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 …

Singulair Alert

Singulair Alert                                23 June 2011 Joint statement on Singulair from ACAAI and AAAI The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday an investigation into a possible link between Singulair and behavior/mood changes, suicidal thoughts or suicide. This follows an October, 2007 update by Merck and Co., …

Healthcare Article

HealthCare Article                 23 June 2011 Access to Health Care for Seniors and Military Families is Seriously Threatened Across the United States including Nevada, Medicare beneficiaries and TriCare members are finding it increasingly difficult to locate a doctor. According to recent American Medical Association survey data nearly one in five physicians says they …

When to See an Allergist

When to See an Allergist         24 March 2016   When to See an Allergist   ________________________________________________________________  If you have asthma or think you might, you should see an allergist if you: ________________________________________________________________ Have asthma symptoms every day and often at night that limit your activity Have had a life-threatening asthma attack Do not meet asthma treatment goals after three to …

Stop Smoking Information

Stop Smoking Information                                             31 March 2016   Programs in Washoe County to Help You Quit Smoking 1-800-QUIT-NOW (Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline) 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-888-866-6642 Phones answered M-F 10 am – 9 pm, Sat. 10 pm – 2 pm. Provides confidential and individualized telephone based nicotine dependence treatment, in both English and Spanish. All services are free and some may also …