April 16, 2014
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Stress and Allergies

We all know stress isn’t good for our health. It increases the risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes and contributes to increased levels of anxiety and depression. Now a study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows … Continue reading

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