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Voice of America Interview

Listen to Dr. Brasketts' interview about food allergies with Rich Pantaleo- the host of "Science World". >> 


"Does my child have a food allergy or food intolerance?"

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Allergy season answers for Californians

LA Times Article with Dr. Braskett >>

We are committed to developing a world-class center in Los Angeles dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with food and drug allergies.  We believe that patients with food and drug allergies require individualized treatment plans that include appropriate and definitive testing when it is available, disease monitoring, and clear step-by-step action plans. It is our philosophy that patient education is the cornerstone of living a happy and safe life with food or drug allergy. Learn more »

About Allergies

Why are allergies increasing?

The occurrence of allergic disease is skyrocketing, and some estimates are that as many as one-in-five Americans have an allergic condition. Allergies are specific and reproducible undesired and unpleasant immune responses that are triggered by naturally occurring substances such as foods, pollens or other influences in  our surroundings. Overwhelming evidence from various studies suggests that the "hygiene hypothesis" explains most of the allergy epidemic.  Learn more »

Future Therapies for Food Allergy

Future Food Allergy Therapeutics


There are several exciting therapies for food allergy that are in various stages of development. Before any of these can be recommended to people with food allergy, they must be carefully evaluated for unwanted and dangerous side effects. Potential problems include anaphylaxis, direct toxicity and over stimulation of the immune system. In addition to being safe, evidence of a beneficial effect needs to be shown. None of these are the current 'standard of care'.  Learn more »

Allergy Fact of the Week

Allergic rhinitis affects between 10 percent and 30 percent  of all adults, and as many as 40 percent of children.

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UCLA Department of Medicine features
Dr. Melinda Braskett as
"Physician of the Month"
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FAAN and FAI have merged organizations forming:

FARE:  Food Allergy Research & Education

Please visit Resources & Links for more updated information.

The Hygiene Hypothesis

The Hygiene Hypothesis, UCLA Food & Drug Allergy Care Center
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