COVID-19: What To Know If You Have Asthma

COVID-19: What To Know If You Have Asthma

** Please see all of our latest COVID-19 updates here. ** The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently warned that people with asthma may be at higher risk of becoming very sick from COVID-19 than others.  The virus can affect your respiratory...

Your 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Allergens Guide

It’s that time of year! Girl Scout Cookie season is in full swing in Chicago. These popular cookies have been sold for over 100 years since starting in 1917. It’s an exciting time for cookie lovers, but there has been some confusion this year about a few...

What Is Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is a preventive treatment for allergic reactions to common substances. The goal is to: Reduce symptons caused by allergies/asthma Reduce/eliminate the need for medications (especially steroids) Prevent progression of allergies/asthma How It Works...
Birth Defects and Asthma

Birth Defects and Asthma

Swedish study confirmed link between birth order and risk of childhood disease. Is it better to be the first-born or the younger child? The answer– at least when it comes to certain diseases– is something Swedish researchers may now know. A study from the Karolinska...
Guidelines for People with Nasal Allergies

Guidelines for People with Nasal Allergies

For the one in six Americans bothered by nasal allergies, new guidelines have been issued to help doctors diagnose and treat their sniffles and sneezes. The recommendations from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation spell out the...
Treating Eczema Could Also Alleviate Asthma

Treating Eczema Could Also Alleviate Asthma

Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing...

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