February 25, 2016
by Dr. Jeremiah Bivins
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Throwback Thursday: “Insanity”!

Who remembers Shaun T’s Insanity® DVD set released back in 2009? Now who tried and who completed the entire set? Bored with my early morning fitness routines, I recently started working through this DVD set with a good friend after finding these … Continue reading

October 26, 2015
by Dr. John Overholt
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Why Can’t I Give My Allergy Shots At Home?

  Immunotherapy should be administered in a setting that permits the prompt recognition and management of adverse reactions. The preferred location for such administration is the prescribing physician’s office. However, patients can receive immunotherapy injections at another health care facility … Continue reading

June 3, 2015
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Summertime allergies

Spring is over. Summer is here! For many people with springtime allergies, this is a relief. Unfortunately, the summer offers allergy issues of its own. While tree pollen is mostly gone, grass pollen is here and can cause all the … Continue reading

May 19, 2015
by Dr. John Overholt
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Should Children With Asthma Be Tested For Peanut Allergy?

During the recent American Thoracic Society meeting a study was presented that has caused a bit of a stir in the press. Headlines have included: “Many children with asthma have reaction to peanuts but don’t know it,” “The connection between … 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 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

January 29, 2009
by Dr. John Overholt
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Bee Sting Allergy

I’m surprised by the number of people, including physicians, who don’t realize how treatable bee sting allergy is. Bee venom desensitization is perhaps the best studied and most effective of all forms of allergy desensitization.  Since allergic reactions to bee … Continue reading