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

March 13, 2014
by Dr. John Overholt
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Allergies are Universal in the U.S.

No matter where you go, there you are. – Buckaroo Banzai Spring allergy season is upon us, and in Middle Tennessee it’s the time of year with the most acute allergy misery. All the sneezy, itchy, runny noses drive many … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
by Dr. John Overholt
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Allergy Shots Reduce Sinus Infections, Sore Throats

Allergies are much more than just a runny nose. We all know they can cause  the acute misery of sneezing, itchy eyes and nasal congestion, but they affect people in numerous other ways. One of the most common complications of … Continue reading

January 14, 2014
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Preventing Food Allergy During Pregnancy

Can a pregnant woman do something to prevent her child from having food allergies? There has been much debate surrounding this question over the years. In the past, allergists recommended pregnant women try to avoid nuts during pregnancy; however, current recommendations are that … 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