Managing Your Childs Asthma

Asthma 101

Asthma is a condition that causes the airways to narrow and swell, producing extra mucus. This can cause difficulty breathing and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. There is…

Understanding Food Allergies

What You Need to Know About Food Allergies

Over 50 million Americans have some kind of allergy, and one out of every three people say they either have a food allergy themselves or modify meals to accommodate a…

What is Anaphylaxis?

Allergic reactions can range from mild to extremely serious and even life-threatening, and on the severe end of this spectrum is a reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can occur soon after…

A Brief Overview of the Immune System

The immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against disease and infection, and is responsible for targeting and destroying substances that it recognizes as foreign or different from normal, healthy…

Can I Get Tested for Allergies?

There are all kinds of allergies out there, and to help make them easier to identify, your doctor might suggest allergy testing. Most doctors use skin tests because they’re less…

What are Allergies and How to Recognize a Reaction

Allergic reactions can span a wide range of possible symptoms and outcomes, and they’re very common—as many as 30 percent of US adults and 40 percent of children have some…

Weather Changes – Asthma & Allergies

Weather Changes – Asthma & Allergies

People with asthma and chronic allergies deal with their conditions on a regular basis, but things are often at their worst when seasons change. New weather patterns can impact the…

OB/GYN - Yearly Checkups: Breast Exams

Seasonal Allergies: Finding Relief

If you are reading this article, then chances are you are one of the more than 67 million Americans who suffer from allergies. While seasonal allergies are much less dangerous than…

What are the causes of Asthma

What You Need to Know About Allergies—Infographic

More than 50 million Americans have an allergy of some kind, and the number is increasing. Roughly one in five people experience either allergy or asthma symptoms. That’s a whole…

Sting of Summer

The Sting of Summer: Bee Stings

  As we move through the later weeks of summer and into fall, your family’s chances of encountering bees and wasps increase. This is also the time of year when…