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May 23, 2019

Thank you for the kind words about Dr. Schaffer! Dr. Schaffer sees patients at our Sandy Springs location on Monday and Wednesday, and at our Snellville location on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

2019 Practice News

May

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

If your child has allergies or asthma, there is more to think about than just next year's class schedule and outgrown clothing. Find out how allergies and asthma can affect your child's performance at school.

The Food Allergy Epidemic

Two recent studies have revealed that 32 million Americans — more than double what was previously believed — are living with a potentially life-threatening food allergy.

Show Us Your Epi!

Although exciting research is currently being done, at this time there is no cure for food allergies. The only way to prevent reactions is to completely avoid the food you are allergic to.

May is National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

May is “National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, which makes this a perfect time to educate patients, friends, family, and co-workers about these diseases.

Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Harmful Air Quality

Most of our patients know the effect of pollen, dust, and animal dander have on people with asthma. Nearly 60% of people with asthma have allergies that make their asthma worse.

April

Pollen Count Equipment Experiencing Technical Issues

The Atlanta Allergy & Asthma daily pollen count process is experiencing some technical issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and are available to address any questions you may have.

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.

Tips for Surviving High Pollen Days

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

March

Free Asthma Screenings at 83rd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is excited to participate in this annual rite of spring – The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, April 12-14th at Piedmont Park.

Allergy Program on 4/16 at Collins Hill Library, Lawrenceville

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physician, Lily Hwang, MD, will present and lead a discussion on allergic diseases and asthma as part of the Gwinnett County Public Library Wellness Program. The event is open to the public: Tuesday, 4/16, 6:30-7:30 pm at Collins Hill Library in Lawrenceville.

Education Meeting for Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases – 4/13

Join us for the Immune Deficiency Foundation's Annual Education Meeting for individuals and family members living with primary immunodeficiency diseases. Learn the latest about diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency diseases and meet others in the discussion sessions. Get your questions answered by medical experts, including our own Dr. Howard Silk.

New Tool for Allergists in Treating Persistent Asthma and Certain Skin Conditions

For years, allergists have managed and controlled asthma with long-term control medicines to avoid asthma attacks, and quick-relief, or rescue, medicines to treat symptoms once they start. These treatments have typically worked well for most patients with mild to moderate asthma. However, for approximately 10% of people with this condition, these medicines were often not enough to control symptoms.

Food Allergy Update

Food allergy is a significant problem that affects an estimated 32 million people in the U.S. including 5.6 million children. But recent developments in the search for a cure, or at least for treatment options that reduce the risk of a severe reaction, have given hope to families that struggle with this life-threatening condition.

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.

Spring Is Here and We Are Here for You!

We are trying to help as many allergy sufferers as possible this spring season! Because high demand makes our phone schedulers very busy this time of year, we provide additional options for your convenience.

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.

What Is Alpha-Gal Syndrome?

Most people who develop alpha-gal syndrome in the U.S. develop the condition after a Lone Star tick bites them.

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

Step up to the challenge! Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to again sponsor the American Lung Association’s Climb Atlanta, a vertical race to the top of The Promenade — a 40 story skyscraper in downtown Atlanta. Join us Saturday, April 27th.

February

Glimpse of Spring? Trees Release Pollen Early

As often occurs in Atlanta and the southeast, we begin to get spurts of warmer temperatures leading up to Spring. These warmer temps encourage trees like Juniper, Elm, and Birch, to release pollens that we normally do not see until the spring months. What does that mean for you?

January

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Research Department Receives Syneos Research Site Appreciation Award

Congratulations to our Research Department on receipt of the Syneos Research Site Appreciation Award in recognition of their contribution to the Aimmune sponsored oral immunotherapy study for peanut allergy.

Tools to Manage Your Health

We are excited to announce that we have recently added online bill pay to our list of features designed to help you manage your health.

Allergic to Grass Pollen? Now Is the Time to Discuss Treatment Options

If you are allergic to grass pollen, you might be a candidate for sublingual grass pollen tablets. January is the time to start this therapy in advance of the grass pollen season.

Study: Millions Misdiagnose Food Allergies

A recent study published in JAMA Network Open estimates nearly 19 percent of adults think they have food allergies, but less than 11 percent actually do.

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 2019!