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  • Here’s help for introducing peanut protein to your infant

    In February 2015, the results of a landmark study, which showed up to an 86% reduction in peanut allergies, was released and made headlines worldwide. It revealed that early introduction of peanut protein in infants (between 4-11 months of age) with moderate to severe eczema and/or egg allergy may reduce the chances a child would develop a peanut allergy…. Read more
  • Food Allergy Diagnosis: Q&A with Dr. Todd Mahr

    Have you ever wondered if you or someone you know may have a food allergy? Diagnosing a true food allergy is a complex process, which is why it’s important to seek the help of a board certified allergist – and not to draw any conclusions yourself. While only a small percentage of people have food allergies, according to the NIAID Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergies research has shown that 50-90% of self-diagnosis is wrong…. Read more

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  • Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds

    Babies fed peanut between 4-11 months of age and egg between the ages of 4-6 months may be at lower risk of developing allergies to these foods later on. This is the conclusion of a new study published in JAMA, which represents the largest analysis to date of research assessing the effects of early exposure to allergenic foods…. Read more
  • Nut-Free Schools: Points to Ponder

    As families across the U.S. get ready to send their children back to school, parents of kids with food allergies have a different sort of homework. They must make sure their kids are safe in the classroom, playground and lunchroom. For kids with nut allergies, does their school have a nut-free policy and, if it does, what does that mean?… Read more