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150806PeanutAllergyThink back to elementary school—do you remember there being a peanut-free table? I don’t. In fact, I don’t remember knowing any kids with food allergies.

Peanut allergy has doubled the past 10 years and is the leading cause of allergic reactions and death due to food allergy (Toit, 2015).

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150811HeatOh, sunshine! There is nothing like a beautiful, sunny day to make us want to get out and enjoy all the benefits of dry weather. This summer’s hot weather got me thinking. When temperatures hit record highs, how do you stay cool?  

Driving home in my air-conditioned car, seeing die-hard athletes running, people walking with strollers, and parents playing with their kids at the park in the late afternoon sun, I wonder if people are aware of the dangers of overheating?  

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150728WhenToCall

Oak Street Medical has a provider on-call when the office is closed, including nights, weekends and holidays. Providers are available to answer urgent questions, but please be aware that providers are at home while on call. If you need to schedule or cancel an appointment, contact us during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8-5, except holidays.

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150714GlutenGluten is a protein found in many grains, such as wheat, barley and rye. As awareness increases, it’s become more and more common for people to ask to be evaluated for a gluten allergy or intolerance. Yet, many people are confused about what differentiates a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance and celiac disease.

Here’s a quick explanation of each:

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150630PatientProvider

I've had so many wonderful experiences working as a nurse. I continue to learn from patients and providers alike. I have heard the happy and thankful stories and the frustrating and sad ones.  In my experience, the good stories and the bad ones all have something in common, the relationship between the patient and the provider.  

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