Category Archives: Allergy Conjunctivitis

Perfect Pollen Storm

An estimated 36 million Americans are keeping their tissue boxes close by in preparation for the peak of spring allergy season. This years cool weather has delayed tree pollination, setting May up to be a perfect pollen storm of tree … Continue reading

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“Physician” ?

The other day a colleague recounted a conversation that they had with another “physician”, which was very disturbing. I put “physician” in quotes for a reason that will become clear shortly but first a little background. The past couple of … Continue reading

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“The worst Allergy Season Ever” — An Allergy Myth?

Spring pollen season has begun — and so has the pollen hype. Over the past few days I have been hearing about how this year is the year of the “polar pollen syndrome” and “pollenagedon”. These are wildly speculative claims … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Hints

As the New Year comes, health care is going to face challenges. Questions abound about the implementation of Obamacare. More importantly, how are all these changes going to effect you, the patient — I refuse to say healthcare consumer. Here … Continue reading

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Medical Upselling

The practice of medicine is undergoing momentous changes.  The vast majority of physicians provide good ethical care but there has been a growing trend of physicians offering services that may be outside their scope of training.   Health care systems … Continue reading

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Halloween Safety Tips for Allergy Patients

Halloween spooks and scares are not limited to vampires and witches. While parents of children with food allergies need to be aware of the dangers lurking in Halloween treats, parents of asthmatic children need to be just as vigilant by … Continue reading

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Electronic Communications

Over the past several years there has been a trend to try and push physicians to communicate electronically with patients. This means of communication raises several interesting issues — all of which which could be topics unto themselves – but … Continue reading

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TIme for a Hike …. and a smoke???

It is a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon. I got the “honey-do” list mostly done — as we all know it is never completely done — and began to work on an allergy advocacy project. As I sit at my desk, … Continue reading

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Spring is Springing

Well today is the Spring equinox and the official first day of spring — and a balmy 45 degrees it is. One could also say this is the first official day of the spring allergy season — early trees are … Continue reading

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Hand Washing

Over the past several years there has been great attention focused on health care practitioners and their hand washing – or lack there of. Recently, one institution has gone so far as to install cameras in their ICU and in … Continue reading

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