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Clinic helps adults clarify true status of penicillin allergy

Sep. 27, 2018—by Bill Snyder Two years ago when she was given a type of penicillin to fight off bacterial pneumonia, Kelly Cummins developed a rash, itching and shortness of breath. Suspecting she was having a reaction to the life-saving medication, her doctor stopped the penicillin and substituted a different class of antibiotic. Cummins recovered but now...

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Researcher targets peanut allergies with Cohen Fund support

Oct. 12, 2017—Scott Smith, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine, has received a 2017 research award from the Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund to test a new therapeutic strategy for peanut allergies. Smith's research could fundamentally change allergy treatment.

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My Southern Health: Spring allergies may be worse in the South

Feb. 28, 2017—Hay fever can pose more of a challenge in Southern cities. Here’s why and what to do about it.

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Couple’s gift spurs pediatric allergy research, training

Oct. 6, 2016—Kathy Delzell Anderson and her husband, Steve, know firsthand how allergies can affect a person’s overall health and well-being. Kathy is a lifelong allergy sufferer, and the couple’s son, Clint, has seasonal allergies.

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Steps to allergy relief as tree pollen season begins

Mar. 11, 2016—Allergies have a seasonal rhythm to their comings and goings, and we are in the midst of one of the biggest allergy seasons of the year: tree pollen season.

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Study shows probiotics may help ease allergies

May. 21, 2015—Using probiotics may help alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR), also known as seasonal or perennial allergies, according to a Vanderbilt study that reviewed 23 previous trials.

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Vanderbilt allergist offers tips to deal with suddenly changing temperatures

Jan. 6, 2015—John Fahrenholz, assistant professor of medicine who practices at the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program, says that whipsawing temperatures can be a real challenge for people with allergies—and for the rest of us, too.

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Vanderbilt experts offer advice for trick-or-treating with food allergies

Oct. 30, 2014—Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween’s most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true terror into the hearts of their parents—food allergies. According to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and...

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Vanderbilt allergist offers tips on managing dust and dander allergies during Spring cleaning

May. 27, 2014—Cleaning house can stir up the dust and dander winter left behind—and pose significant issues for allergy sufferers.

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Red meat allergies likely result of lone star tick

Feb. 20, 2014—Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia Seeing Numerous Cases Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing patients in Southeastern states including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and spreading up the Eastern Seaboard along with the deer population. Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program...

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Vanderbilt allergist offers tips for coping with fall allergies

Oct. 30, 2013—John Fahrenholz, says that this time of year can be a real challenge for people with allergies—and for the rest of us, too.

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Last Days of Winter Can be Hard on Eyes; Vanderbilt Ophthalmologist Offers Care Tips

Feb. 20, 2013—Winter may be slowly giving way to spring, but the remaining cold days of the season can cause plenty of trouble for the eyes—trouble that is largely avoidable, says a Vanderbilt Eye Institute ophthalmologist.

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