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James Sublett Installed as ACAAI President, Bryan Martin Elected President-Elect

James L. Sublett, M.D., Louisville, Kentucky, was installed president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta on Nov. 10. Bryan L. Martin, DO, Columbus, Ohio, was elected...
28-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

2014’s Famous “Pollen Vortex” Didn’t Happen

Last year’s long, harsh winter was brutal, and caused some experts to predict the “polar vortex” would turn into the “pollen vortex,” and make allergy sufferers more miserable than ever before. But the “pollen vortex” didn’t happen...
28-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Best Treatments for Allergic Conditions? Some Doctors Don’t Even Know

Some doctors don’t know fact from fiction when it comes to treating allergies.
28-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Does Father Really Know Best? Maybe Not When it Comes to Controlling Asthma

According to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, teens and caregivers have different levels of asthma health literacy, and teens don’t necessarily get their information...
28-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Orange is not the New Black: Just Highly Allergenic for One Toddler

According to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, a two and-a-half year-old girl in Pennsylvania suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to eating an...
28-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Emergency Supplies of Epinephrine in Schools Save Lives

According to a new study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, stock epinephrine was used on 38 children and adults in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) during the 2012-13 school year...
28-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Indoor Air Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Children’s Lungs

News Brief: According to a study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta, November 6-10, increased levels of asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever) were found in...
28-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Asthma vs. COPD, Similar Symptoms – Different Causes and Treatment

According to a presentation at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, as many as 50 percent of older adults with obstructive airway disease have overlapping characteristics of asthma and COPD. And...
28-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

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