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Here Comes Cedar Fever (amidst COVID-19)

January 6, 2021

Every year, winter brings a variety of viruses, and 2020 brought a new one that is concerning to most – COVID-19. While people tend to disregard allergy as a cause of winter illness because most outdoor allergens are minimal, there’s an exception in the south. It’s called Cedar Fever, and it can cause some pretty…

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Top 9? Growing Prevalence of Sesame Food Allergy

December 23, 2020

Those in the food allergy community know the top eight food allergens like the back of their hand: Milk Eggs Fish Shellfish Tree nuts Peanuts Wheat Soy The talk about adding sesame to the top eight food allergens — making it the new “top nine”— has been a big topic in recent years. With new…

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How to Be a Happy Holiday House Guest – Even With Allergies

December 9, 2020

During the holidays, time spent at your own home can seem like a far off memory – you’re bouncing from your in-laws’ cabin to a best friend’s apartment to grandma’s house. It’s all in good fun, to celebrate a wonderful time of year with people you love, but it can expose you to a variety…

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Is Your Company Culture Causing Unintended Suffering for Allergic Staff?

November 25, 2020

Company culture can be a big reason someone is drawn to working for a company, and a strong culture can keep employees for the long run. Many companies have raised the bar in terms of expectations as more are trying to compete with Silicon Valley-type companies – free access to bikes on company campus, catered…

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Allergy-Proof Your Classic Thanksgiving Menu

November 10, 2020

Be sure to follow CDC and local guidelines regarding gatherings this Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 restrictions. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where certain foods are almost a requirement. People have nostalgia for this special meal all year, and come to expect the delicious, savory foods on the fourth Thursday of November. For those with…

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Winter Allergies & COVID-19: Know the Difference

October 28, 2020

When warm weather hit this spring, people flocked outside to get socially distant – hikes, walks, camping, picnics. If a scratchy throat or cough arrived, many had to debate whether their symptoms were from outdoor allergens, or if they had come down with COVID-19. As weather gets cooler and we’re forced back indoors, many may…

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How One Doctor Changed the Narrative of What Allergy Treatment Could Be

October 14, 2020

You can’t talk about the emergence of sublingual immunotherapy in the U.S. without mentioning Dr. David Morris (1929-2017), a true innovator in allergy. When traditional allergy treatment didn’t work for his patients, he didn’t tell them to give up and live with their symptoms — he changed the narrative on what allergy treatment could and…

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Are You Missing the Allergic Connection? Look Below the Surface

September 30, 2020

You know the saying “it’s just the tip of the iceberg” – have you ever thought of it in terms of allergy? About one in five people have allergies, but only a portion of them have the typical allergy symptoms – itching, sneezing, and runny nose – that are associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis. Many…

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How Can I Find Relief From My Itchy, Allergy Eyes?

September 16, 2020

Allergy symptoms in the eyes – they’re not something to scratch at. Called allergic conjunctivitis, some allergy sufferers experience a variety of symptoms in their eyes during allergy season. For those with indoor allergies, allergic conjunctivitis can stick around all year. Learn more about eye allergy symptoms and ways to prevent the itch and irritation…

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