2016 Practice News
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 for individuals with these conditions to be aware of potential risks they might face.
All 18 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma locations will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 as our staff spends time with their families for the holiday.
Recent wildfires in North Georgia have caused the air quality in metro-Atlanta to reach code orange and red levels on the Air Quality Index (AQI) over the past few days. At these high levels everyone may begin to experience adverse health effects and members of the sensitive groups may experience more serious effects. Sensitive groups include older adults, children, and those with lung diseases including asthma.
New Study Finds Reducing Indoor Allergens May Be As Effective As Medication For Treating Childhood Asthma
A study recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. reports that reducing indoor allergens and pollutants can be as effective as medicines in controlling childhood asthma.
Southeastern Primary Care is sponsoring a health fair on Saturday November 12th from 9 am till 12 noon.
Have you met your deductible? Need to use your Flexible Spending Account before the end of the year? Schedule an appointment now and see your Atlanta Allergy provider before the end of 2016!
As the largest allergy practice in Georgia, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is looking for qualified, experienced, and service-oriented people to help provide exemplary care for our patients.
Congratulations to Dr. Louis Kalish on being named “Best Allergist” in Best Self Magazine’s Best of 2016 Contest.
Fall allergy season in Atlanta and the Southeast has historically been characterized by weed pollen, particularly ragweed. But in a study conducted using data from the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Pollen Counting Station, an interesting trend was uncovered.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma supports FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project. Join the movement that helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night with something they can enjoy.
The Halloween season is filled with school parties, trick-or-treating, and other food-centric celebrations that put children with food allergies at a higher risk of exposure to allergens than usual.
The 2016 FARE Walk for Food Allergy is on Sunday, October 23rd at Chastain Park. Event festivities begin at 1 pm. Join Atlanta Allergy & Asthma as we walk on this day to support our patients and their families that live with food allergies every day!
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation and their 1st Annual IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, Saturday October 29th at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.
The documentary film "Special Blood" will present an informative perspective on the rare, life-threatening condition of Hereditary Angioedema. The film premiere in Atlanta is on Monday, October 24th at the Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 & IMAX.
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.
Dr. Stanley Fineman recently spoke with WSB-TV about a new trend in the pollen counts.
Although the flu vaccine is recommended for most children and adults, it is especially important that our patients with asthma and chronic sinusitis receive their yearly flu shot.
If you are someone who suffers from fall allergy symptoms, you might feel like they last longer than they used to. Some theories blame global warming. Research suggests that because of our extended warm seasons, nasal allergy during the ragweed pollen season – also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis – lasts up to three weeks longer than it used to, and the further north you live, the longer you have to wait for relief.
Our very own Dr. Louis B. Kalish has been nominated for Best Self's "Best Allergist" award as part of their Best of 2016 contest!
Every day we work with our patients to help them get access to the medications they need, including injectable epinephrine.
Join us this Saturday, September 3rd, at Celebrate Freedom - a family-friendly festival at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.
On August 25, 2016 the drug company, Mylan, announced details of an expanded discount program they say will further enhance access to EpiPen Auto-Injector.
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.
Labor Day weekend Bar-B-Q's are coming up! Our own Dr. Lily Hwang visited the set of CBS46's Atlanta Plugged In to discuss allergy and asthma dangers right in our backyards.
Last week Delta announced that they were testing new in-flight snack options. One of those options included offering cashews instead of peanuts (link to blog.) We discussed why this change is not a significant improvement for their customers with peanut allergy, but we also wanted to provide you with some tips for flying with food allergies.
For many of us, summer brings increased time outdoors and therefore increased exposure to insects. Everyone will react in some way to the venom of stinging insects, but it is estimated that as many as 13 million people in the U.S. may be at risk of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that spreads quickly through the body.
Most of our patients know the effect pollen, dust, and animal dander have on people with asthma. Nearly 80% of children, and over 50% of adults with asthma, have allergies that make their asthma worse. But did you know that air quality also has an impact on your asthma symptoms?
Anxious about insect stings this summer? Learn how to avoid and treat stings, especially if you have a life-threatening allergy.
Seven physicians from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — have been named as Top Doctors in metro Atlanta by Atlanta magazine in its July issue. In all, more than half of the physicians named by the publication in the allergy and immunology specialty came from this one practice.
View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma May Newsletter.
Did you know you can link your family’s patient portal accounts through the healow app?
The Allergy & Asthma Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology celebrated Allergy & Asthma Day on Capitol Hill recently. Our own Dr. Stanley Fineman was in Washington, D.C. to participate in this program that discusses relevant issues pertaining to the care of patients with allergies and asthma with our legislators.
In observance of Independence Day, all 18 offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th. We hope you have a wonderful 3 day weekend with your friends and family.
Anyone suffering with seasonal allergies knows the local pharmacy carries shelves full of over-the-counter medications to help manage symptoms. Unfortunately, most seasonal allergy sufferers take over-the counter (OTC) products rather than the treatments they actually prefer — prescription medications and allergen immunotherapy.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Research Department is currently recruiting participants for a Research Study for Seasonal Rhinitis. Participants must be 12 years of age or older, have a 2 year history of Seasonal Allergies and be able to attend 4 office visits.
May is "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, and co-workers about these diseases. Most people know that allergists treat allergic conditions – but not everyone is aware that allergists are the medical professionals specially trained to identify the factors that trigger asthma.
All 18 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
An educational lunch program is being offered by Shire for our patients, their families and friends. The event is Saturday, May 14th at Maggiano's Little Italy at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody. The lunch program begins at 1pm and is free, however, you must register in advance.
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. According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.
Many allergy sufferers have noticed that some allergy medications can cause side effects. No one likes to take medications that cause fatigue, sleepiness, or difficulty concentrating. In fact some of these medications also carry warnings about operating heavy machinery or driving while taking them.
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.
There is growing evidence that introducing peanuts in infancy – instead of delaying consumption – is beneficial in preventing peanut allergy.
The World Allergy Organization (WAO), an international umbrella organization whose members consist of 97 regional and national allergology and clinical immunology societies from around the world, will address the theme of “Pollen Allergies – Adapting to a Changing Climate” during World Allergy Week 2016 from April 4-10.
Patients with allergies have symptoms triggered by a variety of factors. One of the major culprits here in metro Atlanta is pollen. Allergists need to know what pollens are in the air and how they may impact their patients in order to effectively treat them.
The pollen count was reported in error earlier this morning. The accurate number is 670, with tree pollens in the high range. People sensitive to tree pollens, especially Pine, Oak, Elm, Birch and Maple may experience symptoms at this elevated level. We apologize for the error.
Looking for something fun to do the weekend of April 8th? Stop by the 80th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma team will be there providing free asthma screenings for the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Step up to the challenge! Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to again sponsor the American Lung Association’s 10 Year Anniversary Fight for Air Climb, a vertical race to the top of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in downtown Atlanta That’s 51 floors – 1,272 steps!
View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Spring Newsletter.
Dr. David Tanner, allergist and Medical Director for Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, will talk about spring allergies and their impact on other health conditions this Thursday, March 31 at 12:30PM. This event will also mark the grand re-opening and open house of one of our partner health organizations, Comprehensive Internal Medicine.
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? Now is the time to have your allergies evaluated in preparation for the Spring pollens. There are new treatment options available to reduce your allergic symptoms, however, many of these treatments should be started well in advance of the peak pollen season.
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? Now is the time to have your allergies evaluated in preparation for the Spring pollens. There are new treatment options available to reduce your allergic symptoms, however, many of these treatments should be started well in advance of the peak pollen season.
Allergen Immunotherapy is a disease modifying treatment that can reduce your allergic sensitivities and provide long-term relief. When you adhere to your recommended injection schedule, over time, you will experience significant improvement in your allergic symptoms.
The film company, Bambino Films, LLC, will be filming scenes for the upcoming motion picture "Baby Driver" in the Perimeter area.
The filming dates are currently scheduled for Wednesday, 3/16, Thursday, 3/17 and Monday, 3/21, between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Kennestone office will be closed on Friday, March 4th as we prepare to move to our new location.
If you are perpetually stuffy, have itchy eyes, and pressure in your head during winter, you might suffer from what is often called “winter allergies.” Because you are indoors more during the colder months (often with little ventilation), you are exposed to indoor allergens like mold, dust mites, and animal dander.
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 2016!
If you are allergic to grass pollen, you might be a candidate for sublingual grass pollen tablets.