Food allergies come in all flavors – from annoying to life-threatening. In this edition of Ask the Allergist, Dr. Richard Weber, president elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and a board-certified allergist at National Jewish Research, discusses those at the lower Read the rest of this entry »
Allergies are a major cause of illness in the United States, affecting as many as 50 million people—about one in five. Most do not know exactly what causes their symptoms or how to treat them effectively. In this edition of Ask the Allergist, Dr. Stanley Fineman, 2012 president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology talks about how allergy testing and immunotherapy can help.
Anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, can be caused by insect stings, latex, foods, and medications. An anaphylactic response occurs rapidly, often beginning within seconds or minutes of exposure to the allergen – but it can be stopped with the right medication. In this edition of Ask the Allergist, Dr. Dana Wallace, 2011 president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, talks about how to recognize and treat symptoms fast. Read the rest of this entry »
Are your kids sidelined with asthma, struggling to keep up with friends, always the last one picked on the team? Well, not all of us are born athletes, but being active is important, especially for kids with asthma. With us today to share his expertise on the subject is allergist James Sublett.
National Asthma Guidelines say people with asthma should see their healthcare provider and review their asthma symptoms at regularly scheduled follow-up visits – not just when they’re sick. Nationally recognized asthma educator Carol Jones, RN, talks about why this is important – and how it can actually keep you healthy and save time and money.
When a woman becomes pregnant, one of her first priorities is to keep her baby safe and healthy. But what if the expectant mom has asthma? Will breathing problems or the medications she takes to treat them affect the baby? AANMA president and founder Nancy Sander posed that question – and more – to Stanley Fineman, MD, a board-certified allergist from Atlanta, Georgia, in this edition of Ask the Allergist.
Parents of children with asthma and other respiratory issues are on special alert this flu season with H1N1 on everyone’s radar. AANMA spoke with David Callahan, MD, a flu and asthma specialist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about how to keep your children healthy and how to treat them most effectively if they get sick. Listen to Dr. Callahan’s answers and more guidance in the new podcast, part of AANMA’s helpful offerings developed especially for parents of young children.
Every breath we take contains millions of particles of dust, allergens, chemicals, pollutants and other tiny molecules. And while pollen and outdoor air pollution get most of the attention, Environmental Protection Agency – or EPA – studies show that pollutant levels inside homes and buildings are two to five times higher than outside! Read the rest of this entry »
El aire que respiramos contiene millones de partículas de polvo, alérgenos, químicos, contaminantes y otras pequeñas moléculas microscópicas. Y mientras el polen y la contaminación exterior se llevan toda la atención, estudios realizados por la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés), indican que el nivel de contaminación al interior de hogares y edificios es dos a tres veces más alto que el de espacios abiertos. Read the rest of this entry »