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Archive for January, 2013

Flipping the Lid On Food Allergies

Published January - 30 - 2013

By Sakina Bajowala, MD

This column is controversial, but I’m compelled to write it. I have seen too many terrified parents who have been led to believe that being in the same room, on a plane or at a birthday party as a peanut is going to kill their peanut-allergic child. Their children are fearful of classmates, friends and food…and now, in the name of good intentions, Read the rest of this entry »

ACE Team Spotlight: Food For Thought!

Published January - 30 - 2013

By Gary Fitzgerald

One chef drizzled coconut ginger sauce on a plate of rice pudding. Another blended papaya, mango, honeydew and strawberries into an ambrosia salad. A third topped a sugary gelatin with a fresh pineapple slice.

A scene from the reality TV cooking show “Top Chef”?

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A Soup To Warm the Soul

Published January - 30 - 2013

Spiced Pumpkin-Apple Soup

By Chef Michelle Austin

With cold weather and the holidays upon us, it’s time for more hearty cuisine. One of my favorite wintertime recipes is Spiced Pumpkin-Apple Soup.

Everyone recognizes the flavor profile of pumpkin with the traditional spices of nutmeg and cinnamon as the base for many dishes of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Flu Fight

Published January - 25 - 2013

By Gary Fitzgerald

First it was coughing. The next morning, it was fever. Symptoms only got worse from there. By the time I made my way to my doctor on call a day later, my body temperature had soared to 103.8!

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FRAZER, Pa., January 17, 2013 – Teva Respiratory has partnered with Apolo Anton Ohno and Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) to launch EIB All Stars – a national campaign and contest to raise awareness of a common, but little-known condition called Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

Published January - 16 - 2013

There is still time to protect your children and yourself from the flu in what remains of a severe influenza season.

“Everyone seems to know that the elderly are particularly vulnerable, but so too are children,” says William Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Severe complications are most common in children under age 2, and all children ages 6 months and older should be immunized.”

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Ask the Allergist: Measuring Inflammation

Published January - 4 - 2013

By David M. Lang, MD

What is exhaled nitric oxide testing?

Asthma symptoms – coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath – are driven by underlying inflammation in the airways. When we want to assess a person’s asthma, we can observe symptoms and test lung function with spirometry, Read the rest of this entry »