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March 21, 2016
by Dr. Jeana S. Bush
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Central Georgia’s Mild Winter Brings Spring Allergy Symptoms

Our mild winter means trouble for Central Georgians who suffer from allergies. The lack of cold weather means the plants pollinated earlier this year, and a rainy spring will mean faster plant growth and higher mold counts. Those with pollen … Continue reading

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

September 4, 2015
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Fall Allergies

Do you have a cold that lasts most of the fall? Are your eyes itchy, does your nose get stuffy and runny, or do you just feel plain exhausted? If so, you may have fall allergies. During the fall 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

November 13, 2013
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Acetaminophen and Asthma

No parents want their child to suffer. When your child is sick, especially with a fever, he or she can feel miserable, which in turn makes you feel miserable, too! Fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprophen (Motrin) have … Continue reading

October 30, 2013
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Asthma in Tennessee

Asthma can affect people at any time of year, but the fall seems to be an especially bad time of year for patients. The combination of respiratory viruses, fall pollen, and cooler weather can all trigger asthma. In fact, children … Continue reading

October 14, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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Asthma Medication Costs

The lead article in the Sunday’s New York Times is ostensibly about medication costs in general, but it focuses on allergy and asthma medication costs. I’ve blogged about this before, several years ago in fact, but the problem persists. Allergy … Continue reading

October 9, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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Mouses in Houses, More Vaccines

Cockroach has long been considered to be the primary allergic trigger for inner-city asthmatics. In that setting, it’s a difficult allergen to avoid, and trials of cockroach immunotherapy in inner-city asthmatics have been disappointing. New data suggests that mouse allergen … Continue reading

September 16, 2009
by Dr. John Overholt
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Asthma, Allergies, and Chlorine

Did you know that elite swimmers have a higher prevalence of asthma than other athletes?  Surprisingly, this fact was only confirmed in a study relatively recently.  Chlorine was an obvious candidate to explain this finding and over the last decade, … Continue reading