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Over the past 2 years, there have been some significant advances in the research on food allergies. With every 1 in 13 school-aged children having a food allergy, we need some answers! There are several different trials ongoing with peanut dust and peanut flour, mostly being done in New York and at Duke University, where…
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Is fall your allergy season? Did you know that where you live can have a major impact on your allergies? The Allergy Capitals is an annual research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to identify “the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies” during spring and fall. The Top Cities…
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Influenza vaccination (the “flu shot”) is recommended yearly by primary care physicians for at-risk patients, namely children, older adults, anyone with respiratory diseases, and anyone exposed to these persons. So, essentially, EVERYBODY. There are several forms available, but the most notable difference is the well-known “shot” or the “mist,” which is sniffed into the nose.…
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It’s backpack time again, with most schools in our area starting either this week or the next.  Everyone (me included) is scrambling to get those last items on the supply list.  Don’t forget to get your medications and school nursing forms ready too! For food allergy parents, this can be a very anxiety-provoking time, especially…
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Did you know that up to 90% of patients who think they are allergic to penicillin aren’t really allergic when assessed by skin testing? This means almost 9 out of every 10 patients who claim to have an allergy to penicillin aren’t really allergic and can safely take penicillin and related antibiotics. More aggressive antibiotics…
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Dr. Brauer has been closely following current research from the Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study. In this study, her colleagues have been monitoring children from birth and it seems they may be able to identify children at risk of asthma by pinpointing their childhood allergies. Risk factors for the development of asthma seem…
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