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For the month of May, we're keeping you up to date with the latest in allergy medicine.

For the month of May, we're keeping you up to date with the latest in allergy medicine.
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For the month of May, we're keeping you up to date with the latest in allergy medicine.

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Is Peanut Oral Immunotherapy a Safe & Effective Treatment?

12/14/2018
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Guest: Brian P. Vickery, MD To help address some common concerns, a recent study from the PALISADE group of clinical investigators looked at the safety and efficacy of peanut oral immunotherapy. So what exactly did the study find? Here to review the trial’s promising results is Dr. Brian Vickery. In addition to being the lead author of the study, he’s also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Food Allergy Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Emory University.

Duration:00:03:29

Investigating Immunotherapies for Peanut Allergy Management

12/14/2018
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Host: Amy Mackey, MD Guest: Brian P. Vickery, MD In an effort to help physicians provide better care for those patients at risk of unpredictable—and potentially life-threatening—allergic reactions, the PALISADE group of clinical investigators explored oral immunotherapy as a potential treatment. Joining Dr. Amy Mackey to review these findings is the study’s lead author, Dr. Brian Vackey. He’s also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Food Allergy Center of Children’s...

Duration:00:14:29

A Look at the National Impact of Childhood Food Allergies

12/13/2018
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Host: Amy Mackey, MD Guest: Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH Before we are able to improve how we address, research, and treat food allergies, we must first better understand the true prevalence and severity of this health threat. To help close this knowledge gap, Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine Dr. Ruchi Gupta reveals key findings from The Public Health Impact of Parent-Reported Childhood Food Allergies in the United States study.

Duration:00:12:29

How Childhood Food Allergies Impact Public Health

12/5/2018
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Guest: Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH Despite the increasing prevalence of food allergies in children nationwide, accurate and comprehensive statistics regarding its impacts didn’t exist, which is exactly why The Public Health Impact of Parent-Reported Childhood Food Allergies in the United States study was conducted. Here to walk us through its findings is Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and lead author of the study.

Duration:00:04:29

Food Allergy Research: How Standardizing Terms Can Save Lives

11/16/2018
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Guest: Jennifer Caudle, DO Conducting clinical research is essential if we are to better understand peanut allergies, yet the terminology to describe these findings only confuses and frustrates clinicians. Here to help clear up the confusion is Dr. Jennifer Caudle, who also demonstrates the importance of standardizing these terms so that the medical community as a whole can accurately and effectively utilize these research findings.

Duration:00:03:59

Peanut Allergies from a Caregiver’s Perspective: Challenges and Insights

11/16/2018
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Erica Spector As physicians, we know how difficult adjusting to and living with a peanut allergy can be for our young patients, but we don’t always think about the toll that this burden takes on their caregivers. Follow along with Erica Spector, mother and caregiver of a child with a peanut allergy, as she describes the precautions and considerations she takes every single day to ensure that her teenage daughter stays safe in every aspect of her life.

Duration:00:12:59

Food Allergies and Adolescents: How to Help Your Patients Manage a Lifelong Burden

9/25/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: J. Wesley Sublett, MD, MPH Guest: Nia Gandolfo Having a peanut allergy affects almost every aspect of your patient’s life, especially if they’re an adolescent. Learn more about what the real burden of this allergy is for patient Nia and her doctor J. Wesley Sublett of Family Allergy and Asthma in Louisville, Kentucky.

Duration:00:08:59

How to Build a Better Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Action Plan

9/10/2018
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Guest: J. Wesley Sublett, MD, MPH With the prevalence of peanut allergy on the rise, there’s a lot physicians need to know about diagnosis, treatment barriers, and its impact on our healthcare system as a whole. Taking a look at each of these pieces in this problematic puzzle is Dr. Wesley Sublett from Family Allergy and Asthma in Louisville, Kentucky.

Duration:00:03:59

Why are We Seeing an Increase in Peanut Allergies?

8/31/2018
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Guest: David Stukus, MD With the prevalence of peanut allergies increasing, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers and forget that living with a peanut allergy comes with a significant burden for children and families alike, as Dr. David Stukus from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State College of Medicine explains.

Duration:00:02:59

The Role of Allergy Testing to Achieve Personalized Treatment Goals for Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma

8/27/2018
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Henry A. Wojtczak, MD Allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma are common allergic respiratory conditions. In fact, AR is a major factor in the development of asthma. Medical costs associated with these two conditions are high, but can be reduced considerably when following evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guidelines, which include allergy testing and avoidance of relevant allergens. The goal of this CME activity is to help clinicians understand the...

Duration:00:13:59

Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Children's Developing Immune System

10/27/2017
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Do pets help prevent allergies? Does the 5-second rule actually exist? And is dirt really good for a child’s immune system? Host Dr. John Russell talks with Jack Gilbert, Ph.D., Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago and Director of the Microbiome Institute. Dr. Gilbert is author of the book Dirt is Good, answering questions about the potential benefits of exposure to germs and bacteria. He and Dr. Russell sift through common misconceptions about...

Duration:00:16:59

Immune Cells: Are They the Key to Better Allergy and Infection Therapies?

9/23/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Allergies occur when your immune system mistakes a normally harmless allergen for a dangerous invader and moves to destroy it, producing an allergic reaction. What exactly causes this response, and what are the best treatments to combat it? Host Brian McDonough chats with Dr. Avery August, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, about his research regarding how allergens affect the immune system.

Duration:00:11:59

The Dietitian's Guide to Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivites

1/9/2017
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Host: Kathy King, RDN It's estimated that 4 - 8% of the U.S. population has at least one food allergy, and the incidence rate appears to be growing. How do we explain this harmful trend in public health, and what can clinicians and patients do to help mitigate the risk of developing food allergies? Host Kathy King is joined by Debra Indorato, nutrition advisor for Kids With Allergies, which is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The two discuss the latest...

Duration:00:13:59

Help for People with Gluten Sensitivities at Restaurants

7/11/2016
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Host: Matt Birnholz, MD The simple act of going out to eat can be a tricky proposition for people dealing with gluten intolerance or sensitivity issues. A new portable device is aiming to help people with this problem by allowing them to test food’s gluten content and help find foods that they are able to eat. Host Dr. Matt Birnholz talks with guest Carla Borsoi, Vice President of Marketing at 6Sensor Labs, about how this device will assist people living with gluten intolerance or...

Duration:00:14:29

The Chemicals We Bring into Our Homes: Are Common Household Items Making Us Sick?

7/4/2016
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP For most people, the home is a refuge and an oasis, a place to feel safe. But few ever wonder whether their homes and the everyday household items they use to clean and maintain them could be detrimental to their health. Joining Dr. Brian McDonough to discuss the unsettling health risks behind common household items, and what consumers should keep an eye on, is Andre LaCroix, Vice President of Easy Breathe, Inc.

Duration:00:13:59

Food Protein Enterocolitis (FPIES): The Patient's Difficult Path to Diagnosis

5/25/2015
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Over the past decade, Food Protein Enterocolitis, or FPIES, has emerged as the most actively studied non–IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergy because of its acute onset, severity of symptoms, and distinctive clinical features. Yet as a rare allergic disorder of infancy and young childhood, it is often misinterpreted and misdiagnosed in clinical practice, leading to difficult treatment paths for patients and their families. Joining Dr. Renee Matthews to present a case history from the...

Duration:00:13:58

Updates From the Pollen Vortex: Strategies to Combat the Worst Allergy Season Ever

4/12/2015
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP As an unforgivingly cold, frigid winter in America has led to the explosive release of tree pollens over a short period this spring, seasonal allergies have returned with a vengeance. Says, Dr Mitchell Gaynor, clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, this could make for one of the worst allergy seasons of all time. How can primary care providers ready themselves on the frontlines of this mass allergy...

Duration:00:15:59

Antifungal Treatment for Asthma

5/1/2009
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Guest: John Heffner, MD Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Do allergies to various types of fungi trigger worsening of asthma? Are patients with severe asthma sensitive to certain species of fungus more than others? Dr. John Heffner, professor of medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University, discusses how patients with asthma might benefit from antifungal agents. Does off-label use of itraconazole for patients with severe asthma require long-term adherence for optimal asthma control? Dr....

Duration:00:14:59

Stress and the Immune System

5/1/2009
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Guest: Gailen D. Marshall, MD, PhD Host: Todd Mahr, MD The media often report about the effect of stress on the immune system. What research supports the idea that certain individuals are more susceptible to stress than others, and how can physicians recognize patients who might be experiencing an immunological response to stress? What mechanisms might link rhinitis, asthma and chronic urticaria to stress? Dr. Gailen Marshall, professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of...

Duration:00:14:59

“9-11 Cough” & Persistent Lung Ailments

4/30/2009
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Guest: Norman Edelman, MD Host: Shira Johnson, MD More than 40 thousand people, including fire and rescue workers, were exposed to toxic dust in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City in September, 2001. Fast-forward more than a decade, and nearly a quarter of those first responders still have breathing issues. Dr. Norman Edelman, chief medical officer of the American Lung Association, joins host Dr. Shira Johnson to disuss what needs to be done for those who...

Duration:00:14:59