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

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

May 11, 2009
by Dr. Michael Norvell
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Asthma Control Test

During Spring, many people find that their asthma gets worse.  They experience tightness in their chest, shortness of breath, and an increased cough.  Albuterol use increases.  Patients experience this secondary to the increased tree and grass pollen. If you think your asthma … Continue reading