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Prevention of Peanut Allergies: Are We Ready to Take the LEAP?

By now, every family living with peanut or food allergies has heard about the landmark study findings released on February 23, 2015. I happened to be in attendance at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting when the authors disclosed the findings of the Learning About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study. I have never seen such buzz and excitement from within our field! As with all research findings, it’s important to read past the headlines. We have known for some time that rates of food allergy have increased dramatically in recent years with no currently effective treatment other than... Keep reading »
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Get a Black Belt in Giving Medicine

So you waited to see the doctor, then waited in line for the pharmacist to give you your medicine, and... Read full post »
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Diagnosing Food Allergies with Component Testing

Nearly 6 million kids in the U.S. have food allergies, and this number has been on the rise in the... Read full post »
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Why I Vaccinate: A Nurse’s Perspective

In 1985, my twin sister and I were 7 years old. My older brother, who was 9, had come down... Read full post »
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Why I Vaccinate

It was never up for debate. Our son was going to be immunized. It was not because we were thinking... Read full post »
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Common Misconceptions of Life after Heart Surgery

Heart surgery can be a very scary experience for both parents and children. You most likely have questions about how... Read full post »
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RSV and Bronchiolitis: What Do I Need to Know?

Bronchiolitis. For some, it sounds like a big, scary disease. Others confuse it with simple bronchitis. Many have never heard... Read full post »
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What We Wish “Grey’s” Knew About 22q

On the latest episode of the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), a fetal surgeon and her surgical fellow discuss a... Read full post »
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A Cure for the #1 Cause of Childhood Death

Nationwide Insurance started a public conversation on Sunday night about a topic that I have devoted many years to –... Read full post »