February 19, 2021

Allergy Assurance: Rady Children’s Allergy-Immunology Expert Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine

As several forms of the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine make their way into communities around the globe, the news is abuzz with updates — which, let’s face it, can sometimes be a bit overwhelming and confusing. Among hot topics are allergic reactions, leading to questions and concerns from many. However, “while anaphylaxis can occur after…

Allergy/Immunology, COVID-19, Vaccines
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March 29, 2019

Achoo! All About Seasonal Allergies

Spring has sprung, and with it, so have seasonal allergies — with an early arrival at that. Between higher-than-average rainfall and ultra-active blooms of plants and wildflowers, this season is already kicking sniffles, itchy eyes and scratchy throats into high gear for many kids, says Akilah Jefferson, M.D., M.Sc., an allergist within Rady Children’s Specialists…

Allergy/Immunology
December 12, 2018

Food for Thought: Understanding and Managing Food Allergies in Kids

Food allergies are becoming increasingly common, particularly in children. We sat down with Stephanie Leonard, M.D., director of the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Food Allergy Center and an associate clinical professor for the Division of Allergy-Immunology-Rheumatology within University of California San Diego School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, to discuss prevalence, what’s new in research…

Allergy/Immunology, Research and Innovation
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