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Allergies are on the Rise: Here’s Why

Up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under 18.

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

One in every 13 children are affected by allergies and those numbers are on the rise and increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. The majority of allergic reactions are caused by eight foods: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish and in children under 18, these foods cause abo...

EpiPen Prices Increasing Rapidly

The EpiPen doesn’t reveal the needle until injected into the thigh. This medical tool gives the person who is having the reaction about 10 to 15 minutes to seek medical attention.

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

Millions of people around the world face allergies on a daily basis, but how do people deal with severe allergic reactions? The EpiPen is a portable needle filled with epinephrine that is injected into the thigh when severe allergies occur. It saves many peoples’ lives everyday and gives them the capability...

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