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ASC Winter 2019 Newsletter

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Mar 15, 2019 4:11:03 PM

Stay up-to-date on the latest practice news delivered to your inbox with special offers, announcements, upcoming events and more!

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Topics: Audiology, Allergy & Asthma, Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Dermatology, News & Events

Are Food Allergies Only a Problem for Children?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jan 24, 2019 2:16:35 PM

Food allergies have often been thought of as a childhood affliction but a recent study reveals this isn't necessarily the case.

The study, reported on by Dr. Ruchi Gupta and her colleagues in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, involved collecting food allergy survey results from over 40,000 adults and the data revealed some surprising information.

According to the results, 10.8% of the 40,000 adults surveyed reported symptoms consistent with food allergy and an additional 8.2% believed they had some type of food allergy, however their symptoms suggested other causes. This means that one out of every five adults has some type of food related symptoms that are causing them to avoid specific foods. The most common foods causing allergies in this survey were shellfish, milk, peanuts, tree nuts and fish. 

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell

Meet the Doctor: Neetu Godhwani, Allergy, Immunology & Asthma Specialist

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Dec 6, 2018 2:55:18 PM
Get to know Dr. Neetu Godhwani, Allergy, Immunology and Asthma specialist at Advanced Specialty Care!
 
Spend a few minutes with Dr. Godhwani and you'll quickly realize how passionate and deeply involved she is with her work. In this blog, she shares  what inspired her to pursue a career practicing as an Allergy, Immunology and Asthma Specialist and also opens up about her interests outside of the office.
 
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Neetu Godhwani

Study Shows Effectiveness of Oral Immunotherapy for Treating Peanut Allergies

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Nov 20, 2018 2:45:37 PM

At the annual American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology meeting being held in Seattle, Washington this November, the results from a study on a peanut immunotherapy product were reported on. The study advances our knowledge regarding the potential treatments for peanut allergy and further validates the effectiveness of medically supervised Oral Immunotherapy.

Peanut allergy is common, affecting approximately one in 50 American children. Peanut allergic reactions are thought to cause more deaths from anaphylaxis than any other food allergen. The traditional approach for the treatment of peanut allergy is to avoid peanuts, even as a mixed ingredient of another food, and to carry emergency medicine (including an epinephrine autoinjector) at all time. These restrictions and the associated fear of triggering an allergic reaction usually result in a significant impairment of quality of life.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell

Your Flu Questions Answered

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Oct 24, 2018 12:46:19 PM

It’s that time of the year again, where cough and cold season picks up. Allergies and asthma go hand in hand and those symptoms are often made worse as viruses, such as the flu, are spread. For those with asthma, like many of our patients, they are at especially high risk for flu complications and even in those without, the flu can still be deadly.

As we head into flu season, Allergy & Asthma Specialist, Dr. Yogen Dave, answers some of the most common questions our patients ask about the flu and how to avoid it.

When is flu season?
Flu season typically starts in October, peaks in the winter, between December to February, but can run as late as May. The flu can be a debilitating disease, and unfortunately deadly as well. The CDC estimates that over 10 thousand people annually die from the flu, as well as leading to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations yearly.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Yogen Dave

Fall Allergy Tips: Don't Let Your Symptoms Pile Up

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Oct 4, 2018 4:28:20 PM

Just when you thought the crisp air of fall would bring an end to your allergies, you find yourself sneezing and coughing all over again.

The primary culprit of fall allergies is ragweed pollen. Though the ragweed plant only lives one season, it packs a powerful punch. A single plant can produce up to 1 billion pollen grains. Because of the light weight of the grains, they're easily carried through the air.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma

Do You Worry About Food Allergy When Eating In Restaurants?

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2018 10:02:48 AM

 

Eating at a restaurant can be a wonderful experience. Restaurants provide the opportunity to enjoy a meal with family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere without the time and effort required to prepare the meal, and the bonus of not having to deal with cleanup and washing the dishes. However, for families with food allergies, eating in a restaurant can be a stressful scary experience.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell

10 Tips To Help Cope With Summer Allergies

Posted by admin on Jul 11, 2018 3:55:02 PM

 

Summer is a time for vacations, lots of outdoor activity and relaxation. If you suffer from summer allergies you’re probably experiencing symptoms such as nasal congestion, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, scratchy throat and cough. Having seasonal allergies can spoil summer fun and vacations, but they can be prevented. Below we talk about some of the biggest summer allergens and some tips to help reduce reactions to them.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell

Managing and Treating Your Child’s Food Allergies

Posted by admin on Jun 15, 2018 11:17:16 AM

 

Allergic reactions are frightening at any age but for parents caring for a child with allergies, the sense of a lack of control significantly increases their fear and worry. The article “Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions in Children”, featured in The New York Times’ April 2018 edition, highlighted some important concerns and facts about allergic reactions in children.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Neetu Godhwani

10 Seasonal Allergy Tips For Spring

Posted by admin on Apr 18, 2018 3:01:10 PM

 

Spring is in the air, and so begins a season of sunshine, flowers and…sneezing, nasal congestion, watery eyes! Pollen, one of the biggest allergy triggers in spring, occurs when these tiny grains are released into the air from trees, grasses and weeds. When pollen gets in your nose, if you’re allergic, your body's defenses go wild, producing the symptoms above. Here’s a quick list of ten things you can do to reduce your allergic reaction to pollens in the spring.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Richard Lee