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Documentary on Food Allergies Features RWJF Physician Faculty Scholar

Sep 19, 2013, 1:00 PM

Discovery Channel will air an encore of its medical documentary, “An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America,” on Saturday, September 21 at 8 a.m. ET. The program, which aims to raise awareness of food allergies as a serious and growing public health issue, features stories of families living with the potentially life-threatening condition.

The documentary features Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Physician Faculty Scholars alumna Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, who is an allergy researcher and mother of a child with egg, peanut, and tree nut allergies. Gupta wrote a post for the RWJF Human Capital Blog about the intersection of her professional and personal missions to keep children safe and raise awareness about food allergies.

The documentary is also available for viewing at www.discoverychannelpatienteducation.com and available for download on iTunes.

Learn more about the documentary.
Read Gupta’s post on the RWJF Human Capital Blog.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.