Food Allergies

Today we talked with Dr. Allan Stillerman of Allergy & Asthma Specialists (with locations in Minneapolis, Maple Grove and Plymouth) about Food Allergies. We chatted about just what an allergy is, what it isn’t, how prevalent they are, the top food allergies, how they are diagnosed and what are some of the treatment options out there.

We were also joined by Missy Berggren. Missy is a mother of a young child with a food allergy and we got a chance to hear from her about the first time she had to treat her child using an EpiPen.

This was the first of what we hope is a series of shows examining the issues facing parents of children with food allergies – stay tuned for details on upcoming shows.

We would like to thank the folks at EpiCenter Medical – they have provided 10 passes to their online training course on Anaphylaxis Rescuer first aid courses from, which teaches the care that should be given before and during transportation to the hospital, care which saves lives. You complete the course on your own computer, and it takes about one hour.

We gave some of them to listeners that called in during the show, but we have others still to give away and will be doing an online sweepstakes for them.

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