Blog Posts in March, 2015

Dead Leaves and Mold Allergies: New Study

Dead leaves can cause mold allergies This fall on the east coast has been a classic mold season. We’ve had unusual amounts of warm weather, mixed with heavy rains. If you see the beautiful ...
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A Candida Passover Story

This Friday marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday Passover. The Passover Seder is the ritual of the last meal the Israelites ate in Egypt before the Exodus. One of the main symbols of Passover is ...
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The Most Challenging Places to Live with Allergies

Two reports were published this week proclaiming the worst cities to live in for people with allergies, but their lists differ greatly. I wondered why, did some detective work to discover how they ...
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Wheat-free, Gluten-free: Is it for me?

Over the years, I have had many patients request a wheat allergy test, almost all of which came out negative. However, because Celiac disease is now known to be more common than once thought, I have ...
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Peanut Allergy Tragedy: What Can Be Done Next Time?

Natalie Giorgi I heard the news on TV in passing: a child dies of peanut allergy in California. I thought to myself, “Oh no, not another mistake causing a child to lose their life to a food ...
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Hurricane Irene and Its Effect on Allergies

It’s amazing what a difference a day makes. The past two days were ominous with the winds blowing and the Hurricane swirling, and today we had the picture perfect day for weather. The good news ...
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Chronic Cough: Please DON'T Pass the Lozenges!

Cough drops: How effective are they for a cough? Along with many travelers this holiday season, I passed through busy airports. There was no shortage of Kleenex packets being bought at the convenient ...
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Gelatin: Mmm...Mmm...Not So Good for Food Allergies

I remember as a kid watching actor/comedian Bill Cosby use his funny smirk to show how delicious and nutritious Jello-O pudding was to eat. Cosby’s famous line: “What does your mouth say ...
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Peanut Allergies: Dr. Dean on BYU Radio

On March 5 th 2015, I was featured on BYU Radio’s Top of Mind show with Julie Rose to discuss peanut allergies. THE PREVALENCE OF PEANUT ALLERGIES Peanut allergies are the leading cause of food ...
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Don't Be Flu-ish: Allergies and Immunity regarding the Flu Vaccine

I meant to say, “Don’t be foolish!” The influenza virus is spreading at alarming speed, and only recently are New Yorkers and other states taking it seriously. There is almost no ...
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Allergy Testing Training for Physicians: Basics Part 1

I (Dr. Dean) am currently involved in expanding allergy training to physicians all over the United States. It is exciting to teach a mix of family physicians, pediatricians, internists and other ...
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Dr. Dean's Huffington Post Feature

Our very own Dr. Dean recently had his first article published and featured on the homepage of the Huffington Post’s Healthy Living section (see the post here) . Dr. Dean’s post was ...
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Breakthrough In Peanut Allergy Treatment Research

Without a doubt, peanut allergy is one of the scariest and most dangerous food allergies that exists. I have cared for both adult and infant patients with peanut allergies, and many have experienced ...
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Back To School Tips

I read a wonderful article in today’s USA Today in the Life section. The topic was how college students with allergies and asthma can prepare for life back at college. I see many college-age ...
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