On My Allergy Radar

Hello Friday! It’s been a whirlwind week in terms of my blog! Because of my upcoming travels to Australia and my post, “Allergies in Australia – Fast Facts”, my blog is now referenced on AllergyTravels.com! Be sure to check it out. Second, I was back at Children’s Hospital Research Medical Center this week for my…

I Spoke at the IACRN Panel!

This past week, I had the opportunity to speak at a meeting of the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses about the clinical allergy research I’ve done in the past! I was thrilled to participate on a panel and discuss my experiences doing research for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The main audience consisted of research nurses…

Allergies in Australia – Fast Facts

As my trip to Sydney and Melbourne gets just a little bit closer, I’ve started to get a basic understanding of the allergy culture in Australia. Lucky for me, food allergies are just as prevalent in Australia as they are in the United States so standards are in place for product packaging for the allergic…

On My Allergy Radar

Hello! Happy weekend! This week has certainly been eye opening this week… through lots of research and reading comments from other allergy sufferers who are very knowledgeable on these subjects, I’ve discovered a revelation about my first topic on my allergy radar… more research to come. Reminder: Follow up with the Product Manufacturer… According to…

Packing Your Travel Kit – Allergy Style

The middle of the week always has me dreaming of traveling. I think it’s also because I’m ⅓ of the way through my semester of classes which means I’m that much closer to my traveling abroad! While I’m still a few months away, that doesn’t mean I can’t dream about my next time on a…

Why I Wear an Allergy Necklace

When I was first diagnosed with allergies in seventh grade, it was recommended by my allergist and many allergy-related websites to get some variation of Allergy ID jewelry. I think the most common version you will see is the bracelet, but I opted for the less conspicuous necklace. I went to a local jeweler to…

On My Allergy Radar

I’ve officially noticed that fall is in the air this week! I’ve been wearing more sweatshirts on campus and I’ve noticed my studying is quickly ramping up. But most of all, fall is reminding me of some favorite foods I didn’t know I had been missing! The thought of warm soups, my grandma’s apple cranberry…

Be The Difference for Someone Else

It took me quite a while to understand this concept after being diagnosed with allergies, but oh has it made such a difference. As I entered my senior year of high school, college applications were looming and I wasn’t sure how I could manage living on a college campus with my allergies. As a family,…

“Peanuts, Pretzels, or Cookies?”

“Peanuts, pretzels, or cookies?” For most of us allergen sufferers, that’s the worst sentence you can hear on an airplane. For those with airborne allergies more severe than my own, this question becomes a potential death sentence in such a confined space. Remember, as you are booking a flight, speak up about your allergies! All…

On My Allergy Radar

TGIF! With a busy week behind me and an even crazier week ahead, bring on the weekend! I hope you get to spend your weekend exactly how you like! Here’s what I’ve seen this week to keep you up to date with allergy news: Food Allergy Safety Training in Restaurants Good news for residents of…