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The sky is the limit
Thanks to an experimental treatment for his rare ailment, Reggie is now living the life he always dreamed of.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2015 / Issue 1
Hernandez Featured on AAAAI Podcast About Vaping
Michelle Hernandez, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, discusses e-cigarettes and vaping on the latest episode of "Conversations from the World of Allergy," a podcast from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / September 26
A Novel Approach to Treating Food Allergies
For most 8-year-olds, life is pretty carefree. Whether eating lunch in the school cafeteria or going to an amusement park with friends, most kids don’t think twice about the associated risks. But for those with a severe food allergy, it’s a different story.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2016 / June
Peanut allergy study holds promise for younger patients
As ABC11-WTVD reports, a UNC Children's study testing a potential treatment for peanut allergy in young children is showing promising results.
Located in UNC Children's News / News
UNC Food Allergy Initiative named inaugural member of new national research network
The UNC Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) is among 22 institutions across the U.S. named inaugural members of the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network.
Located in UNC Children's News / News
David B. Peden, MD, MS
David B. Peden, MD, MS is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Toxicology; Chief, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics and an expert in air pollution and asthma, airway inflammation, allergic diseases.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
On the hunt: NIH grants millions to advance food allergy research
One in every 13 children across the country has a food allergy, or, roughly two in every classroom. Thanks to a $42.7 million investment from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from UNC Children’s and six other leading food allergy institutions will continue to work together to reduce the prevalence of and treat food allergies.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2017 / April
Likelihood of Tick Bite to Cause Red Meat Allergy Could Be Higher than Previously Thought
Scott Commins, MD, PhD, and his team found the red meat allergy-causing alpha-gal – a sugar in nearly all mammal blood except for humans – is found in tick saliva regardless of whether the tick had recently fed on an animal, challenging previous theories.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Eating Small Amounts of Peanut after Immunotherapy May Extend Allergy Treatment Benefits
Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from peanut allergies.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Immunotherapy for Egg Allergy May Allow Patients to Eat Egg Safely for Years after Treatment
Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study show what life after egg oral immunotherapy can look like for people with egg allergies.
Located in News / 2019 / February