Ticks and red meat allergy

From the Summer 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing patients in Southeastern states including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and spreading up the Eastern Seaboard along with the deer … Continued

What is a food allergy?

From the Summer 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

An allergic reaction to a food is a two-step process. The first time you’re exposed to a food allergen, your immune system makes specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to that allergen. The IgE antibodies circulate through your blood and attach … Continued