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For Kids with Both Asthma and Obesity, which Came First?

A new article in the September issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), examines the premise that obesity contributes to childhood asthma – rather...
28-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

You May Have to Watch What Your Fruits and Veggies Eat

People with food allergies always have to watch what they eat. Now, they may have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat, as it seems it’s possible to have an allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in food.
29-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Female Baby Boomers with Asthma? You May Need Help

Women over the age of 65 who have asthma, are also likely to have a range of other health-related issues which are barriers to them staying healthy. Among other things, this group of women tends to not make asthma a priority when caring for...
28-Jul-2014 7:30 AM EDT

New Guidelines Help Keep Asthma Out of “Yellow Zone”

New guidelines are available for allergists to help patients recognize when they’re asthma symptoms are worsening to put them at risk for requiring urgent care.
28-Jul-2014 7:30 AM EDT

Make Sure Your Kids and their Classrooms are Ready for Back-to-School

For parents of kids who have asthma and allergies, getting them ready to head back to school sometimes requires meetings with school administrators, teachers and nurses to develop a plan to ensure avoidance of triggers, and safe studying and eating.
31-Jul-2014 7:30 AM EDT

You’re Not Ready for Summer to End, but Ragweed’s Set to Pounce

Tips on how to handle fall allergies. Many people don’t realize that although ragweed-induced hay fever strikes around mid-August, they need to start taking their allergy medication two weeks before it hits, and keep taking it until two weeks...
22-Jul-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Breathe Easy and Don’t Scratch this Fourth of July

Activities surrounding the 4th of July can create health hazards for those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Smoke from fireworks can make it hard for those with asthma to breathe, and certain fresh fruits and vegetables can create an...
30-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Peanuts Don’t Panic Parents as Much as Milk and Eggs

A new study in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology examined 305 caregivers of children allergic to milk, egg, peanut or tree nut. The researchers were surprised to discover that milk and eggs, not peanuts, were the largest...
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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