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Asthma and viruses: What you need to know as we head into cold and flu season

Asthma and viruses: What you need to know as we head into cold and flu season

 It’s that time of year: Cold and flu season. The days are getting shorter and cooler, and before you know it, it’ll be winter. Cold and flu season can be scary if you or a loved one suffers from asthma. Upper respiratory tract infections can cause major asthma exacerbations. We all know about good hand […]

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What your primary care doctor may not know about penicillin allergy

What your primary care doctor may not know about penicillin allergy

A new study published recently in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology revealed that pharmacists had better understanding regarding penicillin allergy than general practitioners (non-allergist physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners).  The study involved obtaining 276 surveys that were completed by pharmacists, non-allergist physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners regarding penicillin allergy.  The surveyed […]

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More Choices Available for Epinephrine Auto-injectors

More Choices Available for Epinephrine Auto-injectors

For those with food allergies, 2017 started with more competition entering the market for Epinephrine auto-injectors. The branded Epipen increased cost to $600-700 per two-pack in 2016, which was an increase of 400-500% from 2008. This was distressing for many of my families that needed multiple two-packs of Epinephrine auto-injectors for school, home, grandparents and aftercare.  Mylan, […]

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Four ways to combat winter allergies

Four ways to combat winter allergies

The cold weather and lack of pollen means you don’t have to fight your winter allergies, right? Wrong! Winter can bring up a whole new set of allergies for you to deal with and it can be frustrating and challenging. Indoor allergens like mold, animal dander and dust mites can make you have winter allergies. […]

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Winter health tips for 2017

Winter health tips for 2017

The cold and flu season is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend 2017 dealing with illness after illness. These simple winter health tips can help keep you and your family happy and germ-free this year. Don’t touch your face Like most winter health tips, this can seem deceptively simple. But […]

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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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