Recent updates: Zika virus pandemic

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Earlier this month, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”... Read more

Understanding ‘exercise-induced asthma’ in kids

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Although this winter has been relatively mild so far, at least on the East Coast, cold weather is inevitably going to come. When it does, how... Read more

Potential allergic reactions to hair dyes, nail products, and tattoos

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Nowadays, teenagers do a lot of interesting things. They get tattoos and piercings, they dye their hair and experiment with fake nails –... Read more

Food allergy testing: Complex and often misunderstood

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Editor’s Note: This is a follow up on a previous blog post on what food allergies are and not. When patients come to see an allergist... Read more

What a food allergy is and not

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Like other allergic diseases, the incidence of food allergies has dramatically increased over the past several decades. When I was growing... Read more

Sunscreen: Here’s what you should know

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Summer is officially here! It’s important to protect our skin now that we’re spending more time in the sun. Many of us turn to... Read more

Gluten-free diets: Debunking the myth

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In recent years, a great deal of attention has been focused on the use of gluten-free diets to counter a myriad of symptoms, ranging from headache... Read more

Don't give your baby peanuts quite yet!

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Many of you may have had a double take when you read about a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the benefits of feeding... Read more