| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a new law today authorizing school officials to give an epinephrine shot to any student who is suffering a severe allergic …...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
THE NURSE IS IN By Chris Hammerlund I have a friend who 10 years ago had to become the “mama bear” and a threaten lawsuit …...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 8:13 AM
The family of a Chicago Public Schools seventh-grader who died last year after an allergic reaction to peanuts at a school party has filed a wrongful-death suit against the Chinese restaurant that provided the meal, claiming the student's teacher told the...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:59 AM
Two years after outgrowing a peanut allergy, Holly Sweenie finally took a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to school. "It took me a long time to get up the courage to pack one," said Sweenie's mom, Susan, of Canton, Mass. "I assumed allergies were...
| May 9, 2011
| 12:22 AM
Spring is in full swing, and so are those pesky seasonal allergies, which are already making life miserable -- and not just for chronic allergy sufferers.
So, what's going on? Plenty, according to Dr. Clifford Bassett, Director of Allergy & Asthma Care...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 10:48 AM
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools.
In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
| Sep 17, 2010
For more than a decade, Cheryl Clark has lived with the chronic pain that accompanies fibromyalgia. After years of suffering with severe flulike aches and pains, she finally found some relief — but it didn't come from a pill or a shot. It came...
| Sep 5, 2010
Traveling can be tough enough, but if you or other family members suffer from food allergies, hitting the road can be a nightmare. About 4% of adults and up to 8% of children younger than 4 have allergies to various foods and additives, according to the...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 1:28 PM
A new study shows more children have allergies to food than previously thought. One in 12 children has a food allergy, according to a study in the Journal Pediatrics.
One Vinton family knows all too well about food allergies. Nicole Boothe and her two...
| Jul 5, 2011
Many people who suffer food allergies are afraid to travel - in fear that they may have an attack. But don't let your allergies take over your life. Dr. Clifford Bassett, medical director at allergy and asthma care of ny gave us some important tips on...
| Jul 18, 2011
"Pets are embedded in the soul of our humanity," says Dr. Edward Creagan, an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as he describes the special fondness and respect he has for a certain other member of the clinic's staff.
That would be Dr....