Nutritional Supplements and COVID-19

The COVID pandemic is unfortunate and everyone is suffering under it in one way or another. The virus is the virus, the disease varies by the host. This risk and toll are sadly greatest among the most socioeconomically vulnerable, highlighting chronic disease and health disparities. It is not surprising that an increasing number of patients are…

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Staying Healthy During COVID-19

Hi! I Hope You are Doing Well  It seems there is just too much information about COVID-19 around us. I summarized the high points I consider are more pertinent to people who deal with allergies and asthma. Do Your PartIn a study published March 16, researchers from the Imperial College of London cautioned that without adopting social distancing measures,…

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Walk with your Doc

I first learned about Walk with a Doc when I attended a conference by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in 2018. I was probably the only allergist and immunologist in the audience, which made me feel a little uncomfortable and maybe out of place. I admit that I went to the conference to learn…

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Allergic to Cedar?

I had never heard about Cedar Allergy until I moved to South Central Texas in 2012. As an allergy sufferer myself, the first year in San Antonio was a true bliss. “Wait for the second year and cedar will hit you”, they said. Sadly, they (my Texan friends) were right. The second year living in…

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Skin Allergy Testing in Children & Infants

So how can you be sure which allergens are responsible for your child’s symptoms? Allergy tests, combined with a physical examination and medical history, can give precise information about what your child is, as well as what she or he is not, allergic to.

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