• Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia

    If you were recently diagnosed withfibromyalgia in New York, NY, you probably have a lot of questions about the causes of fibromyalgia, and your fibromyalgia treatment options. Fibromyalgia pain can make it difficult to work or participate in activities that you enjoy, and getting answers about the condition from a homeopathic doctor might make your […]

  • The Causes of Candida

    Candida is one of the most frequently misdiagnosed medical problems. Candida has a wide range of symptoms, including yeast infections, skin rashes, gastrointestinal problems, depression, unexplained fatigue, poor concentration, sinus infections, and athlete’s foot. Fortunately, when you are properly diagnosed by a homeopathic doctor serving New York, NY, you can effectively alleviate these uncomfortable side […]

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    Medical Tips to Help you Avoid Illness While Flying

    With President’s Day this week, many families are taking off since schools are closed. I won’t be enjoying a holiday this week, but I will give you some medical advice to help you get through the flight and off to a great vacation. Flying can be hazardous to your health in many ways. Let’s break […]

  • Genes, Infections and Drug Allergies

    Genes, Infections and Drug Allergies

    I read an exciting article in USA Today (October 25th) about Genes and Medicine. The article, “Genes are Part of the Puzzle”, shows how medical research is moving to personalize medicine based on your genetic fingerprint (genome). The article is careful to state that while you can have your entire genetic make-up analyzed, even expert […]

  • Chronobiology and Allergies: Timing is Everything!

    The field of chronobiology, the science of body timing, is not only fascinating but also has some very practical applications for allergy sufferers. Our bodies produce thousands of chemicals and hormones to regulate our body and immune system in response to our environment. We know that sunshine and daylight regulate our melatonin and Vitamin D […]

  • Latex Allergy: A Potentially Dangerous Allergen

    Latex allergy is an allergy the medical world has been aware of for many years. Latex is a natural rubber and latex products are primarily made from the rubber treeHevea brasiliensis. Latex is commonly thought of as being a contact allergen, which causes rashes (see our previous post on Allergic Rashes), however it can also […]

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    The Worst Allergy Season Ever! Don’t Worry, My Tips Will Keep You Protected

    The Worst Allergy Season Ever seems to be the headline every spring. It alarms those that typically suffer with pollen allergies, and it worries others who think it’s contagious. The real secret to getting through a bad allergy season is to take some precautions before the season ever begins. The other key is to use […]

  • Cold Urticaria And Cold Allergy: Not A Joke!

    I’ve often joked around with my patients during this brutally cold northeast winter that “I’m allergic to the cold!” The dark, cold winter days are tough can be hard to get through both mentally and physically. However, I don’t want to belittle the existence ofcold allergy, because it does really exist! Cold Urticaria The medical […]

  • Women Olympians Diagnosed with Asthma…Who Later Found Out They Didn’t Have Asthma

    An Olympic athlete needs all the oxygen they can get to perform at their peak. It’s very exciting with theOlympics just a few weeks away to watch these incredible athletes, who have devoted their lives to this moment, get a chance to perform their exercise genius. I also find it interesting to hear the different […]

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    The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Allergy Products

    The allergy season is now definitely in full-bloom—despite the cool weather. The tree pollen counts are soaring and I’m getting calls from new patients who are feeling the typical allergic symptoms, such as: runny nose, nasal congestion and itchy eyes. I’ve also noticed that patients withasthma are having more symptoms with the dramatic changes in […]

  • Allergy Apps… Helpful, but Not a Cure

    While watching the evening news, I was intrigued to hear announced “A New Breakthrough for Allergy Sufferers!” I am used to this kind of hype, but still curious to see what they had to say. It wasn’t a medical breakthrough, but, instead, a computer breakthrough. Allergy Apps, which can be downloaded onto your smartphone, can […]

  • New Treatments for Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis Presented at a Mount Sinai conference

    I just attended this Saturday an all-day conference devoted to the latest research findings on food allergy diagnostics and treatment. Food allergy is definitely on the rise and a frightening problem for families afflicted with this condition. A recent report in the Journal of Allergy and Immunology in 2008 reported 54,000cases offood allergies in the […]

  • Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Tick Diseases: The Ticking Time Bomb

    Spring is here, and naturally, after our long harsh winter, we can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. However, my patients who suffer fromChronic Fatigue Syndrome andFibromyalgia are not quite as happy because their symptoms prevent them from enjoying being active and outside. When treating patients with both of these conditions, I am […]

  • 5 Holiday Travel Tips to Prevent Allergies & Infections

    Preventing illness on the road Christmas and New Year’s Day are literally around the corner…. I’ve spoken to many of you who are excited to get out of town and visit friends and family. One concern many of my patients have expressed to me is: How can I avoid getting sick, from either my allergies […]

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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 for most of the east coast is thatHurricane Irene caused less damage than expected, but that may be of little […]

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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 shops, and many travelers had their stash of cough drops. In my opinion, the “cough drop” is one of the least effective […]

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    Peanut Allergies: Dr. Dean on BYU Radio

    On March 5th 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 offood allergy deaths in the United States. Over the last 13 years, the prevalence of peanut allergies in this country has more than […]

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    Don’t Be Flu-ish: Allergies and Immunity regarding the Flu Shot

    I meant to say, “Don’t be foolish!” Theinfluenza virus (flu virus) is spreading at alarming speed, and only recently are New Yorkers and other states taking it seriously. There is almost no good reason to not get an influenza shot or nasal mist. Unless a child hasasthma, the flu mist is a must to prevent […]

  • 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 specialists on how to utilize allergy testing in their own practices. When assessing allergic patients, in addition to a good history, there are two […]

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    Dr. Dean’s Huffington Post Feature

    Our very own Dr. Dean recently had hisfirst article published and featured on the homepage of the Huffington Post’s Healthy Living section (see the post here). Dr. Dean’s post was published on February 2nd, 2015, just above a post by Dr. Oz! The post focuses on the steps parents can take to keep their children […]