2015 Practice News
This is ragweed, the most common culprit for fall allergies. It grows wild almost everywhere, but especially on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Ragweed blooms and releases pollen from August to November. In the southeast, we begin to see ragweed pollen as early as August with peak levels in mid-September.
We had a great turn out for the 10th Anniversary "FARE Walk for Food Allergy" event at Grant Park this past weekend - in spite of the weather!
Join FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project to help us create a safer, happier Halloween for all!
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).
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.
Summer means outdoor fun - but it also means bugs!
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.
We’re proud to congratulate our Douglasville office location for winning the Douglas County Sentinel's 2015 “Reader’s Choice Award” for allergy care!
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.
We at Atlanta Allergy wish everyone a happy holiday weekend.
Congratulations to Dr. Hwang and family! Leia Clara Hamilton was born on May 30th and weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces.
HAE Patient Education Program Presented by Shire
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!”
Please join our PI Support Meeting on Wednesday, May 27 to learn more about how to navigate healthcare coverage and PI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 recently appeared on CBS46 news to discuss the rising pollen count and provide tips for those experiencing allergy symptoms.
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 & Asthma is excited to again participate in the 79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
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.
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.
To better serve the Buckhead community, we are relocating our office to a larger suite in the same building at 2045 Peachtree Road.
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.
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: