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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: peanut allergy, paula wolfson, allergy

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, allergy, Hemant Sharma

Parents fear for school-bound children with food allergies (VIDEO)

There are mixed emotions when parents send a child off to school, but for parents of children with food allergies, the fear can be overwhelming.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 07:06am EDT

Tags: Parenting, peanut allergy, Neal Augenstein, Food Allergy Awareness Week, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, Loudoun Allergy Network

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Police: Va girl died after eating peanut

Chesterfield County police say a 7-year-old girl died after eating a peanut that was offered to her on an elementary school playground during recess.

Saturday - 01/07/2012, 07:32am EST

Tags: peanuts, Chesterfield County, Hopkins Elementary School