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Back to Immunotherapy: Getting Ready for Next Year

Ragweed season traditionally starts in the Chicago area around August 10th because the ragweed plant pollinates according to the light/dark cycle.  The peak ragweed counts occur in the last week of August and first half of September.  As I’m seeing patients over the past two weeks who have uncontrolled symptoms from ragweed allergy, I...

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Asthma and COVID-19: Making Sense of Data

For the past three years, I have written about updates in peanut desensitization during the month of July.  However, I have received questions about the risks of COVID-19 for those with asthma over the past month. So, this month’s blog will --for the 3rd month this year—be devoted to the medical condition affecting all of us in so many...

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The Troubling Topic of Gluten Sensitivity

We all have become better-educated by the media and the government about immunology over the past two months.  But, I think we are all also tired of hearing about and living with COVID-19 day in and day out.  I’ve been wanting to write about gluten sensitivity for a while since I heard a 2018 medical study on the topic that was...

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Coronavirus Part II: The Way Out Of This

I had planned to write this month about the latest research in biologic therapy for allergic diseases—the theme of this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology during March 13th-March 16th in Philadelphia.  That plan changed at 4:10pm on Sunday March 8th when I received an e-mail announcing that...

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