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School food policies: Columbus educators are making changes

School food policies: Columbus educators are making changes

If your child has food allergies, navigating school can be difficult. Class parties, food used in lessons, lunchtime: Depending on the school food policies, it can be stressful to make sure your child is included. But there is some good news on the horizon. Some school districts in Central Ohio are working to change their […]

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New Therapies for a New Year

Research into the ways the immune system functions in allergic disease has yielded several new therapies for allergies and asthma and eczema. Some of these biologic therapies are being used presently at Midwest Allergy to treat specific patients with asthma and other conditions.   Nucala (mepolizumab) and Cinqair (reslizumab) are both humanized monoclonal antibodies that […]

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Allergy advice for Holiday Parties

Allergy advice for Holiday Parties

Allergy advice for Holiday Parties Pollen allergy sufferers are celebrating the end of a long season of misery. However, the end of the year presents new allergy challenges. Holiday parties can be frightening for those with food allergies, and the colder weather forces increased exposure to indoor allergens/irritants such as pet dander, dust mites, mold, […]

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Shellfish Allergy Myth

Shellfish Allergy Myth

Do you have shellfish allergy?  Have you been asked this question when undergoing a radiology procedure/study?  There has been a longstanding myth that patients with shellfish allergy will also have reactions to radiocontrast dye.  During my allergy training many years ago I was taught that this is not true.  Unfortunately non-allergy medical professionals persist in […]

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What is on the horizon for allergy and asthma?

What is on the horizon for allergy and asthma?

“Medicine is more art than science” is a frequently mentioned quotation and just as true in allergy and immunology as in other fields of medicine.  Fortunately there are many new developments and discoveries which are shifting this balance toward a more scientific basis. In general, research is focused on what happens during an allergic response […]

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