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Exposing Kids to Peanuts Early May Prevent an Allergy Later

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: The common wisdom surrounding peanut allergies in children may have been wrong.
Air Date: 3/3/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP
Tanya Altmann 300x300A leading medical authority for the popular press and entertainment industry, Sharecare Advisory Board member Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann is a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson. A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts. Dr. Tanya has served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media. She completed her internship and residency at UCLA, received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.
  • Book Title: Mommy Calls; The Wonder Years; Caring For Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to 5
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrMommyCalls
Exposing Kids to Peanuts Early May Prevent an Allergy Later
The common wisdom surrounding peanut allergies in children may have been wrong.

Dr. Tanya Altmann explains how a new study found that exposure to peanut products may actually help decrease future peanut allergies. Are we ready to bring PB&J lunches back?

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