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An 'aggressive' allergy season ramps up, pollen count sky high

This week is a tough one for those with allergies. Allergists say the most recent pollen count in our area sky high and the rain may not be helping.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 01:16pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, pollen, Dr. Martha White, tree pollen, allergies

Food labels leave off full story for allergy sufferers

Peanut allergies are on the rise, forcing a lot of parents to diligently check food labels. But those labels do not always tell the full story.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 10:58am EST

Tags: food allergy, peanut allergy, Paula Wolfson,

Child allergies rise, and local states lead the nation in life-saving prevention

President Obama recently signed legislation encouraging states to keep emergency medicine in schools to give any student who gets a life-threatening allergic reaction, even if that child has no prescription for the drug. Maryland and Virginia are ahead of the curve.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 05:11am EST

Tags: Paula Wolfson, child allergies, food allergy, Hemant Sharma

Maryland and D.C. among worst for food allergies

Food allergies in children have risen 50 percent since the late 1990s, with Maryland and D.C. having some of the highest rates in the country. And no one knows why.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 09:57am EST

Tags: allergies, Food allergies, CNS

Va. to join states tracking sales of allergy medication

Virginia will soon be one of a growing number of states that uses a national data base to track the sale of Claritin-D and other over-the-counter allergy medicines.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 04:09pm EDT

Tags: Claritin D, pseudophedrine, Virginia, allergy medicine, Mark Seagraves

Police suspect allergy in Va. 7-year-old's death

Chesterfield County police are investigating the death of an elementary school pupil who apparently suffered an allergic reaction.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 01:43pm EST

Tags: Elizabeth Caroon, Chesterfield County, allergic reaction, WTVR-TV, Shawn Smith