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2017 Practice News

February

Glimpse of Spring? Tree Pollens Hit Early, 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?

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.

Penicillin Allergy – Who should be tested and why?

Treatment Options for Dust Mite Allergy

Our Sandy Springs Office has Moved

Tips for Surviving High Pollen Days

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

January

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 2018!

December

Dr. Lily Hwang begins seeing patients in Lawrenceville

Allergy & Asthma Tips for a Happy Holiday Season

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.

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.

November

Have You Met Your Deductible? Good time to schedule an allergy test.

The end of the year is a good time to think about how to get the most from your health insurance, including scheduling an appointment for an allergy test. Both allergy testing and treatments are covered by most insurance plans, so if you’ve met your deductible for the year, your out-of-pocket costs could be minimal, or possibly zero.

2017 Allergy Extract Order Deadline

Lawrenceville office is relocating-12/4

Latest News and Research on Allergy and Asthma

The latest news and research on allergic diseases and asthma were unveiled at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) held in Boston at the end of October. More information on the most noteworthy studies presented are available here.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma voted "Best Allergy Care" by Atlanta community

We are proud to announce we have been voted "Best Allergy Care" by the Atlanta community through Best Self Magazine's "Best of 2017 " contest.

Fall Allergy Season – Are You Ready?

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.

October

Halloween with Food Allergies – Keep the Fun without the Fear

Learn about the Teal Pumpkin Project and the best tips for dealing with food allergies during the Halloween season.

IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency – 10/28

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is proud to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation and their Annual IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency, Saturday October 28th at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.

Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

Make sure your family is well protected this Halloween season and check out our tips for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Join us in supporting FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project

Learn where to get your teal pumpkin and ideas for non-food treats!

Primary Immunodeficiency Patient Dinner - 11/9

Shire is sponsoring a dinner program to help Primary Immunodeficiency patients and their caregivers navigate insurance coverage and reimbursement.

The September Asthma Peak - What is It?

Fall is one of the most dangerous times for people with asthma, especially children. Asthmatics often enjoy a reprieve from symptoms during the summer months, but ER visits for asthma increase during September and October.

September

Avoid the wait - request an appointment online

Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Schedule your flu vaccine appointment today at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma.

National Penicillin Allergy Day – Are you Allergic?

September 28th is National Penicillin Allergy Day! Learn about the symptoms and how you can get tested to see if you have a penicillin allergy.

August

Our Alpharetta Office has Moved

To better serve the Alpharetta community, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Alpharetta office has relocated.

July

Back to School with Allergies and Asthma

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.

Atlanta's FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk - Sunday, September 10

Summertime Safety Tips for Individuals with Allergies and Asthma

The best part of summer is the time spent having fun outdoors; however, individuals with asthma and allergies must also be aware of triggers and potentially dangerous situations specific to summertime.

June

Suffer from fall allergy symptoms? Now is the time to discuss treatment options.

Seven Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physicians receive Top Doctors honors in Atlanta

Drs. Stanley M. Fineman, Erinn T. Gardner, Linda D. Guydon, Kevin L. Schaffer, Kathleen A. Sheerin, David D. Tanner, John A. Zora appear in Atlanta magazine’s July issue

Offices Closed Tuesday July 4th for Independence Day

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Patients - Free educational dinner event

May

Asthma Camp in Georgia, July 9-14

May is National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

It's peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, and co-workers about these diseases.

FARE Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 14-20

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.

Douglasville office wins "Best Allergy Care" community award

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 offices closed on Memorial Day

Show Us Your Epi!

April

Dr. Stanley Fineman Heads to Capitol Hill for Allergy & Asthma Day

The 20th Allergy & Asthma Network Day on Capitol Hill (AADCH) is taking place Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

EpiPen recall expanded, EpiPen users please read.

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma patients who have EpiPens, please be aware the recall has expanded to include lots distributed in the U.S.

Important recall information for EpiPen and Ventolin Asthma Inhalers

Mylan has announced its manufacturing partner Meridian Medical Technologies expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr.® epinephrine auto-injectors to the United States.

Need an Appointment? Options for scheduling

Join the Atlanta Allergy Team!

March

Join us for the Fight For Air Climb on April 22nd

World Allergy week is April 2 - 8, 2017

World Allergy Week is an annual initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO.) The WAO established this initiative with the goal of bringing together different groups for an integrated approach to addressing the needs of patients who suffer from allergic diseases and asthma and those who provide care for them.

Atlanta Allergy Offers Free Asthma Screenings at Atlanta Dogwood Festival

January

New Guidelines for When and How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Infants

On Jan. 5, updated guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) defined high-, moderate- and low-risk infants for developing peanut allergy, and how to proceed with the introduction of peanut-containing foods based on risk.

Allergic to grass pollen? Now is the time to discuss treatment options.

Rome Office relocating this month

December

December Holiday Hours

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.