Allergen Immunotherapy: Best Practices An Expert Interview With AAAAI

By Marrecca Fiore, Linda Cox, MD Editor’s Note Allergen-specific immunotherapy has been used to treat allergic rhinitis and asthma for more than a century. The long-term efficacy of this therapy, most often used for patients with allergic disease who do not respond adequately to medications or avoidance measures, has been reaffirmed in several recently published

Seventeen Million People With Allergies Are Nothing To Sneeze At!

By Liz Wilson, Marketing Director, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA The Center for Disease Control claims that 17 million people reported allergy symptoms last year, but only a fraction of them were able to actually receive Allergen Immunotherapy (AIM). Today, there are fewer than 6,000 board-certified allergists and immunologists in the

2014 Spring Allergy Capitals

If you’re an allergy sufferer living in Louisville, KY, unfortunately you can expect a particularly rough allergy season this year. The city ranks number one on Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America‘s “2014 Spring Allergy Capitals,” an annual research project the organization uses to identify the “100 most challenging cities to live with allergies” in the

5 Ways to Cut the Cost of Allergy Relief

(Money Magazine) Looking for allergy relief? Prescriptions, rather than OTC remedies, are often more effective and cheaper in the long run. 1. Avoiding treatment can be costly Nearly a third of adults have allergies. Suffer through the symptoms, and you could pay the price at work. During allergy attacks, one study found, employees lost more

Adults with Asthma Very Likely to Have Allergies Too

A study finds kids aren’t the only ones likely to have asthma coupled with allergies — 65 to 75 percent of asthmatic adults also have allergies. By Erin Hicks, Everyday Health Staff Writer TUESDAY, April 2, 2013 — If you already have asthma, here’s a bit of bad news: It’s likely you may also have

Allergy Immunotherapy (AIT)

Reduced health care costs in adults and children with allergic rhinitis. Cheryl S. Hankin, PhD, Linda Cox, MD, Amy Bronstone, PhD, Zhaohui Wang, MS. Received 9 December 2011; received in revised form 7 December 2012; accepted 10 December 2012. published online 01 February 2013. Background Research demonstrates significant health care cost savings conferred by allergen-specific

Direct Allergy

Allergy Testing and Treatment Safety Direct Allergy understands the concerns of physicians considering adding allergy testing and treatment to their practice.  Allergy testing and immunotherapy have been around since 1911 and have benefited many patients since their discovery.  Direct Allergy utilizes the Modified Quantitative Testing Protocol (MQT) which blends the skin-prick and intradermal testing (IDT)