Category Archives: Hives / Urticaria

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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Egg Allergy and Flu Vaccine

Well here it is flu season once again. And again misinformation is being disseminated by healthcare institution and the media about egg allergy and the flu vaccine. Below is the CDC recommendations about the administration of the flu vaccine in … 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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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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Newer is not necessarily better.

I came across this article (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/in-medicine-falling-for-fake-innovation/?ref=health ) written by one of the faculty at UPenn. In this article he discusses how a new technology, the daVinci Surgical Robot system, while an innovative and cutting edge technology, has increased heatlhcare costs … Continue reading

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Using fruit to improving anaphylaxis care

I was talking with a colleague the other day about developing an allergy/anaphylaxis education program for a local school district. As these conversations go,we talked about the various aspects of allergy care and how the goal of such a program … Continue reading

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Chronic Urticaria

Sarbjit Saini, MD – Associate Professor at JHU. CIU and  response to Anti – IgE therapy. Notes from presentation at 51st Swineford Conference at UVa   General Overview about CU: CU > 6weeks of hives; 80% are idiopathic; 1% prevalence … Continue reading

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