| May 14, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Today, May 16, 2012, is the first National Hereditary AngioEdema (HAE) Day designed to bring attention to a disease that affects more than 1 in 10,000 people and that usually strikes in childhood or adolescence.
HAE is a genetic disorder that's...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:15 AM
For the first time in Indiana, the state is recognizing Food Allergy Awareness Week. And it's happening because of a local mom whose son is severely allergic to peanuts.
You can't be too careful in Erica Andert's house.
"We always, always check out...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Last week I was recounting the story of a gravely ill heifer calf that was dying during treatment for bloat. Once it became apparent that it was too late to relieve the bloat with the stomach tube, I retrieved a trocar from my truck. When I got back to...
| Oct 24, 2012
For parents of children with food allergies, navigating everyday life can be like side-stepping land mines.
Play dates, birthday parties and after-school activities all pose potentially life-threatening hazards. And there's Halloween, when candy...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Schools to have school health services
Washington County Public Schools will have school health services for the start of the school year, which is Wednesday, Assistant Superintendent Mike Markoe told the school board Tuesday night.
The school system...
| May 22, 2012
Nancy Dedman has to be careful around food after being diagnosed with food allergies.
Her mom Rachael knows all too well the scary warning signs when Nancy accidentally ingests an ingredient on her no-no list.
"She starts to turn bluish gray,”...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Four state bills sponsored by members of the Washington County delegation were signed into law in Annapolis on Tuesday, including:
- A bill sponsored by Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, requiring each county board of education to establish a...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:45 AM
In what parents and health organizations called a life-saving measure, Gov. Martin O' Malley signed into a law Tuesday a bill that will require all Maryland schools to maintain an emergency supply of epinephrine in order to respond to a growing trend of...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Maryland public schools will all soon be keeping emergency supplies of epinephrine on hand for students who may have an allergic reaction, and patient advocates are applauding the new law.
“Receiving a dose of epinephrine in the critical minutes...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:49 AM
PETOSKEY — When Julie Poquette packs her son, Jason’s, lunch, it’s not about what he will eat, but about what he can’t.
Jason, 9, a third-grader at Ottawa Elementary in Petoskey, doesn’t know what peanut butter tastes like....
| Jun 8, 2012
Children in urban areas have a higher incidence of food allergies than those in rural America, according to a new study believed to be the first to assess allergic reactions in kids based on geography.
One of the urban centers tracked in the research...