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Are Food Allergies In Our Head?17:28

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A federally commissioned study (PDF) released last month about food allergies revealed a frustrating result: The phenomenon continues to mystify physicians and researchers. In fact, there's no standard definition for what, exactly, a food allergy is.


  • Stephen Smith, health reporter for The Boston Globe
  • Dale Umetsu, M.D., allergy specialist at Children's Hospital Boston; professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

This program aired on June 7, 2010.

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