National Jewish Health Pediatrician to Discuss Prevention of Childhood Allergies

OCTOBER 15, 2019

NEW YORK — National Jewish Health Pediatric Food Allergy Program Director Bruce J. Lanser, MD, is the featured speaker at three upcoming “Dialogue with a Doc” events in New York City, Scarsdale and Tarrytown, New York.

Dr. Lanser will speak about the significant increase in food allergies among American children and what is commonly called the “allergic march.” The allergic march begins with the development of eczema as an infant, followed by food allergies. While there are currently no treatments to interrupt or prevent the allergic march, doctors at National Jewish Health recommend methods to help manage the progression of the allergic march. “We believe that cures for many allergy-related skin, food and respiratory conditions are within reach,” said Dr. Lanser.

Parents, pediatricians, health care providers and allergy affinity groups are invited to attend these free events. Registration is required.

The events are:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Marlene Meyerson JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St., New York City

  • Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, New York

  • Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Shames JCC on the Hudson, 371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, New York

National Jewish Health is the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The institution is home to one of the leading allergy-immunology programs in the United States, conducting leading-edge research to determine the causes and develop increasingly more effective treatments for individuals living with allergic diseases.

For more information about Dr. Lanser, visit For additional information about the “Dialogue with a Doc” events, call Rhonda Schonfeld at 212.868.3062.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 124 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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