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Critics Warn About Risks of New Treatment for Peanut Allergies

Children's Mercy Hospital nurse practitioner Jodi Shroba gives Porter Hall a checkup before a peanut allergen exposure session.  (Photo by Alex Smith / KCUR Radio)

Children’s food allergies can be frightening for families, especially when news stories and social media highlight the worst possible scenarios. Proponents of an emerging allergy treatment say they can help by gradually exposing kids to the very food they’re allergic to. But as Alex Smith reports, critics are warning about the risks.

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Alex Smith is a health reporter for KCUR Radio and a contributor to Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News ServiceFollow him on Twitter.

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