June 20, 2014
by Dr. John Overholt
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Local Honey for Allergies: Sweet Relief or Just Sweet?

Local honey is very tasty. I love it on a bagel with peanut butter or in a good marinade. But should it be on your menu of allergy treatments, too? The notion that local honey can be utilized to treat … 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

November 21, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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The Post-Antibiotic Era: Bronchitis

Part II of the when-not-to-use-antibiotics post will deal with another common ailment:  Bronchitis. We’ll be dealing with acute bronchitis, not chronic bronchitis due to long-term smoking, which is a different animal altogether. The term bronchitis is fairly non-specific. It simply … 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

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