Insect Stings

16 June 2015 Updated Advice for Treating Insect Stings  Stinging insects can ruin summer fun in a hurry. But the sting can cause more than discomfort for those who have an allergic reaction — they may even end up in the emergency room. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) offers updated advice on how to recognize insect …

Are You Making Your Spring Allergies Worse?

Are You Making Your Spring Allergies Worse? 08 June 2015   Five Things that Can Aggravate Your Suffering           Normally eating fruits and vegetables sounds like good advice, but for the millions of spring allergy sufferers, eating produce can actually make the sneezing and sniffling worse.   Many things that seem harmless – certain foods, air …

It’s a War on Pollen during Spring Allergy Season

04 June 2015 It’s a War on Pollen during Spring Allergy Season Some Weapons Work Better than Others to Keep Your Suffering at Bay If you view spring with a certain degree of trepidation because it means an outbreak of spring allergy symptoms, you are not alone. One in five Americans suffer from allergies each year and spring allergies cause …

The Rise of Spring Allergies: Fact or Fiction?

The Rise of Spring Allergies: Fact or Fiction?       01 June 2015 The Rise of Spring Allergies: Fact or Fiction? Several factors determine the severity of allergy season   This year is going to be the worst year yet for spring allergy sufferers – at least that’s what you might hear. While allergies are, in fact, affecting more …

Double Duty Spring Cleaning: Keep Healthy and Tidy

Double Duty Spring Cleaning: Keep Healthy and Tidy 28 May 2015 Seasonal ritual can also help ward off allergy, asthma symptoms       Spring cleaning can be more than a daunting chore for those with allergies and asthma. Dust, pet hair and cleaning supplies can leave you reaching for the tissues instead of the broom. But spring cleaning can …

What you don’t know about spring allergies can cause you misery

What you don’t know about spring allergies can cause you misery 26 May 2015 What you Don’t Know About Spring Allergies can Cause You Misery Increasing pollen levels among reasons for heightened symptoms Just as this year’s flu season is coming to an end, the spring allergy season will begin. There are several little unknown factors about the spring sneezing …

Prevnar 13

03 February 2015 The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has revised the pneumococcal vaccination guidelines to recommend Prevnar 13® for adults aged 65+. The official revised ACIP recommendations have been published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The ACIP now recommends Prevnar 13® for both pneumococcal vaccine-naive and PPSV23–previously vaccinated adults aged 65+   Pneumococcal Vaccine-naïve Adults …

FDA Apporves 1st Sublingual(under the tonuge) Allergy Immunotherapy Treatment

22 April 2014 Dear Patients,   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially approved the first sublingual (under the tongue) allergy immunotherapy treatment options in the United States. Allergy & Asthma Associates wish to call your attention to these products. Oralair contains a five grass tablet mix containing Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy and Kentucky Blue Grass. Grastex …

Fall Flu Fight

Fall Flu Fight                                              12 Sept. 2013 http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323864604579064981020747554

Flu Shots are now available

Flu Shots are now available in both our Sparks and Carson City offices. There is no appointment necessary in order to obtain a flu shot. Please simply walk into the office during regular business hours. Our office does not bill insurance for flu shots, with the exception of Medicare and Tricare. Patients covered under Nevada Medicaid must obtain a flu …