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  • Managing food allergy poses challenges for patients, parents, physicians

    Food allergies are a growing public health concern, according to the CDC, affecting approximately 5% of children in the United States and more than 50 million Americans overall. Ninety percent of serious allergic reactions in the U.S. are caused by eight food groups, including milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. There is no true cure for food allergies, only management plans, which can be tedious and invasive for both physicians and patients to establish and implement due to the individualized nature of food allergies…. Read more
  • Seattle food allergy group launches new recommendations to prevent peanut allergies

    There are new guidelines to help parents prevent peanut allergies that are contrary to earlier guidelines. Quick Facts: Old guidelines were to have kids avoid peanuts for 5 years New guidelines say to feed babies peanuts when 4 to 8 months old Study says certain infants 86 percent less likely to get allergy FDA working on groundbreaking patch for peanut allergies… Read more