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“ONE IN 13 U.S. CHILDREN SUFFER FROM FOOD ALLERGIES.”

That is the amazing statistic and published conclusion reached by Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwestern University; Mary Ann & J Milburn Smith Senior Scientist in Child Health Research; Clinical Attending, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; and Director, Science and Outcomes of Allergy and Asthma Research (SOAAR) Program. Dr. Gupta has studied the prevalence of food allergy in our country and its impact on quality of life, as well as the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of families, physicians, and the general public regarding food allergy.

Visit Ruchi Gupta’s website, SOAAR, for the latest on allergy and asthma research!

The Food Allergy Experience, 2nd Edition:

Written by Dr. Ruchi Gupta and Denise Bunning, the 2nd edition of this book is available on Amazon. Based on Dr. Gupta’s research and her surveys of parents, providers, caregivers, and patients, The Food Allergy Experience: Real voices. Real disease. Real insights. provides a reliable source of information and advice in simple, easy-to-read terms. For those contending with food allergies, the book offers guidance and invaluable perspective. For friends, relatives, healthcare providers, teachers, and caregivers, the book will instill a better understanding of how food allergies impact life at home, at school, and in the community, helping them to more effectively assist children with food allergies.

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