Blog - AtlantaENT Sinus & Allergy Associates, P.C.

A recent research study conducted by Jonathan I Silverberg, MS, of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York has shown that foreign-born children develop more allergies the longer they live in the United States. The research study looked at data from 91,642 children enrolled in the 2007-2008 National Survey of Children’s Health. The children’s ages […]

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The words that every allergy sufferer dreads hearing are true this year: 2013 will be one of the toughest for those with seasonal allergies. Some sources are claiming it will be the worst allergy season to date, largely due to climate change and increased greenhouse gases. Unfortunately, the mild winter causes many trees to begin […]

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Every new parent fears the worst when it comes to food allergies, especially the ones that gain so much media attention for the severe allergic reactions, such as eggs, shellfish and peanut allergies. In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines that suggested children do not have milk until age 1, eggs until age […]

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The drug maker Merck & Co. announced that the FDA is reviewing its application to market and sell a new type of immunotherapy treatment that will help sufferers of grass pollen allergies without the need for uncomfortable injections. The medication is a tablet that is dissolved under the tongue, and relieves symptoms over time, instead […]

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For those with life-threatening peanut allergies, the idea of boarding a plane may be a significant concern. Rare are flights that do not offer bags of peanuts to passengers, and some debate has come over whether nuts should be banned from flight snack trays. How big is the risk to those with allergies if nearby […]

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Respiratory disease is often a complication of cystic fibrosis. When we think of respiratory disease, we tend to think of lung disease as the major problem, but both acute and chronic sinusitis is a major concern, as well. Sinusitis can causes serious symptoms and even worsen lung disease. The sinuses are four pairs of air […]

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According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, over 70 percent of U.S. households have a dog or cat. Unfortunately, furry pets are also the most common causes of allergy problems, especially in infants and children. It has been estimated that as much as 30 percent of asthma sufferers also have pet allergies. […]

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Balloon sinuplasty is a procedure in which a specialist guides an endoscope into the sinuses through the nostrils, and then inflates a small balloon in order to create widened sinus passages and allow proper drainage. This procedure, pioneered in 2005, is one of the safest, most effective ways of treating blocked sinuses, and we’re proud […]

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Do you find that your energy level isn’t what it should be, or even what it used to be, even if you’re getting a full night’s sleep? You might have sleep apnea! As we’ve said before, sleep apnea is a frequently-misunderstood condition, and it often goes undiagnosed because it requires a sleep study in order […]

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An exciting new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that you can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokes by nearly 30 percent by simply switching to a Mediterranean-style diet, consisting primarily of olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits, vegetables, and even glasses of wine with meals! This flies in […]

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