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May 19, 2010

Common allergy tests could yield false positives
WRAL-TV (CBS/Raleigh)
...The most common food allergy exams are a skin prick test to look for a skin reaction to certain foods or a blood test to look for certain antibodies associated with allergies. But neither test is more than 50 percent reliable. “We are very well aware of the fact that tests that we have for food allergies are fraught with what we call ‘false positives,’” said Dr. Maya Jerath, an allergist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Magazine salutes a Port City survivor (Blog)
The Star News (Wilmington)
Endeavors, a publication of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill includes a profile of Wilmington resident Howell Graham in its Spring 2010 issue. Howell, a cystic fibrosis patient, underwent a double-lung transplant on Oct. 8, 1990, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill — the first such procedure on a CF patient at the medical center.


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