What is a food allergy?
Food allergies are an overreaction of a person’s immune system to a food that is normally tolerated. The immune system reacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies attach to cells in skin, lungs and gastrointestinal (GI) tract. If there is ingestion of the food allergen, the cells release chemicals including histamine, which cause food allergy symptoms.
Black History Month is an opportunity to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans that have helped build our country and remember their deeds and sacrifices. However, it’s important to remember to honor your own life as you honor the men and women who have made a difference over the years.
Like Black history, your health is something you need to consider all year round. African Americans are subject to some health disparities, making some health issues more prevalent. Some of these major health risks for African Americans include:
- Heart disease
NHLBI. NAEPP/EPR3. MIST. PEAK. AIMS. API. What does this all mean for parents, children, and the physicians and other health care providers monitoring children with asthma?
Over the last 20 years, there have been many studies examining the many different types of wheezing affecting different age groups. Through these studies, researchers have asked “what to diagnose and when to make the diagnosis,” “will it be lifelong or resolve,” and “what are the risk factors for the diagnosis of asthma?”
Winter can be a pain – literally. Cold temperatures, pressure drops, and biting winds can affect your health if you’re not careful. Here are some things to look out for if you suffer from Arthritis, Migraines, or Asthma.
As the winter in Northeast Ohio settles in, negative temperatures can become a frequent occurrence. But wintry weather is always a threat, especially for senior citizens.
Elderly individuals can face a number of issues during cold weather, so make sure to follow these tips – or pass them along to someone you may know – to keep safe while there’s still a nip in the air.
Starting a New Year’s resolution is easy. Keeping it is the hard part. Healthy living is one of the main goals for resolutions, but giving up after just a week or two isn’t going to help anyone in 2018. Here’s what you need to know to help you stick with your New Year’s resolution.
It’s a whole new year, but will 2018 lead to a new, healthier you? New Year’s resolutions offer people a chance to try and build good habits into their lives. Here are some suggestions for healthy resolutions for 2018.
Got milk? Thanks to lactose intolerance, not everybody can have it. There are more than 3 million lactose intolerance case per year in the United States, making lactose intolerance a big deal for many people around the country.
While the term “vegan” was first coined back in 1944 by English animal rights advocate Donald Watson, interest in the lifestyle has really grown in the past five years. More businesses are becoming vegan-friendly, allowing people to explore new options when it comes to food and other products.
So exactly what does it mean to be vegan? Here’s a quick guide on how it works.
Gluten-free diets have become more popular over the past few years. For some people, gluten-free isn’t a dieting choice as much as it is a need. Over 3 million people suffer from celiac disease, pushing them away from gluten. Here’s a quick rundown of how celiac disease and gluten sensitivity can impact your diet.