Allergy risk-reduction for Canadian camps — for peace of mind

The 2017 summer camping season is almost upon us. I’ve written this article, “Five Things Camps Need to Know About Life-threatening Allergies”, to offer a series of key allergy risk-reduction tips for camp directors and their staff. I hope that many of you find it useful. Bookings now being accepted for the 2017 camp season.…

Registration open! New online course: Your Allergy Business Plan

  Sloane Miller, President of Allergic Girl Resources, Inc. and Andrea Lobel (Shainblum), President of Allercom Allergy Consulting, Inc. are proud to co-present the following business webinar: *** Do you have years of personal experience with allergy, asthma and/or food allergy and want to share your knowledge in a professional setting? Are you a licensed health professional with experience in…

Meat allergy caused by tick bite — 1500 known U.S cases

A novel cause of anaphylaxis is being caused by a tick bite leading to sensitization to the Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose carbohydrate. In turn, this causes delayed but often severe allergic reactions to mammalian meats, including beef and other red meats. This allergy is in the news again, and a task-force on this emerging health challenge convened in Arkansas, one…

Allergic reactions to food — a range of symptoms

When I was a child, I suffered from several severe food allergies (as I continue to), as well as asthma. Sometimes, the reactions would include all of the possible allergy symptoms listed below, in this excellent chart by FARE. But at other times, one or more of the symptoms would be missing. This was particularly…

Article in Allergic Living: Surveys Show Low Level of Allergy Awareness

In this recent article in Allergic Living Magazine, we read about two surveys that reveal just how unprepared members of the general public are to respond to allergic reactions. Given the increasing prevalence of allergies in the population, with up to 15 million Americans and between 2 and 3 million Canadians suffering from food allergies…