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Bullies are using a small but powerful weapon to torment allergic kids

Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million Americans, including 6 million children, according to Food Allergy Research & Education. The prevalence of food allergies among children rose to 5.1 percent in 2009-2011 from 3.4 percent in 1997-1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bullying, harassing and teasing of children with food allergies seems “common, frequent, and repetitive,” concluded a 2010 study that surveyed 353 food-allergic teens, adults and the parents of food-allergic children.

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The history behind Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a great time to enjoy time with friends and family, but the holiday has a deeper meaning. Check out the history behind Memorial Day and what it's really all about.
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The history behind Memorial Day 1:21

The history behind Memorial Day

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