| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:32 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies with life-threatening allergic reactions to milk or egg often don't get prompt treatment, despite their caretakers having been given medicine to counter the attacks, a new government-funded study shows.
| Jun 30, 2012
| 3:24 PM
RICHMOND — New laws passed by the General Assembly — including voter-identification requirements and repeal of the one-handgun-a-month purchasing restriction — in what was seen as one of the most contentious sessions in years go into...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Chicago Public Schools is planning to start stocking epinephrine injectors at schools to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.
Chicago Public Schools is planning to start stocking epinephrine injectors at schools to treat life-threatening allergic...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Jacob Tobin, a fifth-grader at C.C. Lee Elementary school, eats his packed lunch at the opposite end of the table from other children who bring their lunches from home.
It's an extra precaution taken to make sure he doesn't get exposed to peanut...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Facing down a man-eating lion is not the same as facing down an Excel spreadsheet, but try explaining that to your body's stress receptors.
And good luck getting their attention above the din of your stalled commuter train, looming presentation at work,...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:52 PM
If you're of a certain age, like me, your childhood memories of food at school are sweet and sentimental.
Nothing was off the table, literally, including mystery treats that in grade school would magically appear on your desk after recess. Ours were left...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:36 PM
I've been battling skin cancer for the past two months. More accurately, I've been battling my HMO to get my cancer removed.
The good news is that surgery offered a complete cure for this type of cancer, and it is now gone. The bad news is that the...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Maryland’s public schools would be required to have uniform policies for treating students with life-threatening allergies, under a bill being considered in Annapolis.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, calls for...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Nicole Pace told the school nurse that her daughter was deathly allergic to peanuts and had her 5-year-old's allergist provide Hillcrest Elementary School in Frederick with a pre-measured dose of medicine, just in case.
But a cafeteria worker —...