The Army and Air Force Exchange Service thinks Valentine's Day is a great day to say thank you to a vet!
A girl dies after suffering from a peanut allergy in school, but the school and mom have different stories to tell.
The death of a 7-year-old Virginia girl from a suspected peanut allergy at school has raised questions about how prepared school officials are to handle sudden reactions in children.
After moving from New York to Virginia Beach five years ago, Jennifer Herzog started noticing something odd when exiting grocery stores.
Every year, sneeze sufferers swear: "This is the worst allergy season ever." And they're right.
Amanda Santos wanted to send her 5-year-old daughter, Skylar, to a small private school. But after they interviewed, met the teachers, and submitted Skylar's medical records, they never heard back from the school, despite repeated inquiries.
Susan Hendricks reports on how living with food allergies doesn't mean you can't enjoy eating or dining out.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study that finds that nearly six million American kids suffer from food allergies.
Charlotte Jude Schwartz hates being allergic to peanuts and tree nuts but, thanks to her mother's creativity about food, it's not too hard to stick to her allergy-free regimen.
"Dad, my throat hurts. Can you get me some cough drops?" B.J. Hom asked his father, Brian.
Dr. Scott Sicherer with Mount Sinai Medical Center explains why more kids are experiencing food allergies.
Children who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies to those animals later in life, but only if the pet is under the same roof while the child is still an infant, a new study suggests.
The job of a children's birthday party host seems straightforward: Thomas the Tank Engine or princess theme? Traditional yellow cake with icing or ice cream cake? Jelly beans or arts and crafts in the gift bags?
A new treatment aims to desensitize patients to peanut allergies. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Packets of peanuts are in no danger of disappearing completely from airplanes. In a nutshell, there's a law protecting them.
You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people daily turn to Twitter to vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nose and uncontrollable sneezing and coughing. And if it's not obvious that allergies can ruin a person's day, watch how many tweets go by that use "allergies" and the f-word in the same sentence.
My daughter has a severe food allergy. I keep epinephrine with me at all times and have left injectors in her day care classroom but am worried about not having one if she needs it. Can I keep one in the car for emergencies?
Spring is just around the corner -- a time when many of us simply dust off the neti pot or load up on Benadryl in preparation for allergy season.
My eyes get very itchy when the weather changes in the spring. What's the best way to treat this? Oral medicines make me very sleepy.
It's tough enough having to avoid products with peanuts and other ingredients as a kid with severe food allergies. It's tougher when someone at school waves a granola bar in your face at the peanut-free lunch table.
The parents of Asher Brown, who killed himself after constant bullying, join CNN's Anderson Cooper to share their story.
It started around 1 a.m. My son, Liam, was 14 months old, and the noises coming from his room didn't seem completely human: There was a sort of honking bark followed by a whistle-y kind of breathing.
Two-year-old Ethan Wily had a cold recently, so at first it wasn't surprising that he started coughing last week after eating some pistachio gelato.
If you've ever seen a brown haze of pollution hanging over your city, most likely your response was, "Ugh. How can I avoid breathing that stuff?" But let's face it, even if you know it's a bad air day, you probably need to grab some sunshine, get in an outdoor run, or get to work.
Aimee Katz Zipkin, the mother of a 3-year-old girl with a severe peanut allergy, has been too afraid to get on an airplane with her daughter, worried that passengers enjoying the snacks could endanger the child.
Heidi Bayer knows all too well that diagnosing food allergies isn't clear-cut.
Feel like you can't breathe? Do you have the uncontrollable urge to rub your eyes every 10 seconds?
Finding relief from spring allergies may mean getting a skin test and allergy shots. HLN's Chuck Roberts reports.
Peanuts are like poison for people who have severe food allergies to them. For some, ingesting even a tiny piece of peanut can trigger a potentially fatal reaction.
Peanuts are as American as baseball -- Americans ate nearly 1.7 billion pounds of them last year, according to the Georgia Peanut Council.
CNN.com's Liz Landau talks about having severe allergies and the importance of carrying an epinephrine auto-injector.
We've had nearly every meal together for the past 14 years. We've been kayaking on the California coast. We've ridden airplanes, boats, horses, bikes, and an Israeli camel together.
Kyle Graddy and family document their trip to The Hill, where they lobby for laws to manage food allergies in schools.
My name is Kyle Graddy. I'm 9 years old and I have a peanut allergy. I traveled to Washington last week to help myself and other kids with food allergies to have a safer experience at school.
Nine-year-old Kyle Graddy looked out across a minor league baseball diamond for the first time in his life and pondered the possibility of his own death.
Kyle, 9, has never been to a pro baseball game because of a severe peanut allergy, but one stadium makes it possible.
It's definitely fall: Kids are back in school, football season has kicked off, and ragweed is blooming. While autumn means cooler temperatures and colorful leaves, it also means runny noses and red eyes for millions of Americans.
Sneezing and wheezing may stamp out those flames of desire. A new study reveals that allergies could be getting in the way of amorous activities.
Your home harbors a surprising number of sneaky allergy-causing culprits.
My daughter was treated for anxiety with Zoloft around a year ago. However, her school reported alarming, violent behavior (she never had that before), and we stopped it after only a week. I always understood this to be an "adverse effect," but a nurse today told me it was an allergy. An allergy means she should never take it again, but an adverse effect could be grown out of, and doesn't rule out similar drugs. Was the nurse just dumbing things down, or was she correct?
Known for building skate parks and shaping the skateboarding scene in New York, Andy Kessler, 48, died this week after an allergic reaction to an insect sting, friends and family told news media.
If you could snap your fingers and make your allergies disappear, you'd probably do it in a second. But what if your pet is the cause of your watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose?
Got allergies? If you do, the Internet offers a host of helpful options, from widgets to iPhone applications to pollen-counting programs that deliver daily emails to your inbox. Used correctly, these digital tools can help fight allergies in the real world, experts say.
You could blame weeds, trees, and grasses if you start itching, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing this fall. But the usual suspects aren't the only triggers.
I am exclusively beast-feeding my 4-month-old baby, who was diagnosed with allergic colitis at 3 months. I have been off dairy and soy for eight weeks now. We still see blood specks in his poop. He is gaining weight, albeit very slowly. Question, is it beneficial for me to be on an elimination diet and figure out what he is allergic to or is a hypoallergenic formula the answer? Has any research been done on this? My baby won't take those formulas and I am torn on what to do. Is breast-feeding detrimental in this case or will he outgrow it eventually in six months or a year? Please advise.
iReporter and lifelong allergy sufferer Kristin Carroll reveals her personal remedies against sneezes and sniffles.
Jack Schwartz, 8, has had seasonal allergy symptoms in the past, but his parents never needed to give him medication.
Jacqui Read loves to hike with Buddy on the weekends.
It's about the time of year when many of those with seasonal allergies are starting to grumble.
Have you ever experienced itchiness or hives in your mouth area after eating raw fruit or vegetables? Do you also have seasonal allergies?
The wet tissues pile up as pollen from trees swirls in the air, clogging noses and tickling eyes without relief. This is what parts of March, April and May are like for many Americans.
I'm 45 years old. My doctor says I have a severe allergy to eggs. I've had only one flu shot in my life and I got very sick in the immediate aftermath. I've been lucky through my life to either get a mild flu or not at all, but with so many coming down with what seems to be an awful flu this season, and my increasing age -- I worry.
While tucking our sons into bed the other night, I was struck by how many of their physical attributes they've inherited from my husband and me. Eleven-year-old Nate has my heart-shaped face, large eyes, and cowlicky hair, along with my husband's mouth and freckles. Six-year-old Nicky, on the other hand, has the same green eyes and dirty-blond hair that I do, but my husband's nose and chin.
The return of peanuts to the snack menu at Northwest Airlines this month has prompted a spasm of protests from travelers with allergies.
It started with sinus congestion for Shawna Coronado. Then the splitting migraines came. Coronado soon discovered the furry causes: Harrington and Kalamazoo.
You could blame weeds, trees, and grasses if you start itching, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing this fall. But the usual suspects aren't the only triggers. A host of household items -- candles, chemicals, stuffed animals, and spices -- may be the real culprits.
It's one of the biggest frustrations of life with food allergies: That hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain the wrong ingredient.
Since 2½-year-old Ava Zinna ended up in the emergency room this summer after an allergic reaction to peanuts, her mother, Tara, has worried about her daughter's food whenever they eat out. But when the family went to Blue Smoke restaurant Sunday afternoon in New York, someone had already asked to hold the peanuts.
The singer says the "terrifying" experience changed his family's daily life
Winter might be over -- and along with it flu and cold season. Back to a sneeze-free life? Think again.
A new study finds that children don't outgrow milk allergies as fast as once thought. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
When Julianne Jaffe Cohen was looking at colleges for her son Jeremy, the first question she asked was not about the academics. Instead, she wanted to know whether there was a hospital nearby.
More children are allergic to peanuts than ever before, and the school lunchroom may never be the same
What does the jargon on beauty-product packaging actually mean?
Breast milk is best for babies' health and well-being, but a new study finds it doesn't help prevent asthma or allergies
Now you can one-hand that coffee-and-doughnut breakfast.
Caryl Schivley says her son, Brenton, was always very careful about what he ate -- until last September 1, when he was at a friend's house and took a cookie from a bowl on the kitchen table.
At a routine breakfast nearly eight years ago, Maureen Yandrisevits spread peanut butter and jelly on her bagel, wiped off the knife and then spread jelly on her 11-month-old son's bagel.
A late freeze put a snowy exclamation point on a fairly mild winter for much of the United States, and experts say it's hard to predict what this weird weather means for allergy sufferers.
STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Danish vaccine manufacturer ALK-Abello A/S (ALK-B.KO) said Wednesday it has signed a deal with Schering-Plough Corp. (SGP) of the U.S. to develop its tablet-based allergy vaccines for North America, sending shares up as much as 17% in early trading.
Eight different foods including peanuts, which can cause particularly severe reactions, are responsible for 90 percent of all food allergies.
Allergy season is in full swing and, in the $25 billion market for respiratory drugs, GlaxoSmithKline is likely to hold its throne as the asthma king for this season and years to come, despite growing competition.
Spring is in the air...and so are millions of pollen spores and other allergens. And you don't have to be outdoors to aggravate your allergies. Dust mites, dander and mold inside your home can trigger a reaction.
Little Madison Sukenik crawls around her Fort Lauderdale home, grabbing everything in sight, putting much of it in her mouth.
Asthmatics take note: the days of Primatine Mist could be numbered.
Genentech Inc. put a stop to a clinical trial for a potential treatment for peanut allergies after two children suffered "severe" reactions during tests, according to a news report published Monday.
My daughter Julia and I often go to a local pet store to play with the puppies. Usually we see Labs, beagles, maybe a schnauzer and a bunch of Yorkies, all sleeping in a big pile of fluff. Not the ...
My daughter Julia and I often go to a local pet store to play with the puppies. Usually we see Labs, beagles, maybe a schnauzer and a bunch of Yorkies, all sleeping in a big pile of fluff.
It is a time to take a breath and reflect.
Many people, cozily ensconced in their favorite easy chair, take comfort in the feeling of safety and security their home provides.
A California biotechnology company has started taking orders for a hypoallergenic cat for pet lovers prone to allergies.
Past research has shown that children who grow up with pets in their homes have less chance of developing common allergies. But a new study finds that parental smoking negates any allergy benefits of pets.
Asthma hits all areas of the United States, but Knoxville, Tennessee, is the worst, according to an organization's ranking of the nation's cities released Tuesday.
I realize that Dr. Robert Atkins died, but I keep hearing about his diet. What's up?
I'm a normal guy. I like to walk around my neighborhood naming other people's dogs under my breath. I once called a pit bull Mighty Aphrobitey. My wife pegged a poodle Bebe Rebozo. Then there was t...
You get a prescription, you pop your pills, and in a few days you feel better. Sounds easy. But taking medicine is not as simple as it seems. And we'd do a much better job of treating what ails us ...
Springtime on the plains of Midland, Texas, is an asthmatic's nightmare. Along with the tumbleweed and dust, there's always too much pollen floating in the wind. Alexis Milmine feels a stirring in ...
For anyone in the business of growing corn, one of the biggest frustrations of the job is a brown inchworm-like creature that spends most of the summer and fall munching and tunneling through the c...
With armed guards and metal detectors in some schools, peanut butter might seem a low-level threat. But many school districts aren't treating the creamy lunchtime staple that way. An increasing num...
Some people revel in spring fever. I battle hay fever. And as a veteran of the trenches, I can say this war is hell. My arsenal: nasal sprays, herbal remedies, drugs, tissues, and an air filter. At...
A minor scrape, sneeze or ache can turn into a major headache abroad. Chances are you won't find the over-the-counter remedy you're used to. And who wants to spend vacation time looking for a drugs...
Gabrielle Hundley took the first of two pills that would change her life at breakfast on Feb. 21, 1995, right before she rushed off to first grade at Trinity Christian School in Rock Hill, S.C. The...
If you're among the 35 million Americans who suffer from hay fever, here's news that will really make you reach for the tissues. Those expensive prescription drugs you may be taking are likely to b...