February 20, 2009
by Dr. John Overholt
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A Bit about Hives

Hives can be a maddening problem.  At their mildest, they can simply be bothersome and at their worst can be dangerous.  Trying to uncover the cause of hives is a difficult and often fruitless task. It is helpful to break hives down … Continue reading

December 29, 2008
by Dr. John Overholt
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Nut so bad…….

I’ll apologize straight away for the groan-inducing headline.  Nut allergy is a serious subject and as allergists, we must walk a fine line between imparting the potential seriousness of a reaction and scaring parents into a fear-induced paralysis.  A recent … Continue reading

December 4, 2008
by Dr. John Overholt
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Allergy-Safe Cupcakes and Cookies

Who doesn’t like a good cupcake?  For kids with food allergies, though, cupcakes can be a no-no.  Fortunately for Nashville parents, two businesswomen have opened Kateelayne carefree treats, a bakery offering allergen-free cupcakes and cookies.  They’re kosher and vegan,too.  Check … Continue reading

October 9, 2008
by Dr. John Overholt
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Probiotics and eczema

Probiotics are getting plenty of attention these days regarding their potential health benefits.  The general idea is that by introducing “good” bacteria to the gut you can somehow modify disease states.  In the medical community, the idea started to take … Continue reading