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 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

December 18, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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FDA Advisory Committee Supports Two New Sublingual Grass Tablets

The FDA advisory committee has recommended approval of two new sublingual tablets for the treatment of grass allergy.  The FDA is not bound to follow the recommendation of the advisory committee, but it usually does. So, what does this mean … Continue reading

November 22, 2013
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Epinephrine in Schools

Last week President Obama signed into law the “School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act,” which was passed by the House and Senate at the end of October. This is definitely a step in the right direction in addressing the growing epidemic … Continue reading

October 31, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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Rapid Oral Peanut Desensitization Using Omalizumab

I don’t need to tell you, dear reader, that peanut allergy is a big problem. It’s incidence is increasing for unclear reasons, avoidance is difficult, reactions can be severe, even life-threatening, and there is no treatment available for general clinical … Continue reading

October 8, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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On The Safety of Allergy Shots or Why Can’t I Do This At Home

Primum non nocere– First, do no harm- Hippocrates Most treatments in medicine are a balance of safety and effectiveness, risk and benefit. Allergy shots are no different. When done properly, they can be life-changing. They do, however, carry some risk, … Continue reading

October 1, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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Egg Allergy and Influenza Vaccination

It’s that time of year again. The weather is cooling, football season is a month old, and the leaves are starting to turn. It can only mean one thing. You need your flu shot. I’m sure that’s the first thing … Continue reading