• Allergies, Asthma and Winter Holidays

    Allergies, Asthma and Winter Holidays

    With the arrival of winter, seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma sufferers can breathe relief as most outdoor allergens disappear until spring. But holiday gatherings and spending more time indoors exposes many people to different allergen triggers.

  • The Magic Molecule of Immunity?

    The Magic Molecule of Immunity?

    Allergy and asthma treatment is constantly evolving. New discoveries about the immune system help us understand how illnesses such as nasal allergy, asthma, eczema, hives and immune deficiency develop in some people and lead to new ways to diagnose and treat these conditions. Interestingly, findings from basic research on the immune system can have far reaching implications, leading to improvements in the treatment of many types of illnesses. A recent Wall Street Journal article describes research that will likely have such implications.

  • Have Asthma? You Likely Have an Allergy as Well

    Asthma is becoming an epidemic in the United States. The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma grows annually, with 26 million currently affected. According to a new study, nearly two-thirds or more of all asthmatics also have an allergy, which can make this spring season particularly bothersome. The study found that an astonishing 75 percent of asthmatic adults aged 20- to 40-years-old, and 65 percent of asthmatic adults aged 55 years and older, have at least one allergy.

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