Record Allergies in Your Medical Record

It's important to keep your medical record up to date with any allergies you may have. Because food, environmental or medication allergies can cause potential dangerous reactions, this vital information needs to be shared with your primary care doctor or any specialist.

My Virtua is a free, secure online tool that helps you stay connected to your care and access your medical records at home or on the go. Visit My Virtua for more information about how to register and start communicating with your healthcare team.

Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- When you have serious food allergies, eating at a restaurant can literally mean risking your life. But new research suggests you can take steps to protect yourself when dining out.

In fact, the more steps you take to protect yourself from exposure to the allergic substance, the less likely you are to have an allergic reaction, the study found.

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A 'Hypoallergenic' Dog? You May Be Barking Up the Wrong Tree

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- Do so-called hypoallergenic dogs really protect you against asthma?

Many dog-lovers believe it, but Swedish researchers found no evidence that "allergy-friendly" breeds -- such as poodles and miniature Schnauzers -- actually lower the risk for the wheezing lung disease.

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