The Peanut Allergy Answer Book: 2nd Edition

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A revised and updated version of the definitive peanut allergy book.

Since the publication of The Peanut Allergy Answer Book in May 2001, there has been much additional research published in the field of peanut allergy and anaphylaxis in medical literature. This research includes new diagnostic tests, new vaccines and therapies, and new information on the history of peanut allergy. In addition, there has also been a great increase in public awareness of the societal impact of ...

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Overview

A revised and updated version of the definitive peanut allergy book.

Since the publication of The Peanut Allergy Answer Book in May 2001, there has been much additional research published in the field of peanut allergy and anaphylaxis in medical literature. This research includes new diagnostic tests, new vaccines and therapies, and new information on the history of peanut allergy. In addition, there has also been a great increase in public awareness of the societal impact of peanut allergy, such as in schools and other child-care facilities, in restaurants, and in the food and restaurant industry. This attention has led to the publication of guidelines for schools in the management of food allergies and anaphylaxis, to legislation such as the Food Allergen Labeling Consumer Protection Act of 2006, and proposed legislation for restaurant guidelines for food-allergic consumers. The incidence of peanut allergy has doubled in the past five years and continues to increase so the impact of this medical problem, particularly in young children, is enormous.

The Peanut Allergy Answer Book, 2nd Edition,. contains 50% of new and revised material, including a new foreword and introduction, as well as new chapters such as, "Why has peanut allergy increased so much in the past 5-10 years?"; "What is the difference between being peanut-sensitive and peanut-allergic?"; "What is the Hygiene Hypothesis?"; and "Can skin contact cause an anaphylactic reaction?"

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592332335
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Michael C. Young, M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and practices at Children’s Hospital in Boston and South Shore Allergy & Asthma Specialists in South Weymouth, MA. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Medical School. He trained in pediatrics and allergy and clinical immunology at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Young is a past president of the Massachusetts Allergy Society and has been selected for inclusion in The Guide to Top Doctors by the Center for the Study of Services andBoston Magazine’s top doctor. He has received honors from the Allergy & Asthma Foundation of America and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Dr. Young is a member of the Massachusetts Department of Education Task Force on Anaphylaxis, which developed the first guidelines in the United States for the management of food allergies and anaphylaxis in schools. He lives in Massachusetts.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    A very resourceful book!

    Our 2yr old daughter was diagnosed with a severe peanut/tree nut allergy this spring and this book provided a wealth of information! Not knowing much about it we searched for resources that could inform and guide us and this book fit the bill perfectly. A definite must read for anyone who has or knows of someone with a peanut allergy!

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