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Pet ownership may be a good way to boost your baby's health

Can pet ownership help boost a baby’s respiratory health? In this week's Your Pregnancy Matters, discover how your furry friends may help lower a child’s risk of allergies and asthma.

Allergic to penicillin? There’s a 90% chance that’s not true

More than 90 percent of patients who believe they are allergic to penicillin actually aren’t. This is a serious concern, particularly during pregnancy. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, allergy expert David Khan, M.D., discusses penicillin allergy testing and antibiotic safety.

So, you think you’re allergic to penicillin?

Recent studies, including one conducted at UT Southwestern, discovered most people who think they are allergic to penicillin are not actually allergic to the drug.