5 interesting cases of allergic cross-reactivity

5 interesting cases of allergic cross-reactivityFebruary 2, 2018 Allergy sufferers cope with their sensitivities in a number of ways, from over-the-counter medication and immunotherapy treatment to simple avoidance. Yet, even if a person was to employ every known method of avoidance, it’s still…

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Christmas Tree Syndrome

Christmas Tree SyndromeNovember 30, 2017 One of the early signs the holidays are coming is the sight of Christmas trees popping up in homes around your neighborhood. For some, that means pulling an artificial tree out of a box; for others, it means heading to the nearby tree farm to pick up a real…

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How to Minimize Dog Shedding

How to Minimize Dog SheddingJune 2, 2017

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May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness MonthMay 2, 2017 The facts are staggering: 1 in 5 Americans are affected by Asthma and Allergies1. 1 in 10 children have asthma2. Asthma and Allergy are the leading cause of missed school and work days3. We are all familiar with the typical allergy symptoms;…

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Mylan Issues a Voluntary Recall for Epi Pen and Epi Pen Jr.

Mylan Issues a Voluntary Recall for Epi Pen and Epi Pen Jr.April 13, 2017 As of March 31, 2017, Mylan Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall for Epi Pen and Epi Pen Jr, epinephrine autoinjectors, from 13 specified lots. FILE – In this July 8, 2016, file photo, a pharmacist holds a…

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Empowering Physicians to Fight Seasonal Allergies with Immunotherapy

Empowering Physicians to Fight Seasonal Allergies with ImmunotherapyJune 1, 2015 “UAS is providing a way for primary care physicians to test and treat their patients with chronic allergic symptoms in a way that is safe and effective, while improving their quality of life.” Here, John…

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NEW PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE DEMONSTRATES SAFETY OF SELF-ADMINISTERED ALLERGY SHOTS

NEW PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE DEMONSTRATES SAFETY OF SELF-ADMINISTERED ALLERGY SHOTSDecember 17, 2014 (Dec. 16, 2014) SAN ANTONIO – United Allergy Services (UAS) ®, a leading healthcare services company assisting family physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and…

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Allergy season not quite over yet

Sneezing, itchy nose and watery eyes — each a symptom of allergic rhinitis. Coined “hay fever” after farmers would commonly experience these fever-type symptoms working out in the fields, seasonal allergies has symptoms country boy Craig Anderson has experienced all his life. “We would play in the…

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Ragweed, not goldenrod, to blame for allergies

Goldenrod is a recognized sight this time of year with its showy yellow flowers held high on stems moving back and forth by autumn winds. A field full of these vivid yellow blossoms is a sight to see with a bright blue fall sky as a background. But too often this plant is blamed for the sneezing,…

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Allergy Sufferers Beware

There's something in the air that's sickening many people with allergies. We spoke to the allergy experts and found out how the weather is to be blamed. San Antonio During a drought, pollen counts are not as high mainly because the trees aren't healthy enough to produce pollen. But with all the…

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Allergy Sufferers Beware

There's something in the air that's sickening many people with allergies. We spoke to the allergy experts and found out how the weather is to be blamed. San Antonio During a drought, pollen counts are not as high mainly because the trees aren't healthy enough to produce pollen. But with all the…

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Fall Allergies Expected To Be In Full Force

Flowers are no longer blooming, but that doesn’t mean allergies aren’t still in the air. If you’re sneezing more, a fall allergy might be triggering your problem.

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8 Solutions For Miserable Mid-Workout Issues

Your nose outruns you Just as you look at the weather forecast before exercising outside, allergy sufferers should get in the habit of checking the pollen count. (The Weather Channel, for example, routinely predicts this.) If an alert has been issued for your area, Frederick M. Schaffer, MD, chief…

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5 ways to tame seasonal allergies

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 40 million Americans are afflicted with seasonal allergies. NurseWise, a national multilingual nurse triage and health education provider, has assembled a few helpful tips to help you proactively manage your exposure and response to…

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Recent storms may cause a spike in allergy suffering

PHOENIX -- Like many people in the valley, Stephanie Rusden suffers from allergies. "[I'm] always stuffed up, eyes are always red and so I have to worry about that," Rusden said. To get by, she has to do a couple of different things. "I try Claritin, but it doesn't really help, and then I take…

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Study finds thunderstorms worsen asthma, allergy symptoms

In one of the first studies of its kind done in the United States, a University of Georgia professor teamed up with faculty at Emory University to research the effect thunderstorms can have on people with asthma and allergies.

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Achoo: Seasonal allergies on the rise

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The feeling of Autumn is already in the air…but so is pollen. Seasonal allergies, otherwise known as "hay fever" has nothing to do with hay nor fever. Symptoms are similar to the common cold including sneezing, itchy throat and runny or stuffy nose. According to Dr. Rajiv…

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The Gross Truth About How Often You Should Replace Your Pillow

The question: How often should I replace my pillow? The answer: Nearly 70 percent of people say a comfortable pillow is very important to a good night's sleep, but many of us make a crucial mistake when it comes to our favorite pillows: We're keeping them for way too long.

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Heavy rains bring bad news for allergy sufferers

The heavy rains this monsoon season have been great for New Mexico. Putting a major league dent in the drought, along with making the state look greener, but it's been very bad for allergy sufferers.

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Allergy Update: Preparing for your child for Back to School

UAS is in the news! UAS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Frederick Schaffer shares information on preparing children for back to school. The article is featured in the July/August 2014 issue of NSIDE magazine, a Texas-based business and healthcare magazine. See the PDF and online preview below. NSIDE…

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Medical Corner: 10 tips to help allergy sufferers

An estimated 36 million Americans are keeping their tissue boxes close at hand with the peak of the allergy season upon us. The budding trees, grass and weeds mark another battle against sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and congestion for allergy sufferers.

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Family Medicine Services Can Increase Access to Allergy Care

UAS Advisory Board Member Bernice Gonzalez, MD, of Vital Life Wellness Center in San Antonio, has written an article that focuses on expanding access to allergy treatment through the primary care setting as part of the June issue’s theme, “The Fate of Specialties.” Please see attached for a copy of…

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The Most Challenging Places to Live With Asthma

The Asthma Capitals™ is an annual research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America® (AAFA) to identify "the most challenging places to live with asthma." This report provides a summary of factors used to compare and rank the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. Visit us online to learn how…

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Two-Thirds of Americans Suffer from Allergies but Only Half See a Physician

Sneezing, Coughing & Itchy, Watery Eyes? Relief from Allergy Symptoms Begins When Patients Discuss Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment with Their Primary Care Physician SAN ANTONIO, April 23, 2014 – According to a recent national survey, while two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans suffer from…

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The 10 Worst Cities For Spring 2014 Allergies

Despite the lingering chilly temperatures and persistent threats of snowfall, millions of Americans have started heading to their doctors with itchy, watery eyes, runny noses, headaches, difficulty breathing and more of the classic symptoms of seasonal allergies. For the nearly 45 million Americans…

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Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats: Interaction of two ingredients could cause serious side effects, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter sinus and pain remedies that combine two common ingredients -- phenylephrine and acetaminophen -- might cause serious side effects such as high blood pressure, dizziness and tremors, New Zealand researchers warn.

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United Allergy Services launches mobile healthcare app to encourage patient medication adherence.

‘myAllergyPal’ Allows Patients Undergoing Immunotherapy Treatment to Track Symptoms, Medication and Medical Appointments SAN ANTONIO, March 6, 2014 – United Allergy Services (UAS), a leading healthcare services company that enables family physicians, pediatricians and health systems to deliver safe…

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Immunotherapy Best for Chronic Rhinitis

SAN DIEGO -- Treating allergic rhinitis with immunotherapy appeared to reduce the risk of chronic upper respiratory conditions, a Medicaid study showed. Treatment for those conditions was three-fold more likely to decline in the 18 months after immunotherapy than in matched patients treated for…

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Pollen Allergies Rise During Spring in South Florida

For many South Florida children, March brings pollen allergy symptoms.  As trees and grass blossom, they release pollens that can trigger a reaction in your child's immune system, leading to sneezes, coughs, itchy eyes or more serious allergic reactions.

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Is It a Cold or Winter Allergies?

If you’re sniffling and sneezing this winter, you might think it’s a winter cold or flu — but it could be allergies. “In the winter, most of the allergies that you’re going to suffer from are going to be indoor allergies — mold, cockroaches, dust mites and animal dander,” Joan Lehach, M.D., an…

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