Managing Pediatric Food Allergies

Hosted by Maria Lania-Howarth, MD

Allergies to food are on the rise. Today, more than 12 million people – roughly one in 25 Americans – are believed to be affected by one or more food allergies, according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.  Food allergies among young children are especially challenging, as children depend on adults in day care centers, schools and other settings to be educated about the nuances and dangers of food allergies until they are old enough to take responsibility for themselves.  Maria Lania-Howarth, MD, Allergy/Immunology Division Head, will answer your questions about diagnosing and managing food allergies in children during Health eTalk on Thursday, October 28.

Maria Lania-Howarth, MD, FACS, is Head of the Division of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology at Cooper University Hospital.  Dr. Lania-Howarth provides care to both adults and children, and specializes in asthma management.

Dr. Lania-Howarth earned her medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).  Her pediatric residency was performed at UMDNJ-University Hospital-Newark, where she also completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology.

Dr. Lania-Howarth has been repeatedly recognized as a “Top Doctor” by the Philadelphia and New Jersey media.  She is a well-known educator of fellows, residents, medical students, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals.  In addition, she regularly participates in community outreach and education about asthma and allergies, including as a speaker for the American Lung Association’s Family Asthma Program.

Dr. Lania-Howarth sees patients in Voorhees and Sewell, NJ.