Published March 06, 2009
Researchers from Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge, England reported in this month's edition of the journal, Allergy, that by studying a small group of peanut-allergic children, they have found a possible way of reducing the risks associated with accidental peanut ingestion.
Published February 04, 2009
Many of us don't realize that we spend about one-third of each day at home (except less for workaholics) and during this time we are exposed to potential indoor allergens.
Published January 29, 2009
Ever since the early '70s, we have been on the universal precautions bandwagon.
Published January 21, 2009
Hey, guess what? You have probably been eating foods colored by ground-up insects for quite sometime now. I'm sure you did not know this. Carmine (a red food coloring made from beetles) has been used as a coloring agent in many foods from yogurt, ice cream, juices, candies, and even in cosmetics.
Published January 16, 2009
Our soon-to-be First Family faces a personal struggle that millions of other American families face every day_ Their daughter suffers from allergies.
Published January 06, 2009
Winter dryness can really wreak havoc when it comes to your eyes, nose and skin this time of year. I have found that a little planning for this annual event where the air is quite dry (both indoors and outside) throughout the country can prevent unwanted symptoms.
Published December 22, 2008
A new study published in the December issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI)found a higher likelihood of anaphylaxis, or severe and/or life-threatening allergic reactions than previously reported.
Published December 16, 2008
It's time for the old end-of-year office party or family holiday dinner. During the holiday season the likelihood that you will ingest high-risk foods that may cause allergic reactions is at an all-time high. So if you are one of the estimated 11 million people affected by food allergies, focus on being a label detective in order to avoid these potentially hazardous ordeals.
Published December 08, 2008
The Yule log is burning in the fireplace and various holiday ornaments are back in use for the holiday season. This is a particularly tricky time for those affected by indoor allergies, sinus problems, asthma and other respiratory disorders. Each year my staff and I take the extra time to educate our allergy sufferers and better prepare them for the onslaught of holiday and winter-time allergies.
Published December 02, 2008
Winter is on it's way, and allergies don't stop there. Here are some room by room tips to help you cope with winter allergies!