Asthma and COVID-19: Making Sense of Data

posted in Asthma, Clinical Science Research

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 […]

A Nickel For Your Thoughts: Contact Dermatitis Allergens and Food Allergy

Tests that are considered proven for diagnosing food allergy have been skin tests, blood tests that look for IgE (the class of antibody associated with allergic diseases) and, if necessary, an office ingestion challenge.  When the skin tests and blood tests are normal, the scientific conventional approach is to call a recurrent specific food reaction […]

Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing: It’s Personal and Business

posted in Clinical Science Research

We are more conscious about protecting our health from infections since early March.  Some of us may now be thinking of preventing other medical conditions.  Is direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing something we should get to see if we will develop a chronic disease? Does direct-to-consumer genetic testing give results that can determine the best treatment […]