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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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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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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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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Cockroaches: Why They Are So Difficult to Control

The National Pest Management Association discusses five hardy characteristics of cockroaches FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, evolving into some of the most adaptable pests on Earth. Aside from their creepy appearance, cockroaches display some…

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Got allergies but still want pets?

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but household pets of all shapes, sizes and breeds can be an allergen nightmare for some families. Released today, the Allergen All-Star Pet Awards are here to help families concerned about allergens find the perfect companion.

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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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Becky Wilcox | People on the Move

Becky Wilcox, Chief Human Resources Officer  Date added: February 10, 2014 Submission Type: Promotion Current employer: United Allergy Services Current title/position: Chief Human Resources Officer Industry: Health Care Position level: C-Level Previous position: Director of Human Capital…

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Microscopic reasons why pets protect against allergies

(CNN) -- It's all about dogs, dust and microbes. Scientists have long known that kids who grow up with a pet, like a dog or cat, or live on a farm with plenty of livestock are less likely to develop asthma or allergies. They didn't know what exactly protected these kids, but speculated that it had…

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Holiday season triggers allergies

Getting out the boxes of holiday decorations from years gone by is a time-honored tradition. But in addition to stirring up memories, it also stirs up allergies."The dust from the boxes and on the decorations that have been packed away in dank basements or dusty attics is triggering reactions in…

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Antibiotic Use in Infancy Could Increase Risk of Asthma: Childhood asthma and allergies linked to antibiotic use during first two years

(dailyRx News) The number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. Different medical exposures during infancy may have something to do with the rising number.

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9 Spots Where Allergy Triggers Hide

You may think you’ve got allergy and asthma triggers under control in your own home. But do you really? Allergic Living helps root out some crafty culprits that have your household wheezing and sneezing:

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Got the sniffles? Migraines spike with allergies and hay fever, researchers find

CINCINNATI— People with migraine who also battle allergies and hay fever (rhinitis) endure a more severe form of headaches than their peers who struggle with migraine, but aren't affected by the seasonal or year-round sniffles, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC),…

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Study: Hay Fever More Commonly Found In Southern U.S. Kids

Children in the southern United States are more likely to suffer from hay fever, according to research conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI). Researchers looked at data from over 91,000 kids, finding that over 18 percent suffered from the disorder. Hay fever…

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Hidden Allergy Triggers In Your Home

Tis the season to avoid hidden allergy triggers so you can be freer to enjoy your home and family.

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The Top 10 Allergy Myths

Like getting in the ring and getting knocked around, allergies can take us down hard. It can be a battle to get through them but it’s nice to know what’s true and what’s false about allergies. Let’s tighten our gloves and do some allergy myth busting with the Top 10 Allergy Myths below! ### By Bob…

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Cat Allergies Double Among Asthma Sufferers, Study Reveals

The number of people with asthma who are allergic to cats is on the rise -- it's doubled over 18 years, a new study finds. "From 1976 to 1994, positive allergy skin tests in people with asthma have increased significantly," study author Dr. Leonard Bielory said in a news release from the American…

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To prevent allergic reactions, you might try washing bed pillows and microwaving fruit

The fall allergy season is in full swing and will be with us until early frost chills the air. Ragweed allergy, or hay fever, brings symptoms that include sneezing; stuffy or runny nose; itchy eyes, nose and throat; and trouble sleeping. There is a lot of conventional wisdom about allergies and how…

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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 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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Alternative Business Models Keep Doctors in Business and Thriving

As doctors weigh whether to stay in their practices or become employed in a group practice or at a hospital, they’re increasingly looking to alternative business models in order to remain – and thrive. “Especially as the industry evolves, physicians and practice staff may be looking at alternative…

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Reduced Physician Compensation and Other Trends in Primary Care

Primary care forms the backbone of the nation’s healthcare system, providing patients with information about preventive and self-care strategies and ideally coordinating care with specialists and other providers. Yet as 32 million more Americans prepare to join the ranks of the insured, the country…

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The opportunity for in-office allergy testing and treatment

In an age when many physician practices face tightening business margins, some are exploring new services they may be able to offer patients. One such area is the in-office treatment of patients who suffer from allergic rhinitis.

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Partnering with an Outside Specialist

Some days, even Andrew Minigutti, MD, forgets that his practice’s allergy specialist isn’t one of his actual employees. Instead, she is an outside employee working out of Minigutti’s Plano, Texas practice to the benefit of not only the patients, but the doctors as well.

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United Allergy Services Teams Up with the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative As an Executive Committee Member

San Antonio, Texas — October 3, 2012 — United Allergy Services (UAS)™, the leading healthcare services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced it has joined the Patient-Centered Primary…

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Dealing with allergies in the Allergy Capital

Knoxville ranks first in the nation, but no one is cheering. Instead, many of us are reaching for tissue, over-the-counter antihistamines, and a neti pot.

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