April 16, 2014
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Stress and Allergies

We all know stress isn’t good for our health. It increases the risk of developing¬†high blood pressure and diabetes and contributes to increased levels of anxiety and depression. Now a study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows … Continue reading

April 10, 2014
by Dr. John Overholt
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The Science of a Sneeze

I love science: ¬†chemistry, physics, engineering, math. It’s a big reason I became a doctor. So when scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology published a paper in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics on sneezing, I got pretty excited. How nerdy … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
by Dr. John Overholt
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A New Treatment For Hives

Chronic hives make people miserable. They affect all facets of life — work, sleep, relationships, mood — and they can be relentless. Most folks who suffer from persistent hives can get adequate relief with simple, long-acting antihistamines like cetirizine (Zyrtec) … Continue reading