Line One: Food Allergies

This week’s  guest on Line One, Dr. Melinda Rathkopf, (right) takes a look food allergy. Some of the topics she and Dr. Thad Woodard will be discussing include: the immune system and its purpose, allergy and the purpose of the allergic response,  the difference between a food allergy and intolerance, testing for food allergy, and the common symptoms/disorders associated with food allergy. Participate in the conversation Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm on KSKA.

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Dr. Rathkopf  (MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI, FAAP) is board-certified in Allergy & Immunology and Pediatrics. Prior to joining the center, she was an active duty officer in the United States Air Force and spent nine years as an Air Force physician. Dr Rathkopf earned her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, before joining the military. She has been practicing in Anchorage since July of 2006. Dr. Rathkopf serves on many committees for the American Academy of Asthma and Allergy. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and is a nationally recognized speaker.

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, June 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT BROADCAST: Monday, June 22, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.


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