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Grass Pollen Counts This Year: Delayed But Not To Be Denied

posted in Allergies

          In my experience, this month’s grass pollen counts in the Chicago area have been quite unusual.  There was a two-day burst of grass pollen on April 28th and April 29th, and then nothing…………. until low levels on May 27th and moderate levels on May 28th.  During 2016-2020, sustained levels over many days […]

As Our Immune Systems Age: Lessons For Today And Tomorrow

posted in Clinical Science Research

     Our immune systems are–like every organ system in our body–subject to the aging process. The term used in the medical literature to describe these age-related changes is immunosenescence. Perhaps no time is more important in understanding this than the past 14 months when the responses to (a) being infected with the COVID-19 virus and (b) being […]

iAllergies: Some Troubleshooting Tips

posted in Allergies

Last month, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology held its Annual Meeting…. virtually.  Among the lectures I attended virtually was a series about eye allergies, which are reported in a 2016 article of Current Opinions Allergy Clinical Immunology to occur in 64% of those who have nasal/sinus allergic symptoms.   Although I wrote about […]