Asthma Can Be Deadly!

But it doesn’t have to be. The recent death of child Broadway actress Laurel Griggs from asthma made the news this past week. Many do not realize that asthma can be a fatal disease despite the fact that 3,500 to 5,000 Americans die each year from acute asthma attacks and countless others go to the … Continued

Epinephrine! Epinephrine!! Epinephrine!!!

“My Kingdom for Epinephrine” Anaphylaxis is a severe, sometimes fatal, systemic (generalized) allergic reaction that is estimated to affect up to 2% of the general population. Causes of anaphylaxis include foods, particularly peanuts, followed by tree nuts, shellfish & freshwater fish, among others. Less frequent causes of anaphylaxis include medications and insect stings, such as … Continued

What are the Benefits of Allergy Shots?

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system sees a substance, like pollen, dust mites or animal danders, as harmful and overreacts to it. More than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies each year; it is the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. Though allergies can develop at any age, they typically … Continued