January 10, 2018

Am I allergic to exercise? Sometimes it’s no joke.

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Being allergic to exercise isn’t just a joke made by people who are trying to avoid hitting the gym. Some individuals do indeed have allergic symptoms during exercise after consuming certain foods, a condition called food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA).

Dr. Chet Tharpe, board certified allergist at Allergy Associates […]

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December 13, 2017

Allergy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – What’s the Connection?

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common disease that affects 5-10% of the general population. Most times, individuals are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome after a number of tests have been completed with no determining factor as to what is causing symptoms. When testing for ulcers, reflux and structural issues […]

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October 4, 2017

Teal is the New Orange

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Will I be too cold if I don’t wear a jacket? How fast do you think I can go door to door down this street? Who wants my Almond Joy bars?

Will this house have a treat I can actually eat? Does this candy bar have peanuts in it? Do we […]

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September 6, 2017

The Madness Behind the Mold Count

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

A green air sampling machine sits atop the Allergy Associates of La Crosse building, turning with the wind and vacuuming in air to trap pollen and mold samples on a greased slide. Tony Kavanaugh, medical laboratory technician at Allergy Associates, climbs up to the roof nearly every morning to retrieve the sample for […]

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