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Reducing Peanut Allergy Risks in Children

( - New prevention and treatment approaches can reduce serious health risks due to peanut allergy in children, according to an article in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:06:28 AM

A Little Preparation Means Sending Your Allergic Camper Off with Confidence This Summer

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL (February 14, 2018) – Sending your “baby” with allergies or asthma off to sleepaway camp can be stressful.

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:29:31 AM

Guidelines Support Telemedicine as an Effective Tool for Allergists

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.  – Since its beginning more than 40 years ago when 500 patient consultations were conducted by interactive television, demand for telemedicine has continued to increase.

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:41:21 AM

Want Romance This Valentine's Day? Help Your Sweetie Avoid Allergy and Asthma Triggers

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – Romance is the name of the game on Valentine’s Day, and keeping sneezing, wheezing and watery eyes out of the mix helps put everyone more in the mood for love.

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:11:57 PM

Allergens Widespread in Largest Study of U.S. Homes

( -  Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date.

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:56:21 AM

Heads-up on Holiday Allergies (VIDEO)

( - For a person with allergies, the holiday season can create challenges. Decorated trees,  roaring fires and a plate of Christmas cookies can lead to problems.

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:41:39 PM

Identify Six Genes Driving Peanut Allergy Reactions

( - New York –December 5, 2017 –– Mount Sinai researchers have identified six genes that activate hundreds of other genes in children experiencing severe allergic reactions to peanuts.

Dec 5, 2017 - 10:44:19 AM

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Linked to Reduced Allergy Risk

( - Allergic diseases such as asthma and rhinitis are common and often debut in childhood. Today we know that disease risk is affected by both hereditary and environmental factors.

Dec 5, 2017 - 8:55:37 AM

Asthma and Food Allergies Predictable at Age One

( - Hamilton, ON, November 15, 2017 — Children at one year old who have eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) and are sensitized to an allergen are seven times more likely than other infants to develop asthma, and significantly more likely to have a food allergy by age three.

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:13:30 AM

Allergy Amplifier Implicated in Asthma Also Intensifies Food Allergy

( - LA JOLLA, CA—Almost eight percent of children under three years old and four percent of adults suffer food allergies, which trigger not only discomfiting symptoms like dermatitis and diarrhea....

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:23:46 AM

Two Meds Not Always Better than One for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (November 7, 2017)
- In a newly updated clinical practice guideline, published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergists offer practical advice on the best types and amounts of medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Nov 7, 2017 - 10:41:09 AM

Food Allergy Lab Fits on Your Keychain
( - More than 50 million Americans have food allergies and often just trace amounts of allergens can trigger life-threatening reactions.
Oct 27, 2017 - 11:41:00 AM

What Pediatricians Tell Parents About Early Peanut Introduction to Prevent Allergy

( - BOSTON, MA (October 27, 2017) – Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren’t being discussed.

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:57:56 AM

Are Your Kids with Allergies and Asthma Ready for Halloween?

( - Some kids like to be scared on Halloween, while others prefer to grab the candy and run. No kid enjoys allergy and asthma symptoms.

Oct 4, 2017 - 11:49:45 AM

Allergies? Exhausted Regulatory T Cells May Play a Role

( - Researchers have evidence that the specialized T cells responsible for maintaining a balanced immune response are vulnerable to exhaustion that disrupts normal functioning and may even contribute to allergic reactions.

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:55:00 AM

Fighting Fall Allergies? Bring it.

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – It may seem as though every fall your allergies get the best of you rather than you coming out on top. Sneezing, wheezing, runny noses and itchy eyes can leave you feeling run down and defeated.

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:35:42 AM

Immune Cells May Be Key to Better Allergy, Infection Therapies

( - ITHACA, N.Y. – By learning how a recently discovered immune cell works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections

Aug 7, 2017 - 10:39:03 AM

4 Tips Help You Prep for Allergies Before School Starts

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (August 1, 2017) – School supplies? Check. New shoes? Check. Allergies and asthma under control? Let’s go over the list one more time to make sure you and your child are ready for the school year.

Aug 1, 2017 - 11:17:14 AM

Half of Kids Who Needed Epinephrine Didn't Get It Before Trip to the Emergency Room

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (July 12, 2017 ) – Anyone suffering a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) should receive epinephrine as quickly as possible.

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:03:51 AM

Pharmacists Knew More About Penicillin Allergy Than MDs

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (June 13, 2017 ) – If you have gone through life avoiding certain antibiotics because you think you’re allergic to penicillin....

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:56:42 AM

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Global Warming May Cause Spike in Asthma, Allergy Symptoms

( - Bethesda, Md. — A new study finds that exposure to a widespread outdoor fungus can increase cell damage (oxidative stress) in the airways.

Jun 8, 2017 - 3:40:50 PM

How Global Warming Is Making Allergies Worse

( - DENVER, CO – There may be different opinions about the causes of climate change, but experts say there is no denying its existence – and the effects are nothing to sneeze at.

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:58:27 AM

Memories of Summer Camp Should be Filled with Joy, Not Allergy Symptoms

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL (April 26, 2017) – It can be nerve-wracking, as well as exhilarating for kids to go to summer camp for the first time.

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:50:23 AM

Air Pollution May Directly Cause Those Year-Round Runny Noses

( - Although human population studies have linked air pollution to chronic inflammation of nasal and sinus tissues....

Apr 18, 2017 - 12:33:44 PM

Parents Struggle with Choosing Allergy Medicine for Their Children

( - As allergy season kicks into high gear, many parents are likely searching for over-the-counter medications to help relieve children of symptoms like sneezing, coughing and congestion.

Apr 17, 2017 - 10:50:26 AM

Allergy Season is Here

( - Although the snow has barely melted, Dr. Todd Falcone, an ENT specialist at UConn Health, says allergy season has already arrived.

Apr 4, 2017 - 11:36:36 AM

False Start Could Lead to Unpredictable Allergy Season

( - The good news for those who suffer from seasonal allergies is that the misery may be delayed by the snow and cold that crept in mid-March.

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:22:23 PM

Spring Allergy Season is Here: Q&A with an Emory Allergist

( - ATLANTA - With the spring allergy season well underway, Emory Healthcare allergist Marissa Shams, MD, demonstrates how to properly use a nasal steroid spray....

Mar 30, 2017 - 1:02:35 PM

Are Tree Nut Allergies Diagnosed Too Often?

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (March 27, 2017)
– Many patients with a history of a single tree nut allergy are told to avoid all other tree nuts. But is that necessary?

Mar 27, 2017 - 10:16:36 AM

Mouse Arrest

( - The results of a new study reveal that a professional pest management intervention was no better in decreasing asthma symptoms in children allergic to mice....

Mar 7, 2017 - 12:10:43 PM

10 Tips to Keep “achoos” from Interrupting Your “I do’s.”

( - You want your wedding day to be memorable for all the right reasons.

Mar 7, 2017 - 11:22:54 AM

Warm Temps Mean Spring Allergies are Here

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (February 23, 2017) – Nobody said spring allergies would be fun, but you never thought it would be this bad.

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:21:51 AM

Get Ahead Of Allergies

( - Don’t wait for allergy season to arrive to do something to avoid the health problems that allergies can cause.

Feb 9, 2017 - 8:58:25 AM

New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Hold Great Promise

( - VIENNA, Va., Jan. 5, 2017 -- New peanut allergy guidelines announced today by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) offer the promise .....

Jan 5, 2017 - 9:16:14 AM

African-American, White, Latino Children Have Different Food Allergen Profiles

( - Researchers have found that both African-American and Latino children have significantly higher rates of corn, shellfish and fish allergies than white children

Dec 27, 2016 - 10:53:47 AM

African-American, White and Latino Children Have Different Food Allergen Profiles

( - Researchers have found that both African-American and Latino children have significantly higher rates of corn, shellfish and fish allergies than white children, confirming that race and ethnicity play an important role in how people are affected by food allergy.

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:35:27 AM

Say Yes to Holiday Flair, Not Allergic Flares

( - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (November 17, 2016) – Holiday decorations are starting to appear, reminding us that Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas will soon be upon us.

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:18:50 PM

How To Handle Allergies at Food-Focused Holidays

( - DENVER, CO --  More than any other time of year, fall and winter offer a succession of holidays that are often food-focused.

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:58:27 PM

New Target Identified To Combat Deadly Allergic Reactions

( - Researchers in France have identified a molecular motor that controls the release of inflammatory factors that cause severe and fatal allergic reactions.

Oct 24, 2016 - 11:35:12 AM

Fall Favorites That Can Cause Chaos On Your Health

( - DENVER, CO — Fall is a fun time of year, but for many people it is full of allergy triggers that make their breathing problems worse.

Oct 12, 2016 - 10:54:56 AM

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