Monthly Archives: June 2013

Raise Your Hand for Anaphylaxis Awareness

Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that happens when you are exposed to an allergen. It is estimated that up to 2% of the world population might experience anaphylaxis during their life time. Based on estimates, the condition is the cause of 1500 deaths each and every year.

Actress Julie Bowen, together with Mylan Specialty L.P. recently launched a competitionRaise Your Hand for Anaphylaxis Awareness to make people aware of the condition. They have created a special website where people can share their personal stories about it and tell why they think the awareness is important. As part of the campaign, four school districts will also be receiving a grant of $15 000 towards educational programs. The competition is open until October 1, 2013. The winners will be selected based on which school districts have the most individuals participating.

How can You Raise Your Hand for Anaphylaxis Awareness? Go to, sign in and choose your school district in the U.S. Share your personal reasons for raising your hand. Spread the word and invite others to do the same. You can raise your hand once a day every day as they will all count towards the number of raised hands in your school district.

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When should you consider a laser eye surgery?

Tired of dealing with glasses? Is allergy season making it unbearable to wear you contacts? Are constant trips to the optometrist or eye doctor starting to take a hit on the pocketbook? Then Lasik might be the best option yet! What does that mean? Well, Lasik is the process of correcting eyesight to 20/20 by utilizing a state of the art laser technology and right now it is the fastest growing trend in eye care. Not only that, the process of obtaining corrective surgery has been enhanced over the last decade to provide you with a safe, efficient, fast, and most importantly affordable procedure. You just have to pay for the surgery once and you never have to mess with corrective lenses again. Continue reading