Monthly Archives: March 2011

Asthma is an extremely common problem in the United States.

Asthma is an extremely common problem in the United States. Along with problems like emphysema and bronchitis, more than fifteen million Americans are affected, that’s one in every fifteen people you know. Asthma is probably even more common than is … Continue reading

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National Allergy Meeting 2011

At the 2011 American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology both Dr. Carr and Dr. Berger presented new data in the fields of allergic rhinitis and asthma.  Dr. Berger reviewed the value of asthma control and improved sleep in children.  … Continue reading

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Cough and Asthma

One of the most common symptoms of asthma is cough.  In fact chronic cough is something you should definitely have evaluated for the possibility of chronic lung disease.  As noted below, asthma is a combination of airway inflammation and airway … Continue reading

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Peanut Allergy

There has been promising new work on a oral immunotherapy or desensitization to peanuts.  In the initial studies patients started with a very low level of peanut protein, in a very controlled fashion.  Initial amounts were equal to about 1/1,000 … Continue reading

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