely and we had an excellent bonding conversation and lunch. No, I felt nervous about eating. Even though I picked the restaurant, called ahead, the restaurant has my food allergy needs on file and they double-checked with me when I arrived. Still. I felt anxious. Sometimes, I can do all of my dining out steps and everything can be fine and still I feel nervous.   Sometimes, I can do all of my best anxiety…
  • Recipe: 4 Ingredient Pulled Pork

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
    I have never made pulled pork before. In fact, I rarely make pork or even eat it. Except for bacon occasionally (at landmarc at Time Warner Center or purchased to be cooked from Marlow & Daughters in Brooklyn), I’m hardly a pork aficionado but I saw this recipe on my Allergic Girl Facebook feed a few weeks back and thought: this looks dead easy and delicious.Brown sugar, salt, pepper and pork but plus time – what could be simpler? For this July 4th, my family did a small picnic and I asked my mom to make this – I made dessert. She made the pork butt (really a rolled up…
  • Recipe: Burger Salad

    19 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know my taste in food: clean, easy, delicious, using whole foods and seasonably available ingredients, few processed things and just plain yum. This is less of a recipe and more of a riff on a dish I had several years back and burger restaurant off of University Place now closed, called The Stand. They made a burger salad: three little slider burgers on top of a big bowl of salad dressed with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and parmesan. Immediately I knew this was my new jam! Food allergy free for me and so easy, why did I think of it? I created my…
  • Review: Storylines, Guggenheim Museum

    15 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    Storylines at the Guggenheim Museum**June 15, 2015: Tonight this exhibit is pay as you wish. GO**Imagine you’re strolling slowly through a field, a lawn, even Central Park. You see two butterflies, dancing with each other, swooping, playful, graceful. You watch as they flirt around a nearby tree, through some low shrubs, around some blossoms. As you slowly stroll, they discovered you and flit their way in your direction. Your strolling slows as they come closer and closer and then you’re surrounded by two dancing butterflies. For several moments, they dance around you like you’re the…
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  • German Chocolate Frozen Bananas

    Alisa Fleming
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    This recipe for German Chocolate Frozen Bananas is a Sweet entry in the BIG Snackable Recipe Contest (over $3500 in cash prizes available!) submitted by Valerie. The contest is a celebration of our new FREE Snackable eBook with delicious, original Sweet, Savory and Sippable Dairy-Free Recipes. Download and enjoy it now via PDF, iTunes, Kindle, Kobo or Google Play: www.godairyfree.org/snackable-ebook Technically, [...] The post German Chocolate Frozen Bananas appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Grilled Sockeye Salmon with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

    Alisa Fleming
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    One of the easiest ways to dazzle with a dairy-free dinner is to buy the freshest, high-quality ingredients. And with wild salmon season upon us, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the delicious simplicity of grilled sockeye salmon. Sockeye salmon is rarely farmed, so you can count on almost always finding a wild selection that [...] The post Grilled Sockeye Salmon with Fresh Herbs and Garlic appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • OR, Portland – Vtopia Vegan Cheese Shop and Deli

    Alisa Fleming
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    Billed as just the second vegan cheese shop in North America, and the first in the Pacific Northwest, Vtopia makes more than a dozen of their own creations, including spicy white cheddar, caramelized onion camembert, raspberry brie, and creamy basil borealis. But Vtopia also sells delights from other vegan cheesemakers, such as Punk Rawk Labs, [...] The post OR, Portland – Vtopia Vegan Cheese Shop and Deli appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • AR, Little Rock – Dempsey Bakery

    Alisa Fleming
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Thank you to Artecia for recommending Dempsey Bakery: I have a little one with dairy allergies (as well as peanut, tree nut and egg) and have a recommendation for a bakery to be added to the eating out guide. Dempsey Bakery in Little Rock, Arkansas is amazing. They offer many options for people with dairy, [...] The post AR, Little Rock – Dempsey Bakery appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • NC, Raleigh – Fiction Kitchen

    Alisa Fleming
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Thank you to Laura for emailing this recommendation for Fiction Kitchen: Fiction Kitchen is an amazing Vegan and Gluten Free restaurant here in the Raleigh area. I think they would make a great addition to your Eating Out listings. To note, Fiction Kitchen is a vegetarian restaurant that is mostly vegan, but they do have [...] The post NC, Raleigh – Fiction Kitchen appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
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    Allergy Notes

  • Assessment of Small Airways with Computed Tomography (CT) Leaves More to be Desired

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Computed tomography (CT) assessment of air trapping has been considered useful as a measure of small airway disease. Mean lung density (MLD) and the percentage of the lung field occupied by low attenuation area (LAA%) can be evaluated automatically, and their expiratory/inspiratory (E/I) ratios correlate with asthma severity and spirometry parameters. However, mosaic attenuation, another indicator of air trapping, has been assessed visually, and its functional relevance remains controversial.This retrospective study of 36 nonsmoking patients with stable asthma attempted to correlate mosaic…
  • Real-Time Activation of One Mast Cell - NEJM video

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Real-Time Activation of a Mast Cell by Substance P: Photomicroscopy of one human mast cell placed between two cover slips and perfused with the neuropeptide substance P shows degranulation in real time as observed with the use of Nomarski (three-dimensional) optics. See the related NEJM article, "Mast Cells, Mastocytosis, and Related Disorders" http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1409760 Posted at Allergy Notes. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Hymenoptera-induced anaphylaxis: absence of urticaria/angioedema indicates severe anaphylaxis and possibly mastocytosis

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    Severe anaphylaxis in Hymenoptera venom allergy is associated with a number of risk factors including elevation of baseline serum tryptase (BST), older age, concomitant diseases, and concurrent medications, such as beta-blockers.This single-center study from Germany included 650 patients fulfilling the criteria for venom immunotherapy. 4 risk factors of severe anaphylaxis were identified:- elevation of baseline serum tryptase (BST)- absence of urticaria or angioedema during anaphylaxis- time interval of less than 5 minutes from sting to onset of symptoms- senior ageAbsence of…
  • How to do skin testing for tetracycline allergy?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    What are tetracyclines?Tetracyclines are antimicrobial agents that have been in use since 1948. The chemical structure consists of four tetra- hydrocarbon rings with a “cycl” derivation.What type of reactions are caused by tetracyclines?Although classical hypersensitivity reactions are considered much less common than for beta-lactams and other antibiotics, tetracyclines have been implicated in both IgE- and T cell-dependent reactions such as fixed drug eruption, more severe reactions like DiHS and TEN, and reactions involving specific organs such as liver, lungs, and the central nervous…
  • Unmet needs for assessment of small airways dysfunction in asthma will hopefully be met by the ongoing ATLANTIS study

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    An estimated 300 million people suffer from asthma worldwide. Asthma inflammation affects the entire bronchial tree. The small airways, i.e. less than 2 mm diameter, can be affected by inflammation and remodelling. However, their contribution to asthma control and exacerbations has been minimally investigated. Small airways function can be assessed with invasive and non-invasive techniques, including physiological and radiographic testing, in addition to direct and indirect assessments of inflammation. These tests are usually only available in specialised chest clinics. Unfortunately, there…
 
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  • Peanut-Free, Nut-Free Coffee Ice Cream #NatlIceCreamDay

    19 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
     Every few days, I make a batch of peanut-free, nut-free ice cream for my son with our Cuisinart Ice Cream. His favorite flavor right now is coffee ice cream, and I just made a new batch today--National Ice Cream Day!If you use a Cuisinart Ice Cream machine, it only takes 30 minutes to make. I try to always keep the bowl in the freezer ready to use. It has to stay in the freezer for at least  8 hours to successfully make a batch of ice cream.Ingredients:1-2 teaspoons Autocrat Coffee Syrup (or your fav brand!)1 teaspoon Vanilla2 cups Heavy Cream1/2 cup Granulated Sugar1 cup MilkIn a…
  • Food Allergy Consumer: Philly Swirl

    11 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    My two sons and I enjoyed sampling Philly Swirl products and are very happy to share our experience with you! Philly Swirl was even kind enough to send their frozen treats direct to us, which was both impressive and exciting on a warm summer day. We found each Philly Swirl product to be as delicious and fun to eat as the next. The flavors are different than Popsicles or other freeze pops-- distinct fruity combinations and the CottonCandy flavor actually tastes like cotton candy! Some of the flavors include: Rainbow, CottonCandy, Sunburst, Hurricane, CherryMelon, and Blueberry Jam. Not only…
  • Are Epinephrine Injectors Affordable?

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:45 pm
    As a mother of a child with life threatening food allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, I am always searching for new safe foods made in dedicated facilities. That's the gold standard to me, so when I find a new safe food, I feel victorious! Unfortunately, they are always more expensive than the "regular" versions, but I am still so glad to find the products at all.What about those life-saving epinephrine injectors? They are not free either. Currently, both Mylan and Sanofi offer coupons to make the cost of purchasing epinephrine injectors more manageable. For some, the coupon brings their…
  • Food Allergy Parents Celebrate the End of Another School Year

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Another school year has come to an end. Parents of food allergic children visit Facebook support groups and networks to share their gratitude for a school year ending with the retrieval of two unused Epipens from the school nurse. If you don't have a child with life threatening food allergies, it's probably something you don't even think of. And why would you? The last day of school is always an exciting, joy-filled one. It's the end of one stage and the beginning of another. Gowing up, with all its milestones--from preschool to kindergarten, from elementary to middle school, and middle to…
  • Is that a Hive?

    19 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    You know those hives that appear so subtly around the edges of your mouth, you almost doubt you're seeing them? You think to yourself "Are those hives?" And then you think, "No, that's just from eating a sandwich with toasted bread" or "that's the ketchup" or "that's from the sauce." But you keep watching and the pinkness around the edges of lips begins to swell ever so slightly until you realize you are certain that's a hive or two. The unmistakable shinyness of puffy pink skin around the edges of one's mouth right after eating or even during eating--yep, it's hives. But it's not itchy, you…
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  • Making Video in Email Work with Animoto

    Phil Hollows
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Back in March, we extended our support for embedded video in email marketing by adding Animoto to our roster of supported video apps. FeedBlitz continues to be the leading email marketing service with the widest range of video support — all without the hassle and expense of a specialty dedicated video email service. What is Animoto? If you’re not familiar with Animoto, one way to think about is as that it’s a little like video powerpoint. On steroids. And in an Iron Man suit. Animoto takes static content (and video too), splices it all together and makes a dynamic,…
  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

    Ashley Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Have you ever wanted different subscription forms for different pages or categories in your WordPress blog? Sidebars do not always have to contain the same content. From our perspective, changing a sidebar is useful if you have individual mailing lists for each category, and want to put the right subscription form in the right sidebar. I recently visited Wordcamp in North Canton, OH and discovered a powerful plugin that accomplishes this easily without extra PHP coding. Download the plugin “Widgets on Pages” and activate (although the plugin shows as not being updated in over 2…
  • Important New Feature: Ad Suppression Through Tagging

    Heather Solos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This morning I realized that a key feature was missing from FeedBlitz’s monetization option. Premium FeedBlitz publishers should be able to suppress advertisements from their feeds and mailings without logging into FeedBlitz and making changes to their account. Sometimes we  have to write about things that are too personal, too important, or too sad for ads of any kind to be appropriate. As of today if a post is tagged or categorized as “noads” there will be no ad in that RSS entry or added by that post mailed as a stand alone mailing. You can apply “noads” as a…
  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

    Phil Hollows
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Even FeedBlitz’s amazing support team needs a day off now and then, and so I’ve told them not to come to work today. For everyone else, please note that the offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S.  Stay safe, enjoy the time off if you can, and we’ll be re-opening all bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing tomorrow. Phil        Related StoriesNo Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
 
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  • Trees improve air quality by capturing pollutants

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    One of the things we love when travelling through the NE and NW part of the country, is driving through the forests.  In Washington we walked in an old growth forest and it was amazing how big some of the trees were. The other thing we have noticed is how much cleaner the air smells. Studies have shown trees can improve air quality by capturing various  air pollutants and toxic gases including carbon monoxide. In an article  written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss  from Earthtalk they discuss this at length. In fact, a single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants per…
  • Spring Allergies Got You Down – Eat Some Yogurt

    admin
    8 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    According to this Huffington Post article if you are struggling with the usual sneezing and itchy eyes this spring, try eating a container or two  of probiotic yogurt. Probiotics, or “good bacteria,” may be helpful to people with seasonal allergies, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed the results from more than 20 previous studies and found that hay fever sufferers may get some benefits from using probiotics, improving their symptoms and quality of life. The review shows promise, but one of the reasons the researchers can’t yet recommend probiotics to treat seasonal…
  • What are Soy Allergies And How You Can Deal With It

    admin
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Many people do not know that over ninety percent of food allergies are caused by just eight possible sources of allergens. Among the most common is soy, also known in the UK and other countries as Soya. The soy bean is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses one of which is a source of protein in food. Soy Beans Soy can now be found in nearly all types of foods, from meat to ice cream, to cheese, to french fries. Many foods are contaminated with soy due to being cooked in soy oil.  Sadly some products  don’t list soy protein or…
  • Debra Messing, Zyrtec and Allergy Face

    admin
    20 Sep 2013 | 1:04 pm
    I had to laugh the other day. Someone told me that the actress Debra Messing got really sick from her allergies and I should find out what was going on since I deal with people and allergies. Well I checked into it a bit and first of all being a famous actress will not keep you from getting allergies and more importantly she did not get sick. The only mention I could find of her and allergies is the fact she is promoting Zyrtec. She was at some flower show in NY promoting a garden and preventing Allergy Face.  Here is a link to the article. Anyway that is my take on it. Next time call Prez…
  • Is Cotton A Good Fabric For A Dust Mite Cover

    admin
    7 Aug 2013 | 6:23 am
    I was looking around at some different blogs and forums and noticed people talking about what fabric is best for making dust mite covers. Several mentioned Pristine as being the best while others said the ones with a membrane were better. One person even suggested saving money and wrapping the mattress in plastic garbage bags. Personally I prefer the ones made with Cotton. To me they are lighter, cooler and more comfortable. The dust mite covers we have on our mattress and pillows are 100% cotton, chemical free and naturally soft. I guess they are not completely chemical free since they have…
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  • The What, Where and When of Allergies

    AllerVision LLC
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    The AllerVision Allergy Map will show you the biggest allergen offenders in your area and when they cause the most damage. Click here to see it. Maybe you’ve had an allergy test and you have a list of allergens that cause your symptoms. (If not, click here and AllerVision can help you find a provider who will give you the answers you deserve!) But unless you’re a botanist, you probably don’t know what most of those allergens looks like. And even if you do, you may not know when you need to watch out for them. Don’t worry, we have you covered! … Click on the caption…
  • Do You Know What You’re REALLY Allergic To?

    AllerVision LLC
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Flowering trees do not usually trigger allergies. If you start sneezing when you encounter one, chances are that other trees — or other allergens altogether — are to blame. Consider this: you walk down the street and see a beautiful tree with blooming purple flowers. As you get closer, you start to sneeze uncontrollably. It’s obvious you’re allergic to the tree, right? Probably not… First, trees with flowers are usually insect pollinated, not wind pollinated. Pollen carried by insects rarely ever makes it into your system. So if it is pollen that’s causing your…
  • Does Your Child Have Allergies?… Are You Sure?

    AllerVision LLC
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Allergies can cause a wide variety of symptoms, many of which you might not expect. Viruses, bacteria, allergens — there’s any number of small organisms that can make children feel bad. Often the hardest part of treatment is determining the true cause of your child’s illness. For instance, is the latest ear infections the result of a “bug” going around day care or is grass pollen triggering an allergy? Compounding the situation, allergies manifest themselves in many different ways. Of course, everyone knows that allergies can cause sniffles, watery eyes and…
  • Do You Have Allergies? Here’s a Quick Test

    AllerVision LLC
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Allergies cause a wide range of maladies. Have you had an allergy test? This time of year, allergies can cause all kinds of problems. More than 25% of Americans suffer from allergies to environmental factors from pollen to dust to mold to pet dander. Allergies are to blame for all kinds of symptoms including headaches, sinus infections, rashes, chronic cough, wheezing, eye problems and MANY more. So how do you know if you have allergies? Discovery starts with this simple score sheet. For each item below, answer 0 for no symptoms to 5 for severe symptoms. If you score a 2 or higher on any…
  • When Pollen Strikes!

    AllerVision LLC
    6 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    When the wind blows, the pollen inside these sacks will be released, filling the air for miles. One of the major causes of allergic disease, such as allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever), is airborne pollen. All plants produce some pollen as part of their reproductive cycle. There are thousands of plant species that grow in the United States but only a small number of those are significant sources of allergenic pollen. Plants that DO produce important allergens have several characteristics in common: First, they are wind pollinated rather than insect pollinated. Next, they produce…
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  • The What, Where and When of Allergies

    AllerVision LLC
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    The AllerVision Allergy Map will show you the biggest allergen offenders in your area and when they cause the most damage. Click here to see it. Maybe you’ve had an allergy test and you have a list of allergens that cause your symptoms. (If not, click here and AllerVision can help you find a provider who will give you the answers you deserve!) But unless you’re a botanist, you probably don’t know what most of those allergens looks like. And even if you do, you may not know when you need to watch out for them. Don’t worry, we have you covered! … Click on the caption…
  • Do You Know What You’re REALLY Allergic To?

    AllerVision LLC
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Flowering trees do not usually trigger allergies. If you start sneezing when you encounter one, chances are that other trees — or other allergens altogether — are to blame. Consider this: you walk down the street and see a beautiful tree with blooming purple flowers. As you get closer, you start to sneeze uncontrollably. It’s obvious you’re allergic to the tree, right? Probably not… First, trees with flowers are usually insect pollinated, not wind pollinated. Pollen carried by insects rarely ever makes it into your system. So if it is pollen that’s causing your…
  • Does Your Child Have Allergies?… Are You Sure?

    AllerVision LLC
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Allergies can cause a wide variety of symptoms, many of which you might not expect. Viruses, bacteria, allergens — there’s any number of small organisms that can make children feel bad. Often the hardest part of treatment is determining the true cause of your child’s illness. For instance, is the latest ear infections the result of a “bug” going around day care or is grass pollen triggering an allergy? Compounding the situation, allergies manifest themselves in many different ways. Of course, everyone knows that allergies can cause sniffles, watery eyes and…
  • Do You Have Allergies? Here’s a Quick Test

    AllerVision LLC
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Allergies cause a wide range of maladies. Have you had an allergy test? This time of year, allergies can cause all kinds of problems. More than 25% of Americans suffer from allergies to environmental factors from pollen to dust to mold to pet dander. Allergies are to blame for all kinds of symptoms including headaches, sinus infections, rashes, chronic cough, wheezing, eye problems and MANY more. So how do you know if you have allergies? Discovery starts with this simple score sheet. For each item below, answer 0 for no symptoms to 5 for severe symptoms. If you score a 2 or higher on any…
  • When Pollen Strikes!

    AllerVision LLC
    6 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    When the wind blows, the pollen inside these sacks will be released, filling the air for miles. One of the major causes of allergic disease, such as allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever), is airborne pollen. All plants produce some pollen as part of their reproductive cycle. There are thousands of plant species that grow in the United States but only a small number of those are significant sources of allergenic pollen. Plants that DO produce important allergens have several characteristics in common: First, they are wind pollinated rather than insect pollinated. Next, they produce…
 
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  • Are You Getting Correct Food Allergy Info From Social Media?

    Alanna Waldrop
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:26 pm
    During my time as an AllerCoach, I have seen a lot of incorrect information out there on social media sites. I think a lot of users believe that because a board is by invitation only or a “closed” board, it somehow makes the information more reliable. Here’s a great example of a scenario that I see very often on food allergy boards: Question: Have any of you found a specific product that is free from (insert your allergy here)? Many members begin to comment, and some of them may be correct, but many are not. Ask yourself the following questions: Did this person very recently…
  • Shopping Safely with Food Allergies

    Alanna Waldrop
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    To finish off my birthday week, my family and I visited North Carolina yesterday to get away from the heat and have some fun. We visited a beautiful waterfall and had a GREAT time at a gem mine. There was only one problem: While the actual gem mine was outdoors, the indoor store was running a machine that was pumping some kind of nice smelling aroma through the air. When I arrived and spotted the machine, I immediately left the building and the clerk turned off the machine. Even though the clerk turned off the machine, I left because I knew there could still be allergenic particles in the…
  • Want To Talk To A Food Allergy Coach?

    Alanna Waldrop
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    If you are interested in working with AllerThrive Food Allergy Coaching, LLC but want to ask a few questions, I am considering having a free 30 minute information session by phone or online for future clients. We would cover topics such as: –What is an AllerCoach? –What services do AllerCoaches provide? –More about Alanna Waldrop and AllerThrive Food Allergy Coaching, LLC –A chance to ask additional questions. If you are interested, please leave a comment on my Facebook page and let me know if July, August, or September would work better for you, or email…
  • Travel Report: Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

    Alanna Waldrop
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    A little sand crab peeks out at me as I sit on the beach. My husband and I recently vacationed at Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Pawley’s Island is below Myrtle Beach and part of South Carolina’s Grand Strand. Even if you have never visited South Carolina’s beaches, you probably know that these beaches are some of the most highly rated in the world. What I love about the Myrtle Beach area is that there is something for everyone to do at any time of the day or night. There’s great shopping, family activities, and lots to do even if it’s raining. This means…
  • Lessons Learned From Vacation

    Alanna Waldrop
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Last month, my husband and I took our first week-long vacation as a couple. Sure, we have had family vacations and long weekends away, but this was the first time that he and I had embarked on a full week away from home just the two of us since my soy allergy diagnosis. If you have read my previous vacation posts, you know that eating out has always been a huge part of our family tradition. Why cook, right? It’s vacation from everything including cooking! This year, I knew that had to change, but I also knew that I wasn’t about to spend any more precious vacation time in the…
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