Tag Archives: immunology

New asthma medication shows effectiveness in recent study!

New asthma medication shows effectiveness in recent study! A new study on severe asthma and a potential new treatment was published in New England Journal of Medicine in September 2014.  The study is on a new medication called mepolizumab, which … Continue reading

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U.S. Born Children have more Allergic Disease than Foreign-Born American Children

I came across a research study that was recently published in JAMA Pediatrics that showed that children born outside the United States have a lower prevalence of allergic disease than U.S. born children, after adjusting for variables such as age, … Continue reading

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Time for Spring Cleaning!

During this spring, it can be great for your overall health to do a spring cleaning of your home!  For those of you who are sensitive to allergens that are indoors, allergy “season” is one that lasts all year round, … Continue reading

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Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy

Oral immunotherapy for food allergy has gotten a lot of attention recently. It has been something that has intrigued patients, parents of food allergic children as well and allergists as a potential future therapy. Currently, the standard of care for … Continue reading

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Pregnancy: to eat nuts or not to eat nuts?

One of the most common questions I get from expectant mothers is if she should eat nuts or avoid them during pregnancy, to avoid her future baby having food allergies.   I asked the same question during my own pregnancy 3 … Continue reading

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