Fall allergy season already in effect

Fall allergy season already in effect
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How one tick bite can lead to a life-threatening meat allergy
The stories and symptoms in the article seemed to echo his experience. Was this tick at the root of his problems, he wondered? The Lone Star tick is a medium-sized, reddish-brown tick that's common in the Southeastern United States. It gets its name …
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Study finds thunderstorms worsen asthma, allergy symptoms
The link between thunderstorms and an increase in asthma symptoms may pose a problem for asthmatics and allergy sufferers in Georgia. According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms are most common in spring and summer months in north …
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ENT and Allergy Associates

Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), whose 41 state-of-the-art clinical locations and 160+ board-certified physician specialists serve patients in hundreds of neighborhoods around New York and New Jersey, has always been dedicated to ensuring that the needs of its patients are met by the finest care possible.

And these days, when more and more patients require greater convenience, availability, and accessibility to medical services to best meet the needs of their busy lives, ENTA is once again delivering…big time.

Specifically, ENTA today announced a sweeping new appointment policy which will allow any patientcurrent or newto call the Practice and be seen by one of its specialists the very same day!

This promisewhich is being promoted by ENTA’s new messaging signature line ‘Call Us Today, See Us Today!’ in hundreds of venuesmeans that, effective September 2nd 2014, a patient merely has to call the Practice at 1-855-ENTA-DOC and receive a same day appointment, as long as the call is received during business hours.

The ability to provide this type of superbly convenient service is built upon ENTA’s recent addition of its dedicated Patient Rapid Response Center (PRRC), whose agents are standing by to field calls and make appointments at the Practices conveniently located offices throughout the tri-state region. This, in turn, should yield both greater ease and access as well as greater personalized attention given to patients from clinical site front desk staffs.

“When you are not feeling well, the last thing you want to do is wait and wait for an appointment to see your doctor”, noted Wayne Eisman, MD, partner at ENTAs White Plains office. “And today, with so many people working long hours, plus weekends, and with so many households where both parents are working, we believed it served our patients’ best interests to offer same day availability.

Added Moshe Ephrat, MD, partner at ENTAs Lake Success office, “The physicians of ENT and Allergy believe that the right time to see a doctor should be when it is best for the patient, period. So we have opened up our schedules to ensure we are available when our patients need us most.

We at ENTA have always believed in providing the finest medical care possible, commented Robert Green, MD, President of ENTA. But that means more than just having the finest physicians. It also means ensuring that patients can see those physicians as soon as humanly possible. And now, we have created a system that allows people to call a toll free number and receive an appointment to see a specialist the very same day.

Patients can schedule their same-day appointment by calling 1-855-ENTA-DOC Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm, and Saturdays from 8am to noon.

About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP:

ENTA has over 160 physicians in more than 41 office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties in Long Island, New York City, northern New Jersey and 3 offices in central New Jersey. Each ENTA clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Rhinology/Skull Base surgery, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT Services. ENTA has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. ENTA has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials. Visit http://www.entandallergy.com for more information.

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Understanding Food Allergy

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explains food allergy and offers tips on how to manage the condition.
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Stay up to Date on Child Food Allergies with Online Training Course from CCEI

Duluth, GA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014

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Dr. Yuliya Rekhtman Named Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Dr. Yuliya Rekhtman has recently been promoted to Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in the Pediatrics Division at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Rekhtman will continue to serve as an associate professor of pediatrics and gastroenterology at Georgetown University, and she will continue to practice pediatric gastroenterology in MedStar facilities.

Dr. Rekhtman will continue to see patients from her private practice during and after her transition to Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Rekhtman believes that her promotion will provide only improved opportunity for her patients to receive the highest quality of care.

Current and prospective patients may schedule an appointment with Dr. Rekhtman at her new office located at the following Georgetown University Hospital address:

4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Fourth Floor – Clinic

Washington, DC 20016

Phone: 202-243-3485

I will always see patients, including the patients I saw in my private practice. I will make every effort to accommodate them. My philosophy supports access to care and my goal is to be able to see patients within 2-3 weeks from their appointment request. GI issues are usually chronic and do not need to be seen on an urgent basis, but I also do not want parents to wait anxiously by the phone and worry that nobody can help them, says Dr. Rekhtman.

Dr. Rekhtman is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist. She received her board certification and in pediatrics in 2002 and in pediatric gastroenterology in 2007. Dr. Rekhtman graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Syracuse with an MD in 1998, and did her fellowship at the Morgan Stanley Childrens Columbia Presbyterian Childrens Hospital in New York, NY, her residency at Mt. Sinai St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY and at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, and her internship at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Rekhtman has been recognized for her exceptional capacity to treat the digestive issues in children and young adults.. Dr. Rekhtman has also demonstrated her commitment to candid, effective treatment for childrens GI issues in both the operating room and classroom. Dr. Rekhtman was recognized in 2009 with the Georgetown University teacher of the year honors for displaying outstanding subject mastery and highly effective teaching. Her extensive experiences prepare her to address the complex challenges that professionals at MedStar hospitals encounter every day. Because of her previous experiences at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Rekhtman will assume her new responsibilities as chief of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition with constructive ideas for how to improve the division and propel it in a future.

My priority right now is to establish a feeding clinic. There is a significant need and community for a comprehensive outpatient feeding clinic, Dr. Rekhtman said. Once this is in place, we can start thinking about other programs.

Under Dr. Rekhtman, the department will focus on exploring three major areas: inflammatory bowel diseases, allergy-related gastrointestinal disorders, and feeding issues in all age groups. Dr. Rekhtman will also work with the other pediatric gastroenterologists to encourage clear communication, individualized care, and straightforward treatment.

The educational opportunity is also very exciting. I will be able to teach more. There are always residents and medical students in the hospital and outpatient clinics. There are plenty of interesting cases to learn from. I like case-based learning, and I think we can certainly accomplish more teaching with me spending more time in Georgetown, Dr. Rekhtman said.

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AllergyEasy Announces Success Helping Patients Build Immunity To Autumn Ragweed Pollens With Under-the-tongue Drops

Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) August 31, 2014

For many, fall turns daily life into an allergic mess, and ragweed is likely the culprit. Ragweed is the most common cause of fall hay fever and affects 10 to 20 percent of Americans.

The most common symptoms of ragweed allergy include a stuffed up or runny nose, itchy eyes and throat, and sneezing. Ragweed allergy can also lead to wheezing, asthma attacks, and sinusitis.

Those seeking treatment for ragweed allergies should consult an allergist about allergy immunotherapy – the only treatment shown to change the underlying allergy (not just its symptoms). Allergy immunotherapy starts with a serum containing extracts of ragweed and other common pollens. Patients can take the serum through allergy shots or sublingual (under-the-tongue) drops.

Dr. Agren, founder and director of AllergyEasy, a sublingual allergy treatment program, said that most of his patients prefer the allergy drops because they are safer and more convenient.

“Because the drops aren’t associated with the same degree of risk for anaphylactic reaction that shots are, they can be taken at home rather than at the doctor’s office,” said Dr. Agren. “In this busy day and age, drops seem to work into people’s schedules much more easily than shots do.”

Ragweed plants are flowering herbs or shrubs. There are about 17 species of ragweed with varying leaf shapes, flowers, and heights (ranging from just a few inches to several feet tall). They are commonly found lining agricultural fields, roadsides or river banks and in vacant lots and urban landscapes.

There’s nothing inherently bad about ragweed pollen. Rather, it’s the body’s reaction to the pollens that causes problems. The immune system is used to fighting off viruses and bacteria, but occasionally an overly-sensitive immune system will mistake a harmless pollen granule for an invading enemy and release chemicals such as histamine to fend it off. These chemicals lead to sniffling, sneezing, and other miserable symptoms.

Unfortunately, there’s no outrunning ragweed. In its short, one-season life, one ragweed plant can produce up to 1 billion pollen granules that are carried far and wide on the wind. Though ragweed tends to be more common in the Midwest and the East, there’s virtually no part of the country that is free of ragweed pollen. And while ragweed season used to be contained in a several-week period starting in mid-August, it now starts even earlier and lasts longer – a phenomenon commonly attributed to climate change.

There are a few things people can do to limit exposure to ragweed such as washing hands frequently, limiting time spent outdoors in the fall (particularly between the hours of 10 and 3), using high-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA), and cleaning filters often.

But for people with ragweed allergies that markedly affect their quality of life, it often proves more effective to allergy-proof themselves rather than their environment.

AllergyEasy is used by doctors in 32 states. Patients interested in learning more about allergy treatment can consult myallergyeasy.com to find a provider in their area.

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Nothing Sneaky About This Chef Chairing Annual Food Allergy Event

Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the nations leading patient organization for allergies and asthma, is proud to announce that Missy Chase Lapine, The Sneaky Chef, will be the honorary chair for KFAs 6th Annual Strides for Safe Kids

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Allergy Basics: Seasonal Allergies and Their Symptoms

How do you tell the difference between a cold and allergies? How many people have seasonal allergies? What are the most common symptoms? Dr. Karen DeMuth, Em…
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Most Common Food Allergy Symptoms? Darien, CT

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Vital Health, Inc. Is Moving To Orland Park Crossing, 14225 S. 95th Avenue Suite 409, Orland Park IL, 60462

Orland Park, Illinois (PRWEB) August 19, 2014

Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Gluten Free Practitioner, and owner of Vital Health, Inc. and New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. remarked, With the recent relocation of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. to the Orland Park Crossing complex, it makes sense to move Vital Health, Inc. so it is in closer proximity to the store.

Having the two entities just around the corner from each other is convenient for our customers. Following their consultation, Vital Health, Inc. clients often visit New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. in order to get valuable supplements and allergy friendly foods that are recommended in order for them to address their health concerns, concluded Dr. Griffin.

Vital Health, Inc. was established in September 2000. Since opening its doors, Dr. Griffin has helped over 10,000 infants, children and adults alike achieve greater health through her non-invasive whole body approach to health with the intention of facilitating well-being and optimal health amongst her clients.

Dr. Griffin is a pioneer in the fields of natural health and gluten-free eating. Always on the cutting edge of learning new treatment modalities to better serve her clients, Dr. Griffin is certified in many integrative therapies. Dr. Griffins genuine compassion, experience, and reputation for helping clients improve there health has made her a leader in the field of naturopathy and nutritional health.

Following the move Vital Health, Inc. phone number will remain the same at (708) 226-1131.

About Vital Health, Inc.:

At Vital Health, Inc. Dr. Griffin integrates a whole body approach with the intention of facilitating wellbeing and optimal health amongst her clients. Dr. Griffins specialties include: traditional naturopathy, nutrition, EAV Meridian Stress Assessment, Food Sensitivity Screening, Environmental Screenings, Iridology, SKASYS, Live Blood Cell Analysis as well as established integrative therapies such as Neuroemotional Therapy, Neuromodulation Technique, Cold Laser and clinician for Spectracell Laboratories, Inc. Vital Health, Inc. 9031 W. 151st Street, Suite 210, Orland Park, IL 60462, (708) 226-1131, http://www.vitalhealth.org. On August 27, 2014 Vital Health, Inc. new location will be within the office complex of the Orland Park Crossing, 14225 S. 95th Avenue Suite 409, Orland Park IL, 60462.

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