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2018 Practice News

November

New Treatment To Protect People With Peanut Allergies, Ready For FDA Review

The results of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine show it is possible for some people with peanut allergy to protect themselves from accidental ingestion by building up their tolerance to peanuts over time.

Allergy & Asthma Tips for a Happy Holiday Season

The holiday and winter season can be a tough time for individuals with allergies or asthma. From the cold weather to all the holiday family meals, it’s important to be aware of potential risks.

2018 Allergy Extract Order Deadline

Immunotherapy Patients: Please be advised that the last day to order allergy extract and have it billed to insurance in 2018 is Wednesday, December 19th.

Holiday Closing Dates

All 17 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed on the following days during the holiday season.

Have You Met Your Deductible? Good Time to Schedule an Allergy Test

The end of the year is a good time to think about how to get the most from your health insurance, including scheduling an appointment for an allergy test. Both allergy testing and treatments are covered by most insurance plans, so if you’ve met your deductible for the year, your out-of-pocket costs could be minimal, or possibly zero.

October

Allergic to Dust? There Are Exciting New Options Available

If you are one of the millions of Americans whose allergy symptoms are triggered by dust, you might be allergic to house dust mites.

Minimize Your Exposure to Dust Mites

Although it is nearly impossible to eliminate dust and dust mites from your home there are steps you could take to minimize your exposure to these types of allergies.

Halloween with Food Allergies – Keep the Fun Without the Fear

Learn about the Teal Pumpkin Project and the best tips for dealing with food allergies during the Halloween season.

Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

Make sure your family is well protected this Halloween season and check out our tips for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Join Us in Supporting FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project supports a safe trick-or-treating experience for kids with food allergies. Learn where to get your teal pumpkins and ideas for non-food treats!

IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency — 10/27 in Lawrenceville

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation and their Annual IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, Saturday October 27th at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville, GA.

September

It’s Time for Your Flu Shot!

Although the flu vaccine is recommended for most children and adults, it is especially important for anyone with respiratory issues, particularly our patients with asthma and chronic sinusitis.

Educational Dinner Program for HAE Patients, 10/2.

On Tuesday, October 2nd, there will be a patient education dinner program for Hereditary angioedema patients and their family members sponsored by Shire Pharmaceutical.

National Penicillin Allergy Day — Are you Allergic?

September 28th is National Penicillin Allergy Day. Up to 10 percent of the population report being allergic to penicillin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, most of those may actually be able to safely use penicillin, either because they never were truly allergic or because they have lost sensitivity over time.

Recall on Lot of Montelukast Sodium Tablets

Camber Pharmaceuticals is recalling one lot of Montelukast sodium tablets because the bottles are labeled "montelukast sodium tablets, 10-mg, 30-count" but actually contain 90 tablets of losartan potassium, 50 mg.

August

Offices Closed on Monday, September 3 in Observance of Labor Day

All Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day.

EpiPen Expiration Dates Extended on Specific Lots

In an effort to mitigate the EpiPen shortage during back-to-school season, the FDA has extended the expiration date on certain lots of EpiPens.

Fall Allergy Season — Are You Ready?

The temperatures outside tell us that fall isn’t quite here, but allergy seasons do not exactly follow the calendar. You might not be feeling your allergy symptoms yet, but if you want to enjoy this beautiful season you will want to start preparing in advance.

Life Saving Injectable Epinephrine — Options Available

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction. Patients with life threatening allergies need immediate access to epinephrine, the only medication that can quickly reverse the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Due to reported difficulties in filling prescriptions for some of the epinephrine devices, it is important for patients at risk for anaphylaxis to know their options:

July

How Do Allergies and Asthma Impact Your Child’s Performance in School?

We are about to start another school year and if your child has allergies or asthma, there is more to think about than just school supplies and new shoes.

Back to School with Allergies and Asthma

Back-to-school season is a very busy time for all families, but if your child has allergies or asthma, it can feel even more hectic. Here are some tips for those families to keep in mind as they get back into the school routine.

June

Seven Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Physicians Receive Top Doctors Honors in Atlanta

Seven physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — rank among metro Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. In all, more than half of the physicians in the publication’s allergy and immunology category come from this one practice.

Offices Closed Wednesday July 4th for Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, all offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family.

Food Allergy Conference at Emory – 6/23

Healthcare Professionals: Join us this coming Saturday, June 23rd for a conference on the rapidly changing field of food allergy. Our own Dr. Stanley Fineman will be one of the presenting experts.

Dr. Kip Cole to Retire

After nearly 34 years caring for patients with allergic disease and asthma, Dr. Kip Cole is retiring this month. Dr. Cole has been treating families in North Fulton and Marietta for years, often helping multiple generations breathe easier.

Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Harmful Air Quality

As we move into the summer months, it is important to understand the connection between asthma and air quality. While air pollution does not cause asthma, it can definitely trigger asthma symptoms or an asthma attack if you already have this condition.

May

Summertime Safety Tips for Individuals with Allergies and Asthma

The best part of summer is the time spent having fun outdoors; however, individuals with asthma and allergies must also be aware of triggers and potentially dangerous situations specific to summertime.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Offices Closed on Memorial Day

All 17 Atlanta Allergy offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday morning.

NOW ENROLLING: Pediatric Seasonal Allergy Study

Does your child suffer from sneezing, runny or itchy nose, red, itchy or watering eyes, and nasal congestion?

Update on Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

If you have trouble filling your prescription, please contact your Atlanta Allergy & Asthma office for options.

Allergic to Ragweed Pollen? Now is the Time to Discuss Treatment Options

If you suffer from fall allergy symptoms, you are most likely reacting to ragweed pollen.

April

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Closed Memorial Day, May 28

In honor of Memorial Day, all Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed May 28.

Prevent Peanut Allergy with This Guide

Introducing peanut to your infant early can help prevent a peanut allergy. This excellent guide will help you understand the importance of early introduction and guide you through your first steps

FARE Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 13-19

Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. This potentially deadly disease affects one in every 13 children in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom.

Asthma Camp in Georgia, July 15-20

Camp Breathe Easy is a six-day, five-night residential camp for children ages 7-13 with asthma. In 2018, Camp Breathe Easy will be held in partnership with Camp Twin Lakes at Camp Will-A-Way in Winder, GA. It will be the 38th year of camp!

World Allergy Week: April 22-28, 2018

World Allergy Week is an annual initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO.) The WAO established this initiative with the goal of bringing together different groups for an integrated approach to addressing the needs of patients who suffer from allergic diseases and asthma and those who provide care for them.

Join Us At FARE's Food Allergy Hero's Walk May 6

Join Atlanta Allergy & Asthma as we support our patients with food allergy and the organization that advocates for them year round. FARE's Food Allergy Hero's Walk is on Sunday, May 6th, at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.

March

Regular Clinic Hours on Fri, 3/30 and Monday, 4/2

We are operating regular clinic hours on Friday, 3/30 and Monday 4/2. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Now Offering New Patient Consultations Within 24 Hours

We are offering new patient consultations with an allergy expert within 24 hours at many of our 17 locations.

Dr. Silk to Speak at IDF Education Meeting on 4/14

Our own Dr. Howard Silk will be one of the presenters at The Immune Deficiency Foundation’s Annual Education Meeting on April 14. This seminar is for individuals and family members living with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. The event is free but you must register.

Pollen Count Available On Weekends beginning 3/24

Great news! The Atlanta Allergy Pollen Count will be available on the weekends starting Saturday, March 24, and continue through peak pollen season.

Glimpse of Spring? Tree Pollens Hit Early, What Does This Mean for You?

As often occurs in Atlanta and southeast, we begin to get spurts of warmer temperature leading us to Spring. These warmer temps often trick the trees into releasing pollens that we normally do not see until the spring months. What does that mean for you?

Atlanta Allergy Offers Free Asthma Screenings at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Join us at the 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival from April 13-15 in beautiful Piedmont Park! We will provide FREE asthma screenings Saturday and Sunday.

February

Common Mistakes in Treating Spring Allergies

Some of the most common ways people combat their spring allergy symptoms may not be providing relief at all. Here are five common mistakes and advice on how to better control the sneezing and wheezing that comes with pollen season.

Atlanta Allergy Participates in American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb

Join us for American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb-Saturday, April 21st.

Penicillin Allergy — Who Should Be Tested and Why?

Unverified penicillin allergy is recognized as a significant public health problem. Up to 10 percent of the population report being allergic to penicillin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, most of those may actually be able to safely use penicillin, either because they never were truly allergic or because they have lost sensitivity over time.

Treatment Options for Dust Mite Allergy

If you suffer from allergy symptoms throughout the year, you might be allergic to house dust mites.

Our Sandy Springs Office Has Moved

We have relocated our Sandy Springs office! As of 1/15/18, we are in the Perimeter Place office building at the corner of Barfield Road and Mt. Vernon Highway, just west of 400. The new office is a mile from our former location and will provide our patients easier access in and out of the complex.

Tips for Surviving High Pollen Days

Spring pollen got you down? Check out our tips for surviving high pollen days.

January

It's a New Year — Commit to Better Breathing

With the new year comes new opportunities for health goals and resolutions. For allergy and asthma sufferers, it's the perfect time to get the wheezing and sneezing under control and commit to better breathing in 2018!