Asthma Awareness Month 2015

May is finally here, and for many of us, it means a relative slowdown in the tree pollen that’s been plaguing our nose, throats, and airways for the last two months. Personally, I’m just happy that here in Georgia, the…

Viaskin Peanut Allergy Patch Fast Tracked by FDA

Over the last few years there has been a lot of “good starts” when it comes to novel treatments of allergies and asthma. From a vaccine for cat allergies to bronchial thermoplasty for asthmatics, there have been a myriad of…

News and Notes in Allergies, Asthma, & MCS

Last week, we took a little time off from posting. As you may have noticed, Miele is completely renaming their entire line of HEPA vacuum cleaners, and it’s been created a lot of new work for us. But it’s Tuesday,…

The Hidden Cost of Eczema

Though similar, eczema is often an overlooked cousin when talking about allergies or asthma. Like the latter, eczema has no definitively known cause. Also like the other two, it’s a chronic condition, one that acts differently with different people, and…

Peanut Allergy Patch 2015 – Update

Big news was shared early last Sunday at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Houston, TX on a new therapy against peanut allergies. A research team from Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Kravis Children’s…

Can Cold Cause a Cold?

If you grew up with a mom like mine, you probably heard this quite a bit while growing up. “Put your coat on or you’ll catch a cold!” If not that specific phrase, you can insert whatever article of clothing…

Jumping on the Detox Wagon

While New Year's resolutions have always been mostly health oriented, I've noticed a rising trend in detox cleanses every year. Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Linda Page, claims, ‘It's a way to recharge, rejuvenate, and renew’. The process of a detox cleanse…

Air Purifier Buying Guide

Air Purifier Buying Guide Quality air purifiers have never been more important for good health. The tight seals that make your home comfortable and energy efficient also trap indoor air pollution. From cooking fumes and cleaning vapors to dust and…

New Hope For Eradicating Bed Bugs

In the rush of the holiday season, you, like me, may have missed an interesting story about bed bugs. I don't blame you though. Bed bugs are repulsive little beasts. If you thought the idea of millions of microscopic dust…

Extreme Cold Spells Trouble for Asthmatics

The last few days have been like a sucker punch to much of the country. Extreme cold, and in some places heavy snow, have ushered in the new year in a way most of us would rather just forget. In…