Chris Vanclief woke in the dead of night, gasping and clutching his chest. An ambulance quickly rushed him to the hospital where an ECG came back clear. Two weeks later, an episode of difficult breathing, chest and abdominal pain, shakes and fatigue gripped the 38-year-old, a chiropractor and hockey coach in prime physical condition. “I remember being in the hospital and turning to my wife to say, ‘Something’s eating me inside and nobody’s listening.’”
As the days lagged on, Vanclief slept through Christmas and forgot his niece’s name. Test after test came back with no conclusive answers. Doctors simply told him, ‘there’s nothing wrong with you.’
As his unexplained pain mounted, a serious and growing concern continued its breadth across Canada, infecting parents and children bite by bite. Read more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of school-aged children with food allergies has increased almost 20 percent since 1997.
As the summer winds down, parents who have children with peanut allergies may want to be a little more cautious when packing their little girls’ and boys’ back-to-school snacks and medication to relieve allergic reactions.
“Young children spend a large portion of their days in school and our study showed that a significant percentage of serious Read more