Maine Discovery Museum, EMMC Kick Off Monthly Education Sessions with Focus on Children’s Allergies


ThinkstockPhotos-77742030-LR.jpgAccording to the National Center for Health Statistics, children’s food and skin allergies have been on the rise, and respiratory allergies remain a common medical problem. Parents of children who suffer from confirmed or suspected allergies are invited to learn more about this topic at a special education session on Saturday, November 19 beginning at 11 am at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor.

“We will discuss how children’s allergies are diagnosed and treated as well as precautions of which to be aware,” says Colette Sabbagh, MD, a pediatrician at EMMC Pediatric Primary Care and the presenter of the session. “This session is appropriate for all parents, including those whose children have allergies, and those who simply want to learn more about a topic that could affect their children in the future. There will be plenty of time for questions.”

This session is the first in a monthly series of educational events at the Maine Discovery Museum that will feature EMMC pediatricians. On the third Saturday of each month, EMMC’s pediatricians will present information about a new subject that is chosen based on questions they receive in their practice, “hot topics” in the news, and suggestions from parents who attend the sessions.

Maine Discovery Museum staff will be on hand during the presentation to supervise children, so kids can be learning and having fun while their parents are attending the session. Standard museum admission fees apply; there is no additional charge for the education session and no admission charge for parents who attend without a child.