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Peanut allergies are on the rise, forcing a lot of parents to diligently check food labels. But those labels do not always tell the full story.
President Obama recently signed legislation encouraging states to keep emergency medicine in schools to give any student who gets a life-threatening allergic reaction, even if that child has no prescription for the drug. Maryland and Virginia are ahead of the curve.
There are mixed emotions when parents send a child off to school, but for parents of children with food allergies, the fear can be overwhelming.