Overcoming Allergies – Dana Vollmer

With the Olympics in full swing, millions around the world watch each day as athletes from across the globe compete. For those of us who sometimes feel that allergies and asthma are a problem we deal with on our own,…

Sir, Put the Strawberry Down, Slowly

Despite the topsy-turvy weather, I hope this summer is treating everyone well.

London’s Air: As Bad as Beijing?

Though I know the Olympics are coming up very quickly, thoughts about it have largely been tucked away in the back of my mind. From an allergy/asthma perspective, there are certainly athletes competing who are dealing with asthma, like US…

Thoughts and Prayers

I wanted to deviate a bit from the usual blog topics, particularly in light of the news yesterday. The entire AchooAllergy.com staff would like to extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the victims and those effected by the shooting…

FDA Officially Bans BPA in Bottles

The Food and Drug Administration has officially banned the use of bisphenol A in children's sippy cups and infants bottles. Though at first glance the news may seem positive, a look closer reveals lingering problems with the FDA ruling and…

Feeding Food Allergies

For anyone with severe food allergies, one of the most basic needs can feel like a perpetual challenge – eating. Eating out is a near constant worry, and even preparing your own meals can be difficult, particularly when first diagnosed…

Wet Weather and Summer Mold

After last week's record breaking heat and dry conditions, the pendulum has swung the other way. This week has provided continuing warm temperatures but also violent storms, high humidity and plenty of rain. The last part of this equation is…

Toxic Dangers in Your Yard

For many homeowners there is a certain amount of pride that comes along with having a well manicured lawn. It can take a great deal of work and money to keep a lawn looking green, lush, and free of weeds.…

Summer, Sparklers and Bee Stings

No matter where you live, each summer usually brings out a wide variety of stinging insects. From honeybees and hornets to wasps and carpenter bees (we always called those ones bumblebees), there are a lot of stingers flying through the…

Fourth of July Safety Tips

With 4th of July celebrations starting tomorrow and likely running through the weekend, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind. Whether it's specific food concerns for allergy sufferers, keeping your pets in mind, maintaining a safe grille…