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Free Screenings at Atlanta Hawks Game, Discounted Tickets Available for Atlanta Allergy Patients and Friends

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is pleased to partner with The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the Allergy & Asthma Network as they host an event with the Atlanta Hawks Basketball team. Free asthma and allergy screenings will be offered at Philips Arena as the Hawks take on the New York Knicks on November 8th.

As Atlanta hosts the National Scientific Meeting of The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), several organizations will come together to raise awareness for these life changing conditions. Asthma symptoms affect an estimated 26 million Americans and are one of the leading causes of work and school absences. Additionally, allergies are a major cause of illness in the United States. As many as 50 million people—about one in five—have allergies.

Visit Philips Arena on November 8th as the Hawks take on the New York Knicks. The free asthma and allergy screenings will be conducted by allergy and asthma specialists and will begin at 5:30pm.

For more information and to purchase discounted tickets CLICK HERE and enter promo code ALLERGYANDASTHMA. A portion of each ticket sale will go to The Allergy & Asthma Network as they continue to pursue their mission of helping America breathe easier.

Tips for Safe Trick or Treating with Food Allergies

  • Make sure your child eats before heading out so that they’re not tempted by unsafe treats.
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  • Carry safe snacks with you while trick or treating.
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  • Trade unsafe candy for allergen safe treats or non-food items once your children return home.
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  • Check all ingredients. Remember that treat sized candy may have different ingredients or be manufactured on different machinery than their full sized counterparts.
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  • Make sure your child carries his or her medicines while trick or treating, in case a reaction occurs.
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  • Accompany your child trick or treating or, if he or she is old enough to go without an adult, have him or her go with friends that know about the food allergy.
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  • Give neighbors safe Halloween treats in advance to hand out to your food allergic child.
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  • Reach out to teachers and other parents involved in classroom parties or social gatherings so they are aware of your child’s allergies and what to do in case of an emergency.
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  • Display your teal pumpkin to raise awareness in your neighborhood about food allergies!

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma is joining FARE in encouraging food allergy families to start a new tradition:

Paint a pumpkin teal and place it on your porch as a sign to other families managing food allergies that you have non-food treats available at your home. Your teal pumpkin is also a way to raise awareness in your neighborhood about food allergies.

Look for our teal pumpkins and a list of Halloween safety tips at all 18 Atlanta Allergy & Asthma locations. Halloween can be a tricky time of year. Keep the fun without the fear!

For more information, click here: http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project

Allergy Shot Reminders Now Available

We are pleased to announce a new service available to Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Immunotherapy patients. You can now sign up to receive allergy shot reminders by text and/or email. You can set these reminders to be generated when it is time for your injection, or to alert you when a shot has been missed.

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.

Please ask your injection nurse for more details.

New Treatment Options for Allergy Patients

Recently the FDA has approved several products for patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis. These tablets, which treat grass or ragweed pollen allergies, are used daily under the tongue and are called sub-lingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT). They are indicated for allergy patients who have sensitivities to either grass or ragweed pollens, since each tablet only treats one allergen.

Although this therapy is a new option for allergy patients, as with any medical treatment, the benefits must be balanced with the potential risks. Speak with your Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physician to see if these tablets are recommended for the management of your allergies.

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 18 and 75 years of age
-Have received an asthma diagnosis at least one year ago
-Be taking an inhaled Corticosteroid and a second controller medication for the last 6 months, with no dose changes to these medications in the 4 weeks prior to the study.
-Have asthma that is not controlled by these medications

All study-related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for time and travel may be provided.

To learn more:
Stockbridge Research - 770 996-5354 or email
mcoggins@atlantaallergy.com
Marietta Research - 770 592-4210 or email smaner@atlantaallergy.com

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Total Pollen Count for 10/23/2014: 9

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