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2015 Practice News

August

Going back to school, allergy and asthma ready

For children with food allergies, back-to-school is a great time to visit your allergist to confirm your child’s risk for anaphylaxis as some children do grow out of certain allergies. Remember – the most important aspect of treatment for food allergy is an accurate diagnosis. Food allergies can be difficult to diagnose and often require more than one test to confirm (blood test, skin prick test and possible oral food challenge).

FARE Walk for Food Allergy

10th Anniversary - FARE Walk for Food AllergyFARE = Food Allergy Research and Education

July

Five of the Seven Top Docs in Category from Atlanta Allergy & Asthma

Five of seven Top Docs in category from Atlanta Allergy and Asthma — the largest allergy practice in Georgia — In all, Atlanta magazine named seven physicians to the allergy and immunology category in its 2015 Top Doctors’ list, meaning that those from Atlanta Allergy comprised more than 70 percent of the magazine’s Top Doctors in that specialty.

June

Insect Sting Allergies

Summer means outdoor fun - but it also means bugs!

Peanut Allergy Drug Slated for 2018

We at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma are please to see that the FDA has decided to fast-track the studies for these potential therapies for patients with peanut allergy. The preliminary data looks promising for this novel system for delivery of allergen immunotherapy.

Douglasville Office wins “Reader’s Choice Award” for allergy care

We’re proud to congratulate our Douglasville office location for winning the Douglas County Sentinel's 2015 “Reader’s Choice Award” for allergy care!

May

Consensus Communication on Early Introduction of Peanut for Children at Risk

Expert organizations have come together to provide a consensus opinion on the LEAP (Learning Early about Peanut) Study released in February. This trial demonstrated a successful 11% - 25% absolute reduction in the risk of developing peanut allergy in high-risk infants (and a relative risk reduction of up to 80%) if peanut was introduced between 4 and 11 months of age.

In observance of Independence Day we will be closed on July 3rd.

We at Atlanta Allergy wish everyone a happy holiday weekend.

Congratulations to Dr. Hwang and family!

Congratulations to Dr. Hwang and family! Leia Clara Hamilton was born on May 30th and weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces.

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Patient Education Event-6/20/15

HAE Patient Education Program Presented by Shire

Show Us Your Epi!

During Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10 through 16) and for the remainder of May, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma will be asking our patients at risk for anaphylaxis to “Show us your Epi!”

Primary Immunodeficiency Patient Dinner and Program

Please join our PI Support Meeting on Wednesday, May 27 to learn more about how to navigate healthcare coverage and PI.

May is Food Allergy Action Month

According to the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) organization, up to 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Of this 15 million, the condition affects 1 in every 13 American children under 18 years of age. In an effort to educate the public and spread awareness about the world of food allergies, FARE has declared May Food Allergy Action Month and May 10-16, 2015 as Food Allergy Awareness Week.

Food Allergy Awareness Week – May 10th-16th

The national organization, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), established Food Allergy Awareness Week in 1998 to educate the public and raise awareness of food allergies.

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society of Georgia Honors Dr. Silk, Names Dr. Sheerin President-Elect

The Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society of Georgia held their annual meeting May 1-3 at Lake Lanier. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physicians were on hand as the group honored our own Dr. Howard Silk for his service as president of the organization over the past two years and named Dr. Kathleen Sheerin incoming president-elect.

Food Allergy Mall Walk and Expo Sunday May 3

Join Atlanta Allergy & Asthma as we kick off Asthma and Allergy Awareness month at the 2015 Strides for Safe Kids Food Allergy Mall Walk and Expo on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

At Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, our specially trained physicians are dedicated to providing state-of-the art, quality care to our patients with allergic disease and asthma. Our practice is committed to raising awareness, providing education to the public, and participating in research to continue to help develop new therapies that will benefit all patients with asthma and allergies.

April

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Team Tackles 51 Flights at Fight for Air Climb

Congratulations to the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma climbers who conquered 51 flights of stairs at the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb!

Dr. Stanley Fineman speaks at International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Atlanta Allergy and Asthma's Dr. Stanley Fineman was recently featured as a guest speaker at the 11th International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI) from April 8-9, 2015.

April 13 - 19 is World Allergy Week

World Allergy Week is an annual initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) that strives to bring awareness to the importance of understanding airway allergies and to improve the quality of life and reduce the socioeconomic burden that they cause around the world.

WSB-TV Goes Behind The Scenes of Daily Pollen Count

Have you ever wondered how the daily pollen count is calculated? Dr. Lily G. Hwang recently gave WSB-TV meteorologist Katie Walls a behind the scenes look into the process.

FDA Alert - Over-The-Counter Asthma Products Labeled as Homeopathic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to rely on asthma products labeled as homeopathic that are sold over-the-counter (OTC).

Dr. Stanley Fineman Appears On CBS46 News

Dr. Stanley Fineman recently appeared on CBS46 news to discuss the rising pollen count and provide tips for those experiencing allergy symptoms.

Weekend Pollen Counts

Beginning March 28th and continuing through peak pollen season, our certified pollen counting team will work 7 days a week to provide the counts that assist our patients and the community in planning their daily activities through the spring.

Atlanta Allergy Offers Free Asthma Screenings at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is excited to again participate in the 79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

March

Join Atlanta Allergy for Community Easter Egg Hunt and Health Fair Saturday, April 4

Join Atlanta Allergy's Dr. Erinn Gardner and staff from the Douglasville clinic for Alpha Kappa Alpha's Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Community Health Fair & Business Expo Saturday, April 4.

Smart Investments for Spring? Allergy Shots says Today Show Expert

Did you catch Today Show​ financial editor Jean Chatzky​ discussing smart ways to spend your money this Spring? She suggested that one of the best ways to invest in your health this spring may be allergy shots.

Buckhead Clinic Closed March 27 For Move

To better serve the Buckhead community, we are relocating our office to a larger suite in the same building at 2045 Peachtree Road.

February

Exciting New Research on Peanut Allergy Reveals It May Be Prevented Early in Life

The results of a groundbreaking clinical trial to prevent food allergy were presented on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that sustained consumption of a peanut-containing snack by babies at high risk for developing peanut allergy reduced the risk of their developing peanut allergy.

January

Participants needed for Asthma Research Study

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Research Department is looking for qualified participants for an asthma research study. We are looking for people with uncontrolled asthma. To be considered for this study, you must:

  • Be between 6 and 11 years of age
  • Have received an asthma diagnosis at least 6 months ago
  • Are taking a daily preventer medication, called a corticosteroid
  • Have not been hospitalized or required more than one emergency treatment for their asthma in the past 6 months