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2016 Practice News

May

How does air quality affect asthma?

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?

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma May Newsletter

View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma May Newsletter.

Asthma & Allergy Awareness in the Nation’s Capital

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.

Practice News

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

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.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices closed on Memorial Day

All 18 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Download the Free healow App – Link Your Family’s Portal Accounts

Did you know you can link your family’s patient portal accounts through the healow app?

Food Allergy & Asthma Friendly Camps

Participants Needed for a Seasonal Rhinitis Research Study

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.

Educational program on Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

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.

Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 8-14

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.

Show Us Your Epi!

April

Over The Counter Not Working? You Are Not Alone.

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.

Recent Study Shows Major Side Effects From Certain Allergy Medications

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.

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.

Growing evidence suggests introducing peanuts in infancy is beneficial in preventing peanut allergy

There is growing evidence that introducing peanuts in infancy – instead of delaying consumption – is beneficial in preventing peanut allergy.

World Allergy Week: Are warming trends contributing to pollen allergies?

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.

March

What Does The Pollen Count Really Mean?

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.

Error in the Pollen Count for March 16th

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.

Free asthma screenings at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

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.

Join us for American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb - April 16th

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!

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Spring Newsletter

View the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Spring Newsletter.

Dr. David Tanner to speak about spring allergies this Thursday at Comprehensive Internal Medicine

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.

February

Glimpse of Spring? Tree Pollens in February, 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? 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.

Allergy Shot Reminders

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.

Warning: Traffic alert near our Sandy Springs Office this week

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.

Kennestone Office Changes Location

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Kennestone office will be closed on Friday, March 4th as we prepare to move to our new location.

January

Tips for Combating Winter Allergies

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.

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 2016!

Allergic to grass pollen? New options available.

If you are allergic to grass pollen, you might be a candidate for sublingual grass pollen tablets.