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  • Scientists identify key protein in immune response to allergies and worms

    Allergy News From Medical News Today
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a key role in the body's inflammation response to allergens and worms. The protein regulate genes without changing their DNA.
  • Barbara Broadwater: Fighting allergies - Jackson Clarion Ledger

    ALLERGIES - Google News
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Jackson Clarion LedgerBarbara Broadwater: Fighting allergiesJackson Clarion LedgerWe all know April showers bring May flowers. However, the rain surely assist with masking the dusty effects of pollen. Last week I began the column on allergies and received a tremendous amount of email responses, and I would like to thank you for your ...
  • Shetland pony midge study offers clues to curbing allergies

    Allergy News
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    The horse immune system can respond to midge bites in a way that prevents - rather than triggers - allergic reactions, researchers say. The ponies' immune response to midge bites is similar to what happens in people with allergies, the team says.
  • Understanding the body's response to worms and allergies

    Allergy News -- ScienceDaily
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Scientists are a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm infections.
  • British researchers discover potential cause of asthma and new treatment

    Allergies News
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    … Policy at Asthma UK, who helped fund the study. Asthma is a … models of asthma and human airway tissue from both asthmatics and non-asthmatics … that activates when triggered by allergens, cigarette smoke and car fumes … in airway tissue and drive asthma symptoms like airway twitchiness, inflammation …
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    ALLERGIES - Google News

  • Barbara Broadwater: Fighting allergies - Jackson Clarion Ledger

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Jackson Clarion LedgerBarbara Broadwater: Fighting allergiesJackson Clarion LedgerWe all know April showers bring May flowers. However, the rain surely assist with masking the dusty effects of pollen. Last week I began the column on allergies and received a tremendous amount of email responses, and I would like to thank you for your ...
  • Fighting seasonal allergies naturally - 13newsnow.com

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    13newsnow.comFighting seasonal allergies naturally13newsnow.comPharmaceuticals designed to treat allergies pack more of a punch, but if you want to go the natural route, butterbur has the best track record among herbs used for pollen allergies. According to David Rakel, MD, founder and director of the University
  • Allergies Giving Oklahomans Fits This Spring - News On 6

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am
    News On 6Allergies Giving Oklahomans Fits This SpringNews On 6Allergies are going haywire for a lot of folks right now, and one doctor says the weather may be to blame. While it may be the prime season to be outdoors-- it's also time for spring allergies. Roxanne Borntreger suffers from occasional seasonal Allergies springing up aren't just from your backyardThe Evening SunDecode your nose: allergies or cold?The News JournalSneezy? Allergy season may be 'worst in years'Futurity: Research NewsThe Chattanooganall 9 news articles »
  • Scientists identify key protein in immune response to allergies and worms - Medical News Today

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Medical News TodayScientists identify key protein in immune response to allergies and wormsMedical News Today"With billions of people affected by both allergies and worm infections around the world it is vital that we develop better methods of treatment." He explains that he and his colleagues are working in this area because despite the devastating global
  • Allergy sufferers feeling effects of high pollen count - wwlp.com

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:36 pm
    wwlp.comAllergy sufferers feeling effects of high pollen countwwlp.comThe pollen count is higher than usual, and people suffering from seasonal allergies, like Chesterfield resident Sarah Erickson, are noticing. “I'm allergic to everything basically outside, other than the pine tree. Typically allergy medicine helps, but and more »
 
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  • Shetland pony midge study offers clues to curbing allergies

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    The horse immune system can respond to midge bites in a way that prevents - rather than triggers - allergic reactions, researchers say. The ponies' immune response to midge bites is similar to what happens in people with allergies, the team says.
  • What's the deal with allergies? | Ask a Doctor

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to things that are usually harmless to most people. Substances that cause allergic reactions, such as certain foods, dust, plant pollen, or medicines, are known as allergens.
  • Sleep 101: Tips for allergy sufferers

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Sleep may be elusive to some, but allergy sufferers have some additional problems to overcome. Springtime is certainly a challenge but allergens can be found in homes year-round.
  • Hay fever remedies: A step-by-step guide to minimising pollen allergy symptoms

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Itchy eyes, runny noses and constant sneezes can ruin the warmer months for hay fever sufferers - but follow these simple steps and we guarantee your symptoms will be noticeably reduced. Facial hair is like flypaper for pollen.
  • Shetland ponies may hold the cure to allergies

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Allergy season is upon us and those sniffles and runny nose that come with it are caused by the body's immune system erroneously reacting to pollen as if it was invading microbes. A new study could provide valuable insight into allergies as researchers from University of Edinburgh have found that the immune system of Shetland ponies can actually prevent an allergic reaction from happening.
 
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    Allergy News -- ScienceDaily

  • Understanding the body's response to worms and allergies

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Scientists are a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm infections.
  • Enzyme in cosmetic products can act as allergen via the skin

    10 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    Papain is an important industrial protein-degrading enzyme that is used, for example, in the food and cosmetic industries. When humans or animals come in contact with papain, strong allergic reactions of the skin can be the result, as scientists have found out.
  • Worms, germs lead to better immune function

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    Researches hypothesize that enhancing biodiversity in laboratory rats, including treating the rats with worms, would suppress their immune systems. Because worms have been shown to subdue inflammatory diseases such as asthma and allergies, the thinking was, the treated immune system would not fight infections as effectively.
  • Food allergies can be transmitted from blood products to children in rare cases

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    In rare cases, children can develop anaphylactic allergies to previously tolerated foods after receiving blood products via transfusion, report the authors of a case study. Blood donors who have food allergies can transfer immunoglobulin E, an antibody that reacts against allergens, from blood products such as platelets, the researchers say, however they note that it is very rare.
  • Witnessing drug problems or domestic violence causes greater asthma incidence

    2 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    Children exposed to greater number of adverse childhood experiences had increased risk of asthma incidence, research shows. The survey drew from interviews with parents of more than 92,000 children aged 0 to 17 years to explore the relationship between adverse childhood experiences, such as witnessing domestic violence, and the development of asthma.
 
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  • Top 6 Natural Treatments for Bronchial Asthma

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    26 Apr 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways which results in periodic attacks of coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness in the chest. The allergies in the case of bronchial asthma are strongly related to chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps and middle ear infections. There are many medical ways to treat bronchial asthma but even simple home remedies can do the cure. The following is a list of the 6 natural or home remedies that can work to reduce the effect of bronchial asthma. Ginger Research has found that ginger can help to reduce the airway inflammation and…
  • 5 Ways to Use Herbs to Replace Asthma Medicine

    admin2
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Asthma is a respiratory disorder which is characterized by inflammation and constriction of the air passages. Some of the common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, difficulty in breathing; tightening sensation in the chest etc. asthma is usually triggered by allergens, cold air, emotional stress and even viral illness. While it is true that there are many over the counter methods available to treat asthma but there are also many natural cures or herbal remedies that can have a positive impact.  The following are the 5 herbs which can be used to replace asthma medicine. Ma…
  • Know the Relationship Between Vog and Asthma

    admin2
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Vog is a type of an air pollution which is formed when sulfur dioxide and the other gases that are emitted at the time of an erupting volcano react with the moisture and oxygen in the presence of sunlight.  The term is most commonly used in the area of the Hawaiian Islands. As a result of the combination of sulfur dioxide and the oxygen, sulphuric acid and other kinds of sulphates are formed.  It has been proved as a result of many studies that vog is dangerous.  It is infact so dangerous that it tends to trigger asthma attacks in asthma patients. The following is some more information…
  • The Best Ways to Minimize Indoor Allergies

    admin2
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Allergies are not just caused outside the house but even at home. The tiny little allergens could be present anywhere and may trigger allergic reactions if you don’t stay away from them. Even at home, all possible efforts must be made to minimize allergies and this can be done by eliminating possible allergens from your surroundings. The following are some of the top ways to minimize indoor allergies: Managing dust mites One of the most common allergen present at home is a dust mite.  Dust mites are microscopic creatures which can be present on the bed, the upholstery and even in the…
  • How to Make your Home Pet Allergy Free: 8 Tips

    admin2
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Pet allergy refers to the allergies that arise as a reaction to the allergens found in the skin cells, saliva or urine of pet animals. The most common signs of the pet allergies include sneezing and runny nose while some may also experience wheezing and a trigger of asthmatic episode. People who suffer from these allergies but cannot live without the furry creatures can take many precautionary steps so as to make their home per allergy free. These steps aim at helping them reduce the risk of allergy triggers and limit exposure. Those who are allergic to the pets must try and make minimum…
 
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    Allergy Relief Blog

  • Peanut Allergy Patch Fast Tracked by FDA

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    Over the last few years there has been a lot of "good starts" when it comes to novel treatments of allergies and asthma. From a vaccine for cat allergies to bronchial thermoplasty for asthmatics, there have been a myriad of treatments, in varying stages of testing, that offer hope for the millions who suffer from environmental and food allergies as well as asthma. As the latest in this line, the FDA recently "fast tracked" a novel approach to desensitizing those with peanut allergies.This new therapy is Viaskin® Peanut. From their website,"Epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT®) consists in…
  • Spring Time - Check Your Filters

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    Spring allergy season is in full swing. How do I know this, you ask? Easy. When the sneezing around the office sounds like a veritable spring symphony. When the tissue box is always empty. When the gunk coming out of the nose resembles the gunk caked all over everything outside. When visible clouds of pollen literally waft from the trees, prompted only by a slight breeze. For all of these reasons, I know, and if you have allergies, you likely do too. Even if you don't have allergies, the pollen can be so thick it makes it difficult to jog (felt like I was jogging in a dust bowl last…
  • Just in Time for Spring, Free Replacement Filters

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Are you considering doing something about your spring allergies and the pollen that is filling the air? Now may be a great time to consider one of the three Amaircare HEPA air purifiers. In a variety of sizes, Amaircare air purifiers offer true HEPA filtration as well as optional smoke, odor, and VOC protection. And the best part is for the next two weeks, order any Amaircare HEPA air purifier and get a year's supply of replacement filters for FREE! That means no filters to buy for two full years.As spring rains and warmer weather ushers in a new season, sneezes, sniffles, and the…
  • Spring Allergies - Just in Time for Easter!

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    As the weather begins to warm again, that most joyous time of year is nearly upon us - spring! Sunshine, warm temperatures, daffodils, and blooming plants of all varieties. So by looking back on were we've been these last few months and peeking ahead as to what the the broader outlook for the year looks like, we can get a pretty good idea of how miserable allergy season is going to be. You didn't think I was just going to talk about bunny rabbits and Easter eggs did you? As much I would like to, that's really not going to help anyone with seasonal allergies, other than by offering…
  • News and Notes - Allergies, Asthma & MCS

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Last week, we took a little time off from posting. As you may have noticed, Miele is completely renaming their entire line of HEPA vacuum cleaners, and it's been created a lot of new work for us. But it's Tuesday, and we're back. I wanted to start with a roundup of some of the recent stories touching on the world of asthma, allergies, and environmental control.Reaching back the furthest is the announcement earlier this month that there was a proposed class action lawsuit filed against Lumber Liquidators. While traditional home improvement is necessarily something you'll see us…
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    Milk Allergy Mom

  • Dairy-Free, Egg-Free 1-Minute Ramekin Cake

    Jamie Kaufmann
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
    It was 9:00 this morning.  Skate birthday party at 10.  Wrapping gift.  Making card.  Getting breakfast done. Packing lunches for the predictable pizza party that would ensue in the next couple hours.  Then it hit me.  "Jeff, did you make cupcakes?"  HA!  Ooooops, we forgot to make safe cake.Now it's 9:15.  Thirty minutes before departure.Quick, THINK!  Ok, it was time to revisit the microwave mug cake idea.  Let me say, I don't love using the microwave.  We have one.  But I've almost cut it out of our lives entirely.  I…
  • The Effects of Anaphylaxis on the Body by Healthline

    Jamie Kaufmann
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:58 pm
    This infographic by Healthline is very informative about how anaphylaxis affects the body.  Head over to their site for this helpful resource.  You may learn a few new points you didn't know. Don't miss any of our posts, sign up for our email updates. Your email address:Powered by FeedBlitz
  • Current Dairy-Free Ibotta Rebates

    Jamie Kaufmann
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Hey food allergy, Ibotta fans!  There are some fantastic offerings right now.  How do you like the dairy-free collage I made for you?  :)When you answer some of the rebate questions, you will notice they are really honing in on natural, organic options.  I think they are onto us.  YES!  We want coupons and rebates for real food, allergy-safe food, natural foods.  Thank you very much.  That's why we love you, Ibotta!If you don't know what ibotta is, you can read more about Ibotta here!  It's a super easy, cash-back app. No coupons required.
  • Earth Day E-Cloth Sale ~ Save 20%

    Jamie Kaufmann
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Use Coupon Code:EARTHDAY20Includes Popular Items Like:Universal Stone CleanerDeep Clean MopKitchen Towels8-Piece Home Set5-Piece Starter Sete-auto, e-spa, e-petAND MORE!Only excludes bundles and sale itemsEnds April 22 at 11:59 PSTCLICK HERE TO SHOPDon't miss any of our posts, sign up for our email updates. Your email address:Powered by FeedBlitz
  • Food Allergy e-book by Anaphylaxis 101

    Jamie Kaufmann
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Anaphylaxis 101 has put out a free children's interactive e-book about food allergies and anaphylaxis.  The children in the book are in 4th grade, trying to figure out how to have an allergy-safe school carnival.Miles says this is one of his favorite food allergy books so far.  He likes that they were trying to figure out how to do something together.  And Graham's favorite part is about a food allergy bully.  I won't give away the ending.  ;)  As a mom, I like how they remind the kids to always tell an adult and to always carry their epinephrine meds.
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    Our Story : The Good, The Bad, And The Food Allergies

  • The Bunny Picture

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    I realized that I forgot to share this picture.  I must share it, because I shared all the other ones from the older two boys and I can not leave out the Little Monkey (poor kid has practically no baby book). The Little Monkey did pretty well.  He kind of liked the bunny.  He was kind of wary.  I don't blame him.  I mean it is a giant, slightly scary looking bunny.I wanted to get there
  • Spring Is Here

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    Spring is finally here.  We've had a lot of rain lately but we've also has some sunny days with mild temperatures.  I noticed this morning that the daffodils are up and our trees are starting to leaf.  It was also warm enough to take the Little Monkey for a walk this morning right after drop off.Speaking of drop off, today was the end of spring break for the older boys.  They were not happy to be
  • Holy Wednesday And The First Of April

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am
    Happy April First!! I'm glad that March is done.  It really wasn't the best of months.  We lost a family member on March 13th.  It was unexpected and it's not been easy.  We know he is Home, but our hearts are sad.  Please keep our family in your prayers. Lent just flew right by.  I can't believe that Sunday is Easter.  In light of the recent events, we are having a very low key Easter this
  • Cue The Stomach Virus And Sharing Some Food Allergy News

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Little Monkey started with a stomach bug on Monday.  Anyone who has ever had a toddler with a stomach bug knows that it's so not good.  Not Good At All.  I will spare you details.  By Wednesday, Older Boy came down with a less evil version of it. I think they are on the mend.  I hope.  Fingers crossed.Needless to say that everything I had planned for this week, got pushed to next week.  Except
  • I Heard Birds Today!!

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    I heard them.  Actual birds were chirping in my back yard.  Dear Spring, please hurry!!Hearing those birds made me so happy.  The end is near (end of winter that is).Yes, I'm giddy.  I'm sure these will be the same birds that I shake my fist at come June when they keep pooping on my deck, but for now I LOVE THEM. And I'm finally feeling better.  It's not 100%, but I'm functioning so I'll take
 
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    Please Don't Pass The Nuts™

  • Ready, Set, Success! Telesummit, Dr Liz Lasky

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    
What if there was an easy way to:•Figure out what you want•Make that vision crystal clear•Tackle the barriers•Act on that vision•Live the life of your dreamsI am one of 21 experts that my friend and colleague Dr. Liz Lasky, LCSW, PhD recorded in her telesummit: “Ready, Set, Success!” beaming out May 1, 2015.
Click here to register for “Ready, Set, Success!” and start getting your success on right now!  
 
 
  • Interview: Manischewitz, Gluten-Free Line, 2015

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    I’ve been using and eating Manischewitz products during the Jewish holidays my entire life and I’ve had food allergies (tree nuts & fish) my entire life; I’ve never had an issue. Now, I have some insights on how Manischewitz keeps everything nicely separated, even as they add a gluten-free line and, of course, Kosher.Last week, during the first ever #Maniexp at Chelsea Market here in New York City, I had an opportunity to talk with CMO David Rossi about Manischewitz, their new gluten-free product line roll outs for Passover and how they keep everything…
  • Recipe: Fudge, Food Allergen Free

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Last weekend, I had brunch with my besties from grade school. My bestie bestie since first grade, Aimee, has two little ones; her seven year old is peanut allergic. When we get together, we all make food that is safe for everyone else. It’s joyous. A few years ago, I made fudge from a recipes in Divvies cookbook (you can find the book here). The girls, and their dad, never forgot it. So this brunch there was a request that I make the marshmallow fudge. Which of course I honored. Marshmallows and chocolate are two of my favorite things together and apparently everyone else's. The…
  • The Jewish Museum: “Repetition And Difference”, March 2015

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I had an opportunity to visit the upcoming exhibit "Repetition And Difference" opening March 13, 2015 at The Jewish Museum. In my discussion with one of the curators, Susan L. Braunstein, Henry J. Leir Curator, she said: “Repetition in art can often be seen as mundane and static, even cookie cutter. This exhibit is trying to show that there is difference if you know where to look.”And look we did, walking through four rooms of variations, deviations, conformity and repetitions.Tyrian shekelsYarmulkes through the agesAncient feminine figuresHavdalah silver spice…
  • Food Allergy Counseling: Your Middle School Aged Child and Talking to the Allergist

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    If you’re child was diagnosed with severe life threatening food allergies as an infant, most likely they’ve been going to allergist appointments for years. Also most likely, they haven’t been that involved with the appointment beyond saying yes or no when the allergist asks them a question. And that’s fairly regular.  How often do you proactively ask questions of doctors, e.g. what will these test tell us, what are the next steps, what do my symptoms mean, how can I proactively protect myself, etc.? And more to the point, how often do your children ask questions of their…
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  • Abe’s Mini Muffins: 8 All-Natural + Dairy-Free Flavors

    Alisa Fleming
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    I’m betting several of you have already discovered these little delights in the refrigerated section at your local grocer, but Abe’s Mini Muffins just came onto my radar a couple of weeks ago, when the company contacted me to share their array of dairy-free baked goodies (even more to come!). They were kind enough to [...] The post Abe’s Mini Muffins: 8 All-Natural + Dairy-Free Flavors appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Butter-less Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

    Alisa Fleming
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    This timeless recipe for dairy-free, gluten-free Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble was shared with us years ago by Meghan Telpner, and I thought it deserved a revival. Meghan and I first crossed paths close to ten years ago. She appeared in the online world with a blog, vanished for a while, and then reemerged as this unstoppable [...] The post Butter-less Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • YumButter Organic Superfood Nut Butters (with Go Packs)

    Alisa Fleming
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    If you’re a nut butter fan who loves healthy food, being on the go, and brands with a conscience, then read on, as YumButter might be your holy grail of spreads. Though it comes in jars, too, my first introduction to YumButter was their newer “Go” packs (pictured), which are multi-serve, squeezeable, and resealable! Great [...] The post YumButter Organic Superfood Nut Butters (with Go Packs) appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • MI, Grand Rapids – Love’s Ice Cream

    Alisa Fleming
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    Thanks to viewer Anna for recommending Love’s Ice Cream: Love’s Ice Cream in Grand Rapids, MI has vegan gelato that is miles better then any other dairy-free ice cream I’ve ever tried. Too bad I live in New England now! The flavors at Love’s Ice Cream rotate regularly, but the dairy-free line-up may include vegan [...] The post MI, Grand Rapids – Love’s Ice Cream appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • *Chains – Mellow Mushroom

    Alisa Fleming
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    Mellow Mushroom is a popular pizza parlor with locations in various states (see the website below for locations), and a focus on being friendly to special diets. But keep in mind that Mellow Mushroom is a franchise, so it’s possible that some locations may not be as allergy-friendly as others. That said, Mellow Mushroom provides a fantastic [...] The post *Chains – Mellow Mushroom appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
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    Allergy Notes

  • Allergic conjunctivitis: What are the new treatments?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Even Higher Concentration Olopatadine (Pataday (TM))A newer higher concentration (0.77%) version of topical olopatadine is investigated vs. legacy versions of lower concentrations (0.2% and 0.1%) of olopatadine. Ocular itch was reduced for the higher concentration. Currently, most drugs are marketed as lasting up to 16 hours. By increasing the bioavailability of olopatadine, the new version of this drug could extend to 24 hours (the original marketting for Pata-DAY was supposed to imply once a DAY efficacy) . Treatment options for allergic conjunctivitis (eye drops) (click here to enlarge the…
  • Urticaria Activity Score (UAS)

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Consensus guidelines from the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Global Allergy and Asthma European Network, European Dermatology Forum, and World Allergy Organization (EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO) recommend using a direct well-established scale such as the Urticaria Activity Score (UAS), which evaluates the main disease characteristics (itch, presence, and number of wheals) on a Likert-type symptom intensity scale (0 to 3), with a total daily score ranging from 0 to 6.  The UAS has been used in numerous controlled clinical trials and in daily clinical practice. It was…
  • 4 phenotype clusters of elderly patients with asthma identified for the first time

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    This is reportedly the first attempt to classify asthma phenotypes in the elderly population. The large research team from South Korea applied k-means cluster to 872 elderly patients with asthma (aged over 65 years) in a prospective, multicentered cohort over the course of 2 years.4 phenotype clusters of elderly patients with asthma were identified: - long symptom duration and marked airway obstruction- female dominance and normal lung function- smoking male dominance and reduced lung function- high body mass index (BMI) and borderline lung functionCluster grouping was predictive of asthma…
  • Schnitzler’s syndrome remains under-diagnosed among patients with chronic urticaria: monoclonal gammopathy and systemic inflammation

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Schnitzler’s syndrome (SchS) is an autoinflammatory disease characterized by the association of:- a monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM, or sometimes IgG) gammopathy (M-protein)- a chronic urticarial rash- signs and symptoms of systemic inflammationThe first case was described by the French dermatologist Professor Dr. Liliane Schnitzler in 1972. As the phenotype is rather unspecific and many physicians are not familiar with this syndrome, SchS is highly under-diagnosed. This was underlined by the recent retrospective study at the Mayo Clinic, in which 46 undiagnosed cases were identified…
  • Spirometry or Impulse oscillometry equally predictive of asthma control

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:11 am
    Can impulse oscillometry replace spirometry as a test of asthma control?Guidelines advocate the use of spirometry to assess pulmonary function in asthmatic patients. Impulse oscillometry (IOS) is an effort-independent test performed during tidal breathing. IOS may be used to assess the total and central airway resistance at 5 Hz (R5) and 20 Hz (R20), respectively, and hence derive the peripheral airway resistance from the difference (R5-R20). This study compared spirometry and IOS as tests of global airway function (FEV1, FEV1/FVC, R5) and putative measures of small airways function…
 
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    Food Allergy Buzz

  • Food Allergy Bullying Must Stop

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    In the wee hours of the morning the other day, I received a heart moving message from a mom of young man with life threatening peanut allergy. Kenya Baldwin Swiss asked me to share her message to bring attention to the very serious problem of food allergy bullying. I am sharing her message below and have kept the names in the message as she requested. The pain is palpable. Food allergy bullying must be stopped. "Over the past 4 years, especially during baseball season, the Food Allergy Bullying cranks up in high gear. The insults, the players & parents with no conscience, allowing a…
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week Twitter Party - 2015

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:57 pm
    In case you missed it, here is the invitation for the 2015 Food Allergy Awareness Party. Be sure to use #foodallergy during the party in order to participate and for partygoers to see your tweets.If you are interested in entering the prize giveaways, you must RSVP to the party invitation and complete the entry form linked there. Below are my Twitter Party tips, in case you are a little unsure how to "attend" one. It's easy! Twitter Party TipsIf you're new to Twitter, attending a Twitter Party can seem pretty complicated and even a bit daunting. Fear not! A couple of easy steps, and you'll be…
  • Food Allergen Test for Tree Nuts Now Available

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    I spotted an article about Neogen's new tree nut test last week and have been meaning to share this info with all of you. I got a little excited reading about it, because one of the reasons we see more peanut-free foods than tree nut-free (or nut-free) foods at the grocery store is because there hasn't been a good test to verify that no tree nuts are present in a food. Over the years, companies like Maplehurst have told me that there are no tree nuts in the facility but they weren't able to test and therefore did not feel completely comfortable putting that on that label.Now, Neogen has…
  • Food Allergies Rock! (Thanks Kyle Dine!)

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    If you have children with food allergies who are elementary school age or younger, and Kyle Dine has a concert within driving distance from you, I urge you to make plans to attend! Kyle is such a charming and engaging performer and really connects with kids. His show is educational and fun, and it's a great opportunity for children with food allergies to be surrounded by...other children with food allergies! How often does that happen?!We had a chance to see lots of other children with food allergies, and many parents of children with food allergies too--a room full of people who truly…
  • Food Allergy Life Balance

    12 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    I have found nothing else in life as inspiring as my children. When my younger son was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies, I made it my mission to learn as much as I could to keep him safe, and make life as good as possible for him despite the food allergies. Blogging has given me a way to share information with others managing food allergies and to express myself in writing. On those rare occasions when I construct a blog post that really strikes home with others, I feel proud and gratified. There is a sense of connection, and I enjoy it. When I write a blog post, I generally try…
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  • Turn Facebook Fans Into Email Subscribers

    ahenson
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    When Facebook rolled out their Call-to-Action button, business owners everywhere scrambled to figure out how best to to use this new marketing option.  If you aren’t using Facebook’s Call-to-Action button to encourage page fans to subscribe to your site’s mailing list, you’re missing out on an opportunity to exponentially grow your list — and protect yourself in case a future Facebook algorithm or policy change reduces the visibility of your page even further. Since Facebook page fans are people who have sought you out, they are likely to be your target audience and…
  • Monetize Your Mailings: Introducing the Marquee Ad Unit

    Phil Hollows
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    FeedBlitz is enabling a new, higher earning ad-unit, called a “Marquee” for publishers opted in to our ad network. The marquee unit in testing has significantly boosted earnings, in some cases nearly doubled them. As such, we’re really excited about this new ad format, and have enabled marquees for all publishers currently earning with our email ad network. Marquees go live for everyone using our ad network tomorrow, March 31st, 2015. Marquees don’t always show, but when they do, they appear exactly once per mailing, just under your logo and above the post content. If…
  • Faster Ad Revenue Reporting

    Phil Hollows
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Publishers making the most of their content by monetizing with FeedBlitz’s unique RSS and email ad service can find out how they’re doing more quickly. Ad earnings are now being calculated hourly, with about an hour’s delay, instead of overnight. In other words, checking your ad earnings at 2pm will give you an idea of your earnings through about 1pm today, and the numbers are updated hourly. Ad earnings are reported at My Account | Ad Revenue Share | Opt-In Ad Reports in the left sidebar navigation. If you’re not using our ads and would like to try them out, you can…
  • We’ve Added @Animoto to our Video in Email Support

    Phil Hollows
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    FeedBlitz today enabled support for @Animoto video embedding in emails we send for our publishers; an example using yesterday’s SmartForms announcement video is included here. What this means is that if you embed an Animoto video in a post, FeedBlitz will automatically convert that to a video thumbnail and mail that out instead (videos typically don’t work well in emails, here’s why). You don’t have to do anything special to include the thumbnail — it just works. Like our other supported video platforms (including YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia and more) the thumbnail…
  • SmartForms: The Email Subscription Form Wises Up

    Phil Hollows
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today I’m delighted to announce the introduction of FeedBlitz “SmartForms” – responsive, adaptive, flexible subscription forms available now, for free, with every active FeedBlitz publisher account. To view the video online, go to https://animoto.com/play/Pvhh0ATjCknt0EUyD700yw What’s Wrong with Email Subscription Forms Today There are several problems with almost every subscription form out there right now, no matter what product, plugin, widget or service you’re using. Very often they’re not responsive — in other words, ill suited for mobile…
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  • The Top 7 Questions About Allergy Drops

    AllerVision LLC
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Drops are one of the simplest, most effective allergy treatments. A few drops under the tongue each day teaches your immune system to ignore allergens so symptoms naturally fade away. If you’ve been following the AllerVision blog and Facebook page, you know we’re enthusiastic about allergy drops (also known as sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT). Why? Lots of reasons, including the facts that they’re very easy to use, extremely effective, and suitable for allergy sufferers of all ages, to name just a few. Many people haven’t heard of allergy drops, though, and here are…
  • Top 7 Questions (and Answers) About Allergy Skin Testing

    AllerVision LLC
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After antigens are applied to a patient’s back, her skin reacts with bumps and/or wheals — and, possibly, itchiness. After about 15 minutes, the provider wipes away the antigens are the reaction(s) fade away. In our last post, we explained why nearly every doctor should offer allergy skin testing. (If you missed it, click here.) Here are patients’ top seven questions about the test. 1) Should I have an allergy skin test? Allergies cause many more symptoms than the average person realizes, including rashes (dermatitis), sinus infections, migraine headaches, dizziness,…
  • Top 7 Reasons Nearly Every Doctor Should Test for Allergies

    AllerVision LLC
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The allergy skin test is painless, quick and accurate. Family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, dermatologists, ENTs, neurologists, pulmonologists, ophthalmologists and nearly all other types of physicians and health care providers come in contact with patients who suffer from allergies virtually every day. That’s because allergies cause symptoms in every organ system. In fact, they cause many more symptoms than the average person realizes, including rashes (dermatitis), sinus infections, migraine headaches, dizziness, conjunctivitis, respiratory problems, fatigue, muscle…
  • Allergy Testing, Immunotherapy Boost Medical Practice and its Patients

    AllerVision LLC
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Allergy immunotherapy has helped the patients and the practice of Dr. Stephen Sisselman, of Sisselman Medical Group in New York. This post, from guest blogger Dr. Stephen Sisselman, looks at allergy testing and treatment from the general practitioner’s point of view.  Sara V is a patient I’ve known for a long time. She comes in every few months with assorted respiratory complaints including runny nose, cough, congestion and excessive mucus production. I typically tell her she has rhinitis and that antibiotics are ineffective. Nevertheless, she usually requests an antibiotic.
  • Allergy Drops Save Childhood for Arizona Boy

    AllerVision LLC
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Before taking allergy drops, Jackson’s allergies made life outdoors almost unbearable. In this post, our second in a series on allergies from the patient’s point of view, the mother of a boy with extensive allergies to the the outdoors recounts her son’s difficulties — and relief.  Our son Jackson began showing the signs of allergies when he was almost three years old. If he would play outside in grass, climb trees or play with a dog or cat, within a few minutes, he would begin to show signs. His eyes would get puffy, his nose would clog and the rest of the day he…
 
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  • The Top 7 Questions About Allergy Drops

    AllerVision LLC
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Drops are one of the simplest, most effective allergy treatments. A few drops under the tongue each day teaches your immune system to ignore allergens so symptoms naturally fade away. If you’ve been following the AllerVision blog and Facebook page, you know we’re enthusiastic about allergy drops (also known as sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT). Why? Lots of reasons, including the facts that they’re very easy to use, extremely effective, and suitable for allergy sufferers of all ages, to name just a few. Many people haven’t heard of allergy drops, though, and here are…
  • Top 7 Questions (and Answers) About Allergy Skin Testing

    AllerVision LLC
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After antigens are applied to a patient’s back, her skin reacts with bumps and/or wheals — and, possibly, itchiness. After about 15 minutes, the provider wipes away the antigens are the reaction(s) fade away. In our last post, we explained why nearly every doctor should offer allergy skin testing. (If you missed it, click here.) Here are patients’ top seven questions about the test. 1) Should I have an allergy skin test? Allergies cause many more symptoms than the average person realizes, including rashes (dermatitis), sinus infections, migraine headaches, dizziness,…
  • Top 7 Reasons Nearly Every Doctor Should Test for Allergies

    AllerVision LLC
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The allergy skin test is painless, quick and accurate. Family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, dermatologists, ENTs, neurologists, pulmonologists, ophthalmologists and nearly all other types of physicians and health care providers come in contact with patients who suffer from allergies virtually every day. That’s because allergies cause symptoms in every organ system. In fact, they cause many more symptoms than the average person realizes, including rashes (dermatitis), sinus infections, migraine headaches, dizziness, conjunctivitis, respiratory problems, fatigue, muscle…
  • Allergy Testing, Immunotherapy Boost Medical Practice and its Patients

    AllerVision LLC
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Allergy immunotherapy has helped the patients and the practice of Dr. Stephen Sisselman, of Sisselman Medical Group in New York. This post, from guest blogger Dr. Stephen Sisselman, looks at allergy testing and treatment from the general practitioner’s point of view.  Sara V is a patient I’ve known for a long time. She comes in every few months with assorted respiratory complaints including runny nose, cough, congestion and excessive mucus production. I typically tell her she has rhinitis and that antibiotics are ineffective. Nevertheless, she usually requests an antibiotic.
  • Allergy Drops Save Childhood for Arizona Boy

    AllerVision LLC
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Before taking allergy drops, Jackson’s allergies made life outdoors almost unbearable. In this post, our second in a series on allergies from the patient’s point of view, the mother of a boy with extensive allergies to the the outdoors recounts her son’s difficulties — and relief.  Our son Jackson began showing the signs of allergies when he was almost three years old. If he would play outside in grass, climb trees or play with a dog or cat, within a few minutes, he would begin to show signs. His eyes would get puffy, his nose would clog and the rest of the day he…
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