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Winter Rains, Allergies & What to Expect

After nearly a ten-year drought across California, an influx of heavy rains from December 2016 through March 2017 produced some of the most verdant flowers and lush greenery that Southern California had seen in decades. However, this beautiful bloom produced ugly effects on the health of individuals, specifically those with allergies and asthma. For many […]

Understanding Your Insurance Benefits

Understanding your insurance benefits can be daunting, but is very important to staying informed on what you are responsible to pay. For that reason, we have created a list of the most common questions regarding insurances. Let’s get started! What are the terms you need to know?  Your monthly premium is what you pay each month to […]

Eczema and an Exciting New Treatment

Article Regarding New Eczema Drug, Dupixent: The Food and Drug Administration approved a drug, Dupixent, to treat people with a serious form of eczema, a potential breakthrough for people who have suffered for years without relief. But it will not come cheap. Patients often must demonstrate that other, cheaper drugs did not work before an […]

INFORMATION REGARDING MYLAN RECALL

Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company that makes Mylan’s EpiPen injector, issued a nationwide, voluntary recall— including the children’s version, EpiPen Jr. “The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency (failure to activate or increased force needed to activate) and have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic […]

Recognizing and Treating Winter Allergies

Animals, molds and dust mites are the most common culprits. By Carah Santos, M.D. US NEWS It’s winter. Tree branches are bare, snow sprinkles the ground and the sound of children sneezing and sniffling fills the air. Is it a cold or could it be allergies? While many don’t associate the winter months with allergies, several […]

SHOULD YOUR KIDS AVOID PEANUT PRODUCTS?

New NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you’ve heard before By Ariana Eunjung Cha from The Washington Post When my husband and I had our first child seven years ago, the prevailing wisdom was that babies at risk of allergies should avoid peanuts or peanut products until age 3 or older. The idea behind […]

Allergies vs Cold – How to tell the difference

Common Cold vs. Seasonal Allergies: How To Tell The Difference And Treat The Symptoms By: Lizette Borreli, Photos by: Doctor On Demand and Harris Interactive Medical Daily The arrival of spring means warmer weather, greenery, and inevitably — seasonal allergies. The fluctuation of temperatures during the transition from winter to spring means the overlap of colds and allergies. […]

Clean the Skies

By Greg Critser, Photos by Amanda Friedman UCLA MAGAZINE Los Angeles has made great strides in cleaning the air, but poison still looms overhead, especially over the city’s clogged freeways. And kids are still getting sick. UCLA researchers are creating solutions and making science that can help us all breathe easier. A view of the […]