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Be Cautious of Gluten-Free Labels

By Experience Life Think you can have your gluten-free cake and eat it, too? Not so fast. Despite the hundreds of products that sport gluten-free labels, the FDA has no official standards to regu…

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Allergies in Children

If you want to help increase the chances that your child will not develop allergies, here are a few things to try.…

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Testing For Allergies

Finding out what you're allergic to is easier than ever, especially now that there are so many choices. Watch this to see which option might be best for you.…

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5 Most Common Allergy Symptoms

When you've got allergies, you know it—thanks to the symptoms, of course. But if you're new to the allergy game, it may help to get acquainted with these common symptoms.…

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Beware Poisonous Plants: Ivy and Oak

Not everyone breaks into an itchy rash after walking through poison ivy or poison oak. But if you do react to these plants, it means you're allergic to them. And that's the case for almost 85 percent …

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Anaphylactic Reactions

Anaphylactic reactions are responsible for approximately 1,500 deaths in the U.S. each year, and 88 percent of those involve sudden cardiovascular collapse. Find out why the reaction is so deadly.…

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Bee Sting Allergy

Insects alone can be annoying enough ... imagine being allergic to them! More than 2 million Americans are allergic to insect stings and bites from bees, wasps, fire ants, mosquitoes, and scorpions. …

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How to Use the Epi-Pen

If you or someone you love has a severe allergy to insect bites, certain foods or other allergens, the Epi-pen can be a life-saver. Watch this to see how it works and how to use it.…

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What’s Your Seasonal Allergies IQ? (Quiz!)

  Ah, springtime. The flowers are blooming, the temperature's rising, people are at long last beginning to enjoy the outdoors again. But there's also a far less pleasant aspect of spring - sea…

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Breathing Easier

While most of us are aware of the hazardous air quality that can exist outside our homes, many of us would be surprised to learn that, according to Environmental Protection Agency research, the air in…

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