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Trick-or-Treat: Non-Food Treats for Halloween

Much like ghosts, zombies and creepy clowns, food allergies can be a frightening thing too. The tradition of Halloween has always been to pass out candy to all the trick-or-treaters that pass by. For parents of children with food allergens, this can get frustrating. If a child with food allergies took one bite of the […]

Teal Pumpkin Project

Have you noticed any pumpkins around town that don’t look like your usual pumpkin? You may be wondering if there are even vines out there producing teal pumpkins. That would be pretty cool, right? We’re sorry to break it to you but there is no such thing as a teal pumpkin patch. Those teal pumpkins that […]

Fall Allergy Facts

Fall season has arrived! Although the allergy season is already a month in, it’s still important to freshen up on the fall allergy facts. Approximately 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from seasonal allergies, which can be caused by a range of allergens. Each season brings on different triggers. Autumn is one of the major seasons […]

What is an Allergy?

An allergy is an abnormal or exaggerated immune system response to a typically harmless substance. 1/5 of Americans have at least one known allergy. The substance that triggers this abnormal response is called an allergen – common allergens are pollen, mold, dust, animal dander, and specific foods. Common Symptoms of Allergies Congestion Rash Itchy/watery eyes […]