Focus on Allergy

Focus on Allergy

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  • For the month of May, we're keeping you up to date with the latest in allergy medicine.


Are We Overdiagnosing Certain Food Allergies?

Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: David Fleischer Wheat, eggs, milk, peanuts and other nuts, soybeans and seafood: all of these can be an integral part of a balanced, healthy diet for growing children. Instead, many are off-limits for an increasing number of children diagnosed with food allergies. Though the rise in food allergies is certainly worris...

June 23, 2014 | 15 min

Changes in Public Perception of Vaccines

Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Paul Offit Vaccines have been described as one of the greatest medical advances in history. Yet some segments of the population view them as a potential vehicle for causing more harm than good to young patients. What led to this change in perception about vaccines, and how can physicians best counsel patients who harb...

June 23, 2014 | 15 min

Physicians at Odds With an Alternative Vaccine Schedule

Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Paul Offit Most parents support the immunization of their kids according to the recommended vaccine schedule. But increasing numbers are choosing to forgo this routine entirely or follow an alternative vaccine schedule. How are these vaccine practices impacting the health of our young patients and more broadly, the he...

June 16, 2014 | 15 min

Top Tips for Environmental Control and Triggers at Home

Hosted by: Todd Mahr Guest: James Sublett Indoor allergens can exacerbate or trigger allergic or asthmatic responses. What effect do carpeting, cleaning solutions, pets, and humidifiers have on indoor environments? Dr. James Sublett, clinical professor and section chief of pediatric allergy at the University of Louisville School of Medici...

June 16, 2014 | 15 min

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