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Spring Allergies: The Eyes Have It

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In the 1979 film comedy ‘Being There,’ the lead character—played by Peter Sellers of Inspector Clouseau fame—is a Washington D.C. gardener who is mistakenly believed to be a wise domestic policy expert.  When he says “There will be growth in the spring,” people around him interpret it to refer to the economy instead of to […]

Beware Of The Air

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Your indoor environment maybe making you sick. The US Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air pollution exposure can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, fatigue, dizziness, headache, asthma and cancer.  It can contain dust, mold, pollen, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air pollutants. VOCs are organic chemicals that evaporate and enter the […]

“My Mother Told Me I’m Allergic To Penicillin:” The Why and When For Penicillin Allergy Testing

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We associate November with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and, unfortunately, elections).  But who knew that November 12-18 this year was ‘Antibiotic Awareness Week’?  Just about no one.  The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) developed this educational effort, as the winter cold and flu season starts, to prevent overuse of antibiotics.  In […]