Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
Kids and Food AllergiesAudio currently not available for this program.
If it seems like childhood food allergies are more common than they used to be, it is because they are: nearly one in 10 preschoolers have allergies to food, and the rate of such allergies has more than doubled in the past decade. For kids with severe allergies, the condition can restrict normal everyday activities like eating out, and often results in frequent trips to the emergency room. But public awareness is growing, and there are promising developments in research and treatment. We rebroadcast a program from March 25, 2013 featuring Melanie Thernstrom, contributing writer for the New York Times magazine, and Kari Nadeau M.D., associate professor of allergies and immunology at Stanford University.