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American Mothers Seriously Concerned About Childhood Allergies, Siemens Survey Reveals
Date:7/20/2009

nsus regions. Participants answered questions based upon their current level of knowledge and perception of allergies and testing today. The survey is part of Siemens' ongoing campaign to educate parents about ways to better screen, diagnose and manage allergies.

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