Check Your Filters – Spring To-Do List

Spring allergy season is in full swing. How do I know this, you ask? Easy. When the sneezing around the office sounds like a veritable spring symphony. When the tissue box is always empty. When the gunk coming out of…

Spring Allergies Arrive… Just in Time for Easter!

As the weather begins to warm again, that most joyous time of year is nearly upon us – spring! Sunshine, warm temperatures, daffodils, and blooming plants of all varieties. It’s official, spring allergies arrive… and just in time for Easter!…

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,…

Ask an Allergist – Dr. Mardiney – Spring 2015

Though we’ve taken a bit of a hiatus, our favorite allergist, Dr. Mardiney, is back to answer some of your allergy and asthma related questions. Up today for Ask an Allergist are some questions regarding hidden allergens and triggers in…

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…

Cold Weather Faucet – Red Nose in Winter

If you spend any amount of time outdoors, particularly during the winter when the temperatures and dip to around or below freezing, you may notice your nose changes. Normally our noses range in function (or dysfunction!) from an odd looking…

Relieve a Nagging Cough, Naturally

For about a week now, my cough has escalated to the point where I feel as if I'm about to cough up a lung on my desk. And while I want to run outside and enjoy the crisp late fall…

Humidity and Fall: A Lesson in Flip-Flopping

A comedian I greatly enjoy once described fall like this, …the weather is completely nonsense. You don

Studies Reinforce Link Between Corticosteroids & Height

Back in 2012, I highlighted a study that was presented at the European Respiratory Society conference that focused on the link between the use of common asthma treatments and a child's height. In this study, researchers examined the use of…

MERS, Microbes and My Growing Fear of People and the Bugs They Carry

I cannot deny, that the older I get, the more I become a bit of a germaphobe. It is not something I