Why Do Some People Develop Allergies as Adults?

Some children seem to outgrow allergies. But adults who have never had problems with pollen suddenly can start suffering the runny nose and itchy eyes of hay fever. To find out why, we turned to James Sublett, president-elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and a…

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Clearing the Air: United Allergy Services

President & CEO Nick Hollis is featured on the cover of NSIDE magazine, a Texas-based business and healthcare magazine. Click the link below for an online preview of the magazine or open the pdf of the cover and feature article.Online Link…

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The Case Against Antibacterial Soap

It's been ingrained in us since childhood. Don't want to get sick? Wash your hands with antibacterial soap. But the same compound we entrust to fend off the sniffles could actually be harming us—and creating an army of superbugs in the process. It's time to ban antibacterial soap. If that sounds…

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‘Allergy-Friendly’ Airline Is Now A Thing Thanks To Swiss International Air Lines

Swiss International Air Lines is taking one step toward a more allergy-friendly travel experience, and they mean business. The airline is the first of its kind to be certified as "allergy-friendly" by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation.

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Bless You: Allergy Sufferers Having A Worse Spring Than Normal

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Another health warning as an especially bad allergy season hits Maryland hard. Doctors are seeing a spike in cases–and it may be a result of that polar vortex we dealt with this winter. Christie Ileto has more on what’s being called the “pollen vortex.” If surviving winter’s…

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4 Ways To Pollen-Proof Your Workouts

There’s bad news for allergy sufferers this year: The so-called polar vortex has given way to a pollen vortex. “A long, harsh winter can lead to a tidal wave of pent-up pollen being released all at once,” says Michael Foggs, M.D., president of the American College of ­Allergy, Asthma and…

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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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7 Ways Pets Improve Your Health

When you come home to a purr or wagging tail at the end of a stressful day, the sudden wave of calm you feel isn’t just your imagination. Research suggests that your fluffy friend truly is good for your physical and mental health. “Pets often provide unconditional acceptance and love and they’re…

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How Climate Change Is Making Allergies Worse

Thanks to all the pollen in the air, I spent the last few weeks coughing, wheezing and blowing my nose. Austin is infamous for bad allergy seasons. We have three of them: fall, winter, and spring. In the summer, it’s too hot for pollen (but the heat gives me something else to complain about). Other…

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Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study

HealthDay News -- People with asthma could be at higher risk of bone loss, new research suggests.  But it's not clear how the two conditions might be related. "We know prolonged use of corticosteroids in the treatment of asthma is a risk factor of osteoporosis, but we haven't had definite data…

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Spring allergy relief: Here’s what to try first

New medications and old tricks can help ease that sneezing and sniffling. Sneezing, congestion, runny noses and itchy eyes. For people with seasonal nasal allergies — commonly known as hay fever — these symptoms are nothing new. They are as predictable as the explosion of tree pollen happening now…

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The Polar Vortex Is to Blame for This Year’s Brutal Allergy Season

Those cold snaps helped spawn a spring allergy season so intense that it already has its own headline-ready nickname: the "pollen vortex." One week ago, I purchased the first asthma inhaler I've owned since the 8th grade. I'd shown up at my doctor's office short of breath, and a lung function test…

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10 spots in your home where allergies can attack

Your home should be your safe haven, but if you're an allergy sufferer, it might actually be the source of your misery. Check out the interactive home tour, below, to see where in your house different allergens can lurk. And then follow the tips provided to do what you can to rid your house of any…

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Achoo! These cities are the worst for spring allergies

Which cities are the worst for Spring alergies? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranks communities based on pollen, the number of over-the-counter and prescription medications per patient, and the number of board-certified allergists per patient in the 100 most populous cities…

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10 best tips to ease spring allergies

Let's clear the air: Pollen is hard to escape, but there are common-sense steps you can take It's about that time: Temperatures rise, trees bloom and your nose starts to run. It itches, too; you keep sneezing or coughing, and your eyes won't stop watering. These are all signs of seasonal allergic…

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How to deal with allergies in the spring time

(CNN) — Tomorrow (Thursday, March 20th) is the first day of spring and whether warm temps greet you or you have a chill in the air - allergy season is fast approaching. Martha shade gives us some tips on how allergy sufferers can manage this time of year.

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Allergy Relief: 9 Ways To Prepare For Spring Allergies Inside And Outside The Home

The trees are mobilizing, the grass is greener, and the flowers blooming could only mean one thing: Spring is just around the corner, and so is allergy season. The sneezing, itchy-eyes, and congestion could lead allergy sufferers to long for the days of sleet and slush, but this doesn’t mean you…

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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sneezing

Cold and flu season may be winding down, but sneezing -- with allergies surely on the way -- is here to stay. We all do it, though some of us are more disruptively loud than others. It's a reflex we simply can't control. But other than the most obvious causes -- fresh pepper, anyone? -- how much do…

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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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Prevalence of allergies the same, regardless of where you live

In the largest, most comprehensive, nationwide study to examine the prevalence of allergies from early childhood to old age, scientists from the National Institutes of Health report that allergy prevalence is the same across different regions of the United States, except in children 5 years and…

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NPs offer a bright spot as primary care practices combat rising costs

ccording to a recent MGMA-ACMPE study (reported in the journal AAFP) over the last 11 years, the cost of running a medical practice in the United States has increased twice as quickly as the consumer price index. This surprising and dramatic gap underscores the significant financial challenges…

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Allergy symptoms arrive in Charlotte early this year

"I have been sneezing a lot more lately when I am out running or exercising," said Regina Harrison. As fall approaches, a lot of people suffer from allergies because of the change in weather, but people are noticing the symptoms: itchy and watery eyes, nasal congestion, coughing and sneezing much…

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Fall allergy season arrives, approaching early September peak

Ragweed season is upon us, pollen counts show, and is expected to peak over the next couple of weeks.

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Heavy Traffic Pollution, Wood Fire Smoke May Worsen Asthma Symptoms

A word of caution to asthma-sufferers: Living by busy streets could make your symptoms worse, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Melbourne found that heavy traffic pollution seemed to increase asthma symptoms by 80 percent and smoke from wood fires seemed to increase…

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Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese kids are more likely to struggle with asthma than kids of normal weight, according to a new review of more than 623,000 children.

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New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

With millions of children heading back to classrooms in the coming weeks, asthma and food allergies at school present serious concerns, but some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these chronic diseases.  A new report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of…

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How to best prepare and adapt for shared risk and value-based payment: Tips for practice managers

UAS president and CEO, Nick Hollis, was quoted in the most recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) members magazine. The article was an industry roundtable on valuable tips for practice managers. Please see the page in the magazine below where Nick is quoted. MGMA Connexion pg 57

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When Allergies Attack! Asthma and Allergies in America (Infographic)

Seeing how combating unhealthy air quality and allergies are the main factors Oransi builds our high quality HEPA air purifiers, we have compiled the most recent statistics on allergies and asthma in the U.S. to show you how important fresh, clean air is to millions of Americans. Some of the facts…

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Case Report: Allergic Rhinitis (AR)

Learning Objectives: 1. ) Better understand the seasonal and perennial allergies that Louisianans face, particularly in the summer.2. ) Learn more about allergy treatment options in the family practice setting.3. ) Understand the need for primary care providers to provide allergy care.Draft…

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Providers Prep for New Models of Care

Like it or not, a new healthcare landscape is taking shape that runs counter to just about every convention the industry has ever known. Instead of furnishing services and automatically getting paid, providers must demonstrate their value through outcomes. Rather than being hospital-centric,…

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