Allergy

April 18, 2013

Is Going Gluten-Free the Secret to Getting Perfect Skin?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

I’m a fan of gluten (pizza and beer are my friends), but I’m thinking about eliminating it from my diet—at least, temporarily—to see how it affects my skin. It turns out many of us could have a sensitivity to gluten, and this could lead to skin inflammations, such as acne and eczema…The Mayo Clinic reports […]

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Tags: acne, eczema, Glamour, gluten, gluten-free diet, skin inflammation, wheat


April 12, 2013

6 Things You Need to Know About Food Allergies

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Given the growing concern about food allergies, Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief health and medical correspondent, hosted a twitter chat to help educate others on the topic. Participants included major expert organizations such as Food Allergy Research & Education, the American Dietetic Association, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, as well as […]

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Tags: ABC News, America Dietetic Association, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Dr. Richard Besser, food allergy, Food Allergy Research & Education


April 10, 2013

Adult Peanut Allergies Present Workplace Challenges

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Schools across the country enforce strict nut-free policies to protect kids who suffer from peanut allergies, the third most common food allergy among American children, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America…Dr. Adela Taylor, an allergist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., said she felt most adults were better equipped […]

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Tags: ABC News, adult allergy, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Dr. Adela Taylor, Eau Claire, peanut allergy, workplace challenge


March 28, 2013

Allergy drops under tongue an effective alternative to shots, study says

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Now, a new study finds an alternative to allergy shots, liquid drops placed under the tongue, may be just as effective at staving off allergic reactions…Allergies occur when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance that enters the body (such as pet dander) by producing antibodies to fight off unwanted invaders, according to the Mayo […]

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Tags: allergic reactions, allergy drops, allergy shots, alternative, CBS News


January 4, 2013

Can You Be Allergic to Cold?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Just like allergies to dust and pollen, is it possible some people are simply allergic to cold? Experts at Mayo Clinic say it can happen. The condition is called cold urticaria, also known as also called cold allergy or cold hives…Asthma and allergy specialist Dr. James Li explains the condition. “With extreme cold exposure or […]

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Tags: Allergy, AZ Family, cold, cold hives, Dr. James Li, urticaria


January 4, 2013

Can You Be Allergic to Cold?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Just like allergies to dust and pollen, is it possible some people are simply allergic to cold? Experts at Mayo Clinic say it can happen. The condition is called cold urticaria, also known as also called cold allergy or cold hives…Asthma and allergy specialist Dr. James Li explains the condition. “With extreme cold exposure or […]

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Tags: AZ Family, cold hives, Dr. James Li, histamine, urticaria


October 2, 2012

Genetically Engineered Cows Make ‘Hypoallergenic’ Milk

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Milk was a “bad choice” for Justin Bieber, who blamed it for making him vomit onstage Saturday night in Arizona, but it’s an even worse choice for the 1.3 million children who have  milk allergies. New Zealand researchers say they’ve found  a way to genetically engineer cows to produce  hypoallergenic milk, but others say that’s […]

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Tags: ABC News, genetic engineer, hypoallergenic milk, milk allergy


July 10, 2012

Sneezing Starts Early Thanks to Warm South Winds

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Tony Kavanaugh climbed the seven flights of stairs Monday morning to the roof of Mayo’s St. Ann building, where he placed two glass rods in an Aeroallergin Rotorod pollen sampler… But when he put his samples under the microscope last week, Kavanaugh, a certified pollen counter for Allergy Associates of La Crosse, saw pollen counts […]

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Tags: Allergy Associates of La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Tony Kavanaugh


May 15, 2012

Feeling Blown Away By Pollen? You’re Not the Only One

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People with allergies can grow out of them — or into them — at any stage of life, doctors say. “As a general trend, over the decades of life, allergies can get better,” said James Li, an allergy specialist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. People with allergies that were developed in childhood, even […]

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Tags: allergies, Dr. James Li, Grand Forks Herald


April 15, 2012

Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Coronary Stents Not Harmful to Patients With History of Metal Allergy

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Cardiologists have long grappled with how to best manage patients with coronary artery disease who report skin hypersensitivity to nickel or other metal components found in stents — small tubes placed in narrowed or weakened arteries to help improve blood flow to the heart…”Most interventional cardiologists will, at some stage, have to decide whether to […]

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Tags: coronary artery disease, Dr. Rajiv Gulati, metal allergy


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