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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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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

A Vaccine to Reduce Congenital CMV and Sequelae

4/23/2009
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Guest: Robert Pass, MD Host: Jennifer Shu, MD Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection causes auditory, cognitive and neurologic impairment in thousands of infants each year in the United States. Recognition of infection in pregnant women is difficult because CMV often produces few symptoms, and antiviral treatment during pregnancy may have toxic effects. Could a new experimental vaccine hold the key to preventing maternal CMV infection during pregnancy and decrease the incidence of...

Duration:00:14:59

Delivering Asthma Drugs With Nanoparticles

4/22/2009
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Guest: Rob Neville Host: Bruce Japsen Despite medical advancements in drugs and delivery devices for asthma and allergy sufferers, some patients are not getting appropriate dosages. But new advances are being worked on that could improve care for many through nanotechnology. Rob Neville, executive chairman of Savara Pharmaceuticals, tells host Bruce Japsen about the use of nanotechnology as an emerging way to administer drugs more effectively for improved respiratory care.

Duration:00:12:59

Examining Proton Pump Inhibitors for Asthma

4/21/2009
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Guest: Robert Wise Host: Lee Freedman, MD What evidence links gastroesophogeal reflux to worsened asthma, and does prescribing a proton pump inhibitor to patients with asthma help alleviate their asthma symptoms? Dr. Robert Wise, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses the role of proton pump inhibitors for patients with asthma. In patients with poorly controlled asthma and asymptomatic reflux, is a proton pump inhibitor beneficial?

Duration:00:14:59

Counseling Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate their Children

4/20/2009
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Guest: Christina Robohm, PA-C Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA How does a PA handle the situation when a parent does not want to vaccinate their child? Christina Robohm, physician assistant and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado at Denver, tackles this growing issue with host Lisa Dandrea Lenell. The two discuss how PAs make sure parents receive accurate information in order to make an informed decision whether or not they want their children to...

Duration:00:14:59

Changes in Public Perception of Vaccines

4/7/2009
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Guest: Paul Offit, MD Host: Jennifer Shu, MD Vaccines have been described as one of the greatest medical advances in history. Yet some segments of the population view them as a potential vehicle for causing more harm than good to young patients. What led to this change in perception about vaccines, and how can physicians best counsel patients who harbor concerns? For answers to these critical questions and much more, Dr. Jennifer Shu welcomes one of the foremost figures in the debate...

Duration:00:14:59

Physicians at Odds With an Alternative Vaccine Schedule

4/7/2009
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Guest: Paul Offit, MD Host: Jennifer Shu, MD Most parents support the immunization of their kids according to the recommended vaccine schedule. But increasing numbers are choosing to forgo this routine entirely or follow an alternative vaccine schedule. How are these vaccine practices impacting the health of our young patients and more broadly, the health of the general public? Host Dr. Jennifer Shu examines the key questions surrounding the alternative vaccine schedules and how to guide...

Duration:00:14:59

Asthma Risk Factors: Trends Beyond the Hygiene Hypothesis

4/1/2009
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Guest: Harold S. Nelson, MD Host: Jennifer Shu, MD The incidence of asthma has doubled in the past two decades, though the cause of this rise is difficult to pinpoint. While the hygiene hypothesis has, for years, served as one possible explanation, newer studies show a possible link between asthma and vitamin levels or exposure to certain chemicals or medications. How might this knowledge help us prevent the development of asthma, and what research still needs to be performed to...

Duration:00:14:59