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Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

I often find that the terms “food allergy” and “food intolerance” are used interchangeably. But really……. they are not the same thing. Food Allergies  A true food allergy results when one’s immune system overreacts to an ordinarily harmless food. This is caused by an antibody

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear patients, FAAC strives to be a source of accurate, helpful information for our community. To that end, we would like to share the following information with our patients. 1.       In the spirit of caring for our community and assisting our healthcare colleagues on the front-lines of

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The Peanut Pill is Now FDA Approved

The peanut pill, Palforzia, has been approved by the FDA, so what are food allergy patients supposed to think? Here is what we know: Palforzia is a patented capsule that contains peanut flour. It is prescribed to treat ages 4 to 17 with a confirmed

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Holiday Food Allergy Tips

Having a food allergy during the holiday season can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips: If you are hosting a holiday party, check with your guest. If someone is dealing with a food allergy, offer food allergy friendly options. If you are attending a

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Food as Ammunition for Bullying

“I’m going to kill you with this peanut butter cracker.” As an allergist and mom of a child with food allergy, I was shocked and disturbed by this headline quote. The idea of food being used as a weapon is horrifying. School should be a

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Why Do I See Teal Pumpkins?

Why do we see teal pumpkins during Halloween? Teal pumpkins indicate non-food treats are available for kids with food allergies, which allows them to safely participate. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters Place

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2019 Food Allergy Friendly Trunk or Treat

We can’t wait to see you again this year for our FREE 4th Annual Food Allergy Friendly Trunk Or Treat hosted by Food Allergy Institute of North Texas and Family Allergy & Asthma Care on October 28, 2019 at our Flower Mound office! In addition

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September is National Food Safety Education Month

Every year, an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food. Anyone can get sick from a foodborne illness (also called food poisoning). But some groups of people are more likely to get

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The Global Impact of Food Allergies

April 7-13 is World Allergy Week 2019 (www.worldallergyweek.org). This organization has dedicated the 2019 week to raise awareness of the global problem of food allergy. Often, I tend to get so focused on the food allergic patients and families we care for in north Texas

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FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk 2018

In every community, every day, you’ll find a circle of heroes keeping all those with food allergies safe. Celebrate your food allergy heroes and make an impact at FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk at the Dallas Zoo on November 10. Celebrate your food allergy heroes

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