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Allergies & Asthma
February 2011 • Issue #11
A Note from the Medical Editor
With allergies affecting up to a third of adults and nearly half of all children in the US, many families seek medical care for symptoms of hay fever, food allergies and skin conditions such as eczema. Asthma, often assocated with allergies, adds another potential medical condition to the mix. For more information on separating allergy and asthma facts from fiction, please take a closer look at this month's featured articles.
And if you have a child with allergies or asthma, check out the new edition of the AAP's Alleriges & Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know, available in the bookstore.
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Featured Tip
Many types of allergies run in families. If both parents have allergies, each child has about a 60% to 70% chance of being allergic.
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