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Why Food Allergies Among Children are Increasing Far and Wide

There’s no denying it: food allergies are on the rise. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of food allergies has increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. And while the exact reasons for this increase are still unknown, there are a few theories out there. Exploring the …

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Hay Fever: All You Need to Know about Seasonal Allergies

Hay fever is known as seasonal allergies or seasonal allergic rhinitis. They are called seasonal because it usually causes symptoms during the spring and summer.  It occurs when a person is exposed to certain pollen, leading the body to release histamine and other chemicals that turn to wheezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. Everyone can …

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Allergies Vs. Pink Eye: How to Tell the Difference

It’s easy to get confused between pink eye and allergies. After all, they share some common symptoms, so it’s not that easy to determine which one your child has. Because both allergies and pink eye are types of conjunctivitis (which means the conjunctiva is inflamed). The conjunctiva is the outer layer of the membrane covering …

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Understanding a Kid’s Allergy Attacks and Seeking Treatment

It’s highly likely that the first health scare your child will encounter will be caused by allergic conditions that seem to pop up out of nowhere.  Although it can be chalked up to the change in season, so much more can go into that. It’s essential to narrow down what caused your child’s allergy attacks …

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How to Know If Your Kid Has a Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity

Kids can be picky when it comes to food, especially when it comes to vegetables. Most of the time, it could just be kids being kids, but sometimes it could be a food allergy. Unfortunately, parents, guardians, and people around a child would not easily know if the child has allergies to certain foods. That …

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What Is Telemedicine And Why Does It Matter To You?

What is Telemedicine and why does it matter to you? Picture this: it’s 8pm on a Monday night and your 4 year old has a rash. They don’t have a fever and are not complaining of any discomfort, so your mommy intuition says it doesn’t medical immediate attention, but you aren’t 100% sure. Not to …

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Head Lice Prevention Month

School is back in session, which means germs, germs, and more germs! We know you’ve been having conversations with your children about how to protect themselves from germs and bacteria that could lead to infection (and more importantly, missed school days) – but what’s about head lice? Head lice is just as important as other …

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School’s Out For Summer!

  Well, almost. The last day of school is Wednesday, May 29, which means there are thousands of excited kids that can’t wait to spend the next 10 weeks never once thinking about school. Summer fun is a staple in the lives is of most school-aged children, but in order to have a great summer …

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Allergies Or A Cold?

            It’s that time of the year where flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and allergies are coming on in full force. This year’s allergies have been especially intense with extremely high rates of pollen causing misery in the eyes and noses of those young and old.       …

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