The Allergy Capital of the Country

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I attended the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology in Washington D.C. this past weekend.  I was reading a copy of USA Today and noticed that their Life-Health section focused on the topic of allergies. 

In their article, they list the top 10 cities in the country to live if you have Spring allergies.  The rankings were based on pollen counts, use of allergy medications, and the number of board-certified allergists in the region.  The work was compliled by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.   The top 3 cities were, in descending order, Louisville, KY, Knoxville, TN, and Charlotte, NC. 

What I noticed was the close proximity that all of these cities had to Middle Tennessee. 

So the next time you hear somebody tell you that Nashville is the worst place to live for people with allergies, you can tell them that we are sitting right right in the lap of the most allergic region in the country.

Dr. Norvell

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