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The Department of Defense (DoD) recently released a listing of companies selected as finalists for the 2013 Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the DoD’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Three of the 14 doctors of Family Allergy and Asthma are currently in the National Guard or are veterans. Family Allergy was selected as one of 30 finalists from a pool of 2,899 nominations from across the country. According to a press release by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), selections were based on “company policies and informal initiatives that go above and beyond in assisting and encouraging National Guard and Reserve service.” The 2013 recipients of the Freedom Award will be honored at the 18th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony in Washington, D.C. in September.
Allergy Myth #7: Certain Pet Breeds Won’t Irritate Allergies. In reality, it the pet’s dander and saliva that irritate allergies so the breed of the animal is not the contributing factor. Seek relief for your allergies today so you can keep Fido in the family! Call Family Allergy and Asthma today (800-999-1249).
Allergy Myth #4: Allergies can’t make you feel like you have a cold. In reality, classic cold symptoms, such as stuffy head, coughing and sneezing, are also common symptoms of allergies.
Being diagnosed with allergies is never any fun, but at least there are steps you can take medically to help treat your symptoms. But imagine being told you were allergic to something, an item that if touched could make you break out in hives or if eaten could make your throat swell shut. This is what it is like for someone with a severe food allergy, and the only treatment is avoidance of the offending foods. 14 year-old Cameron describes what it is like to live with several food allergies, including peanuts and chocolate.
May 13 – 18 is Food Allergy Awareness Week! Our goal during this particular week is educate the public on recognizing a food allergy, as well as understanding what it is like to live with a food allergy. Dr Jim Sublett joined 4 year-old peanut allergic Claire and mother, Tami, on WHAS’s Great Day Live to talk about food allergies. Food allergy is a serious medical condition affecting up to 15 million people in the United States, including 1 in 13 children. An allergic reaction to food can affect the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract, and, in the most serious cases, the cardiovascular system. Reactions can range from mild to severe, including the potentially life-threatening condition known as anaphylaxis. In the U.S., food allergy symptoms send someone to the emergency room every three minutes. Symptoms typically appear within minutes to several hours after eating the food to which Read More
We are proud to welcome Stephanie Wallace to Family Allergy and Asthma as one of our Nurse Practitioners. She joins us after working in hospital and clinic settings for more than 12 years. Stephanie received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Spalding University and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University. A Nurse Practitioner is a primary health care provider who works in collaboration with a physician to deliver care to children and adults. Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who have completed additional education, have a Master’s Degree or higher and have clinical training in a specialty area. Stephanie works closely with Family Allergy & Asthma physicians and handles both routine and acute care visits. Degrees: · MSN (Master of Science in Nursing), Spalding University, 2009 · BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), Louisiana State University, 2000 Memberships: · Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Read More
WHAS 11′s Michelle Arnold has suffered from allergies her entire life. Without medication, her allergies have gotten out of control – so she decided to pay a visit to our offices for an on-air testing. Dr Doug Lotz talked to Michelle about spring allergy triggers while the test was being administered. What were the results of Michelle’s test? Continue on to our YouTube page to find out.
There is no doubt about it — spring allergy season is here! Just look out your windows for confirmation — trees are blooming, flowers are budding, grass needs cutting and temperatures are warmer. All of combined means more time spent outdoors and more time to inhale the offending allergens. Louisville allergy specialist Dr Jim Sublett discusses the upcoming spring allergy season and what to expect.
Some of the more common symptoms of allergies – cough, runny nose, watery eyes – can often be mistaken for a cold. Dr Hans Otto, one of our Florence, KY allergists, explains childhood allergies, how to recognize allergies and the best course of treatment. Per the American Academy of Pediatrics, there is no age barrier to allergy skin testing and treatment.
With spring comes pollen! With pollen comes allergies! As many as 50 million people in the US—about one in five—have allergies. This includes millions of children. Allergy symptoms can be more than bothersome or irritating. They can interfere with your day-to-day activities and sleep. Allergies are the most common reasons for loss of productivity, missed work or school and an overall poor quality of life. Allergies can first occur at any stage in life, from infancy to late adult. Allergies are triggered by a variety of things with the most comming being pollen, dust, mold, and/or food. Common symptoms associated with allergies include runny nose, post nasal drip, sneezing, congestion, coughing and watery eyes. Symptoms that may not be recognized as allergy related include headaches, loss of taste or smell, low productivity/poor concentration, fatigue, sleep disturbances and snoring. An allergy skin test is the best, most accurate way to determine the extent of your allergies, Read More