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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 […]

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 […]