That time of year again: Back to school medical ID

Posted on August 6, 2019 by kerri

For all parents, Back to School season can be a chaotic time of year. Buying new supplies, finding new classrooms, and sometimes, even starting new schools can cause a lot of business, and even in some situations stress. However, for parents of kids with medical conditions, disabilities, or special needs, your Back to School preparations … Continue reading “That time of year again: Back to school medical ID”

Asthma and allergies can both sneak up on you when you don’t expect them to. They (along with eczema) can occur together, but they can also develop independently—people with allergies are more likely to have asthma, and vice versa, but the two do not always happen together. What is Asthma? Asthma is a lung disease … Continue reading “Cough, cough, achoo: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month”

How you can help people living with allergies

Posted on April 25, 2019 by kerri

The last week of April, leading into May—allergy and asthma awareness month—is Allergy Awareness Week. Most of us are, at this point, aware of the difficulties and anxiety that exist surrounding managing food allergies and other potentially severe allergies, such as those to Latex. But what can we do to help people living with these … Continue reading “How you can help people living with allergies”

What are environmental illnesses?

Posted on June 24, 2018 by kerri

Environmental illness is not well understood, but certainly exists–though used to be far more contested than it is now. There are several types of documented environmental illnesses, although more research is needed into many of these types of illness thought to be triggered by environmental factors or chemicals.   Which chemicals are thought to cause … Continue reading “What are environmental illnesses?”

It’s that time of year again: whether your kids are already off school or gearing up, it’s time for summer fun—camp whether for the day or overnight, weekend adventures, and maybe even some outdoor camp outs under the stars. All that means your kid (or you!) will probably be lugging a backpack or duffel bag … Continue reading “Packing for Summer Camp for Kids with Health Conditions”