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Second-Hand Smoke and Food Allergies!

Last week at the American Academy of Allergy and Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference, new research was presented on food allergies. Specifically, researchers in Sweden observed over 3700 patients starting at birth until they turned 16. The study found that...

Allergies During Pregnancy

A new study out suggests that allergies and asthma symptoms may increase during pregnancy. The study observed 80 pregnant woman and found that symptoms increased with those carrying girls. During the study, woman pregnant with girls exhibited increased asthma and...

Plan for Spring Allergies Now

Up and down the central California valley, trees are starting to bloom signaling the coming allergy season. For most people, springtime allergies can be the worst as this is the time of year plants begin to pollinate and weeds begin to come up. As a result, allergy...

Impax’s Epi-Pen Alternative Now Available

CVS stores across the US are now selling Impax's generic for the Epi-Pen. Adrenaclick went on sale at their stores available for about 109.99. For patients who use the Epi-pen this is a welcomed alternative to the expensive Epi-pen produced by Mylan. For more...

New Asthma Research

At the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, scientists have discovered something interesting about Asthma. The researchers believe they have isolated a protein that when missing or depleted can cause airway constriction. Not only that, the protein can also...

Air Pollution, Asthma and Alzheimer’s

What do air pollution, asthma and Alzheimers disease all have in common? Well for starters, air pollution is a common trigger for asthma patients, however, it may also prove even worse. New research suggests that air pollution may be a factor in Alzheimer's disease....

Get Ready for Spring Allergy Season Now

An article by Harvard Health suggests patients need to start preparing for Spring allergy season now. Pretreating allergies can help lead to better control during allergy season. During spring allergy season, you typically find pollen from oak, elm, birch, poplar or...

CVS Has New EPI-Pen Rival

CVS announced this week that they have access to a low-cost alternative to the Epi-Pen. A package of two pens only is 17% the cost at about 109.99. This is significantly less than the standard Epi-Pen cost of 649.99. To read more click...

Asthma Team Saves Patient

Recently, a Central Valley patient was saved from an asthma attack thanks to a new "Asthma Team" in the central valley. The patient suffered from an asthma attack, causing her to pass out. Rushed to Community Regional Medical Center where doctors activated a new...