Your 12 worst allergy mistakes

Allergies are the worst. A stuffy nose, itchy eyes, coughing, and other allergy symptoms can make life a misery. But is your own cluelessness contributing to the problem? Here are the 12 biggest mistakes people make when it comes to allergies -- and the smart ways to avoid them. There, don't you…

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Top 100 Spring Allergy Cities

As spring arrives, flowers bloom and airborne pollen molecules bring allergy sufferers misery. To kick off the spring season, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released a list of the top 100 U.S. allergy capitals.

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How to survive a worse-than-usual allergy season

Allergy sufferers dread hearing the following words: “It’s going to be the worst allergy season ever!” So, how is spring 2013 shaking out? Unfortunately, it’s true. This likely will be one the worst allergy seasons to date due to an explosion of powerful pollens brought on by climate change and…

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Surviving, Thriving, as an Independent Physician

Many physicians today are faced with the difficult decision of remaining in an independent practice or accepting an offer to be bought out (swallowed up?) by a hospital or large medical group. It would seem physicians are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

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Global warming brings on more pollen

With global warming, temperature extremes are becoming a norm -- and that's bad news for allergy sufferers. In a single century, our planet went from one of the coldest decades since the last ice age to one of the hottest. That hasn't happened in the last 11,300 years, according to a recent study…

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Spring-Clean Allergens Away: Reduce seasonal allergy symptoms by targeting your home’s hot spots

Allergy sufferers know that the arrival of spring also means the start of sneezing, wheezing and other seasonal symptoms; according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, more than 35 million people are affected by seasonal allergies. Aside from reaching for meds, you can…

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What you Don’t Know About Spring Allergies can Cause You Misery

Chirping birds won’t be the only thing heard in the coming spring months. More than 40 million Americans will be sneezing and wheezing thanks to seasonal allergies. And according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), if spring comes early again this year, allergy…

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Allergy season expected to arrive early, hit hard

You might want to start stocking up on the nasal decongestants. Allergy season is expected to arrive early and hit hard. This winter’s roller coaster ride of temperatures has created a perfect storm.  When you have really warm days and then really cold days and then warm days again, you get really…

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Allergy Season To Be Intense & Early This Year

If you have allergies, the worst season could be on our doorstep. While it's chilly outside, doctors are expecting seasonal allergies to arrive early this year, and much more intense. Experts said you can blame the weather and the temperature roller coaster.

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7 Tips to Transform Your Patient Base: Effective methods for tweaking your roster

There are many reasons why a medical practice might want to transform its patient base. Maybe you want to increase the profitability of your practice by attracting a different demographic or you want to enhance your offerings and expand your reach into the community. Perhaps you’ve become intrigued…

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8 Tips for Fall Allergy Relief

United Allergy Labs Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Frederick Schaffer, M.D., board certified allergist and immunologist, was recently featured in EverydayHealth.com. Fall allergies have you hiding out in your home? Get back to enjoying the great outdoors with these allergy management tips.

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Has Climate Change Increased Seasonal Allergies?

A recent study suggests that severe seasonal changes may lead to higher levels of outdoor airborne allergens and increased allergy susceptibility.

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The nose knows it’s a bad allergy season

“Everyone always has a reason to think the current year is the worst year ever for allergies,” said Dr. David Rosenstreich, director of the allergy and immunology division at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. But this year those complaints really do have some merit, he added.

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Asthma: Providing Relief for Your Patients

Approximately 34 million people in the United States suffer from the wheezing and discomfort of asthma. Affecting patients of all ages, advancing research into the treatment of asthma is providing promising results for sufferers.

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Heat Wave Especially Horrible for People with Certain Illnesses

Besides being hot and sticky, Lisa McDavid of Drexel, N.C., said, “I get really tired, can’t breathe out of my nose and my chest starts hurting.” McDavid suffers from seasonal allergies, a deviated septum and mitral valve prolapse, a condition that causes one of the heart valves to not close…

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5 Ways Americans’ Allergies Are Getting Worse

Allergies are going nowhere but up. One in five Americans now suffer from allergies, accounting for 17 million doctors appointments and 30,000 emergency room visits each year. And the numbers are on the rise, according to a large new study from the medical testing and information company Quest…

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