Friday, August 23, 2019

Allergy & Asthma

The Pros and Cons of Oral Immunotherapy

The constant fear of life-threatening reactions for patients with food allergies has prompted the medical community to explore oral immunotherapy, a controversial treatment that can result in remission.

First Ever Map of Lung Cells May Revolutionize Asthma...

This research could help scientists bring about normal lung function in asthmatic patients as well as those with other lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and COPD.

A Healthy Diet High in Omega-3 May Protect Inner-City...

Eating fatty acids may have a causal relationship to asthma symptoms in kids, a new study finds.

Early Onset of Spring Due to Climate Change Means...

Allergic rhinitis, better known as hay fever, is a common allergic condition that affects about 25 million people in the US at...

Penicillin Allergy Patients Can Safely Take Oral Challenge without...

Although many patients list a penicillin allergy on medical forms, these allergies are very often either unconfirmed or low-risk, researchers have learned....

Breathing Training Prevents Post-Op Pneumonia

The incidence of serious lung complications after major abdominal surgery was halved when patients saw a physiotherapist before their operation, learned breathing...

Ask the Allergist: How Do Biologics Work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSJ7TBo0xOI Q: My asthma is worsening. I recently read about new biologic medications. How do they work? And...

Ask the Allergist: Stepping Down Asthma Medication

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eHfnv_Y2F8 Q: I had a severe asthma flare that hospitalized me two years ago. My allergist boosted...

Ask the Allergist: Outgrowing a Food Allergy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKI0NDWUuNU Q: How do allergists determine if a child has outgrown a food allergen? Is testing safe...

How Healthcare Providers Can Utilize the Online Education, Resources,...

An Interview with Tonya Winders, CEO What do you see as the greatest challenges to professionals working in asthma...

Asthma in Healthcare

In its 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) the CDC identified healthcare workers as having the highest rates of asthma of any occupation in...

ACT Now: Put the Asthma Control Test in Primary...

Investigators have conducted an evidence-based project to implement the Asthma Control Test (ACT) -- a screening tool recommended by the National Heart,...

Dyspnea? Cough? Sputum? Pop Quiz on COPD

COPD: it is currently the world’s fourth leading cause of death and a major cause of chronic morbidity. And things are projected...
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