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Seven Keys to Performing Great Spirometry

Posted On November 14, 2017

Last month, we covered the importance of spirometry and its value to our physicians in the care of our asthmatic patients. This month, I would like to focus on how to give your best effort when performing spirometry. Excellent technique only increases your physician’s ability to interpret your results and provide you with optimal care! […]

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Another Breathing Test?!?

Posted On September 19, 2017

All of our asthmatic patients are certainly familiar with the process of coming in to our office for their routine appointments and being told, “It’s time for you to do your breathing test”. Quite frequently, this is met by moans and groans from the patient. (Everybody loves to perform their breathing test!) But these tests […]

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What is Pollen Count?

Posted On April 21, 2017

Here at Allergy & Clinical Immunology, we post the daily pollen counts during pollen seasons as provided by the National Allergy Bureau. But did you ever stop to think about what is involved in obtaining a pollen count??? Pollen counts are generated by measuring the number of grains of pollen in a given volume of […]

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Updated Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy

Posted On March 17, 2017

There is new and exciting news in the world of peanut allergy! The findings from a landmark clinical trial, called the LEAP study, were published in 2015 and they have led to an update in the Guidelines for the Diagnosis & Management of Food Allergy in the United States. The LEAP study stands for “Learning […]

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Dr. James DeAngelo Discusses New Food Allergy Recommendations on TV News

Posted On January 31, 2017

Local Allergy Expert Dr. James DeAngelo Discusses New Food Allergy Recommendations on TV News Pittsburgh, PA – Dr. James DeAngelo, a board-certified allergist with Allergy and Clinical Immunology Associates, was featured on a recent Pittsburgh KDKA newscast about new recommendations to reduce the risk of developing peanut allergies in babies. Peanut allergies, which are life […]

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What is an Asthma Control Test?

Posted On November 7, 2016

Asthma Control The Asthma Control Test, or ACT, is a questionnaire designed to help a patient and their healthcare provider determine if his/her asthma symptoms are well controlled.

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Our Nurse Educator

Posted On October 28, 2016

Nurse Educator Hello patients and future patients of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Associates! My name is Beth, and I am the Nurse Educator at our practice, and a certified asthma educator. There are so many things to talk about in the world of allergy, asthma, and immunology that, quite frankly, we just don’t get the […]

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Allergies & Asthma – Preparing For Back To School

Posted On August 2, 2016

Back to School! With August fast coming to a close, schools are in high gear, preparing for students to come back to classes. With Back-to-school preparation comes a long list of items for many Pittsburgh parents, including school supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes and even teacher-requested items. One important thing to add to your checklist if your […]

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What is Asthma?

Posted On March 16, 2016

Defining Asthma! Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways in the lungs. The airways allow air to flow in and out of the lungs. When a person has asthma, the lining of the airways is inflamed or swollen, and may have increased mucus production. At times, the muscles around the outside of these swollen […]

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Do I have a cold, or is it my allergies?

Posted On December 23, 2015

Is it Allergies? Or is it a Cold? There are some similarities between cold symptoms and allergy symptoms, which can make it difficult for a person to tell the difference between the two. However, there are also important differences. Below are some of the ways you can distinguish between a cold and allergies. Underlying Cause: […]

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Winter Allergies!?!

Posted On November 15, 2015

Do You Have Winter Allergies? Do you ever find yourself looking forward to the winter season in order to get a break from your “seasonal” allergies, only to sneeze and cough your way through the holidays? Cold weather doesn’t necessarily mean that symptoms stop. Many people don’t realize that winter weather and the holiday season […]

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What is Influenza?

Posted On October 7, 2015

Influenza? Influenza, otherwise more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by specific influenza viruses. The symptoms of having a flu include the presence of a high fever, chills, cough, and sore throat, as well as experiencing a running or clogged nose, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. Some people […]

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What is Anaphylaxis?

Posted On September 10, 2015

Do you Know What Anaphylaxis is? Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that occurs suddenly and can progress very quickly. Common triggers for an anaphylactic reaction include food, insect stings, medications, and latex. An anaphylactic reaction is an emergency situation that needs to be treated immediately with a medication called epinephrine. At Allergy & Clinical […]

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Should Infants be Given Peanuts to Avoid a Peanut Allergy?

Posted On August 3, 2015

Avoiding Peanut Allergies! The possibility of children developing an allergy to peanut has been on a drastic incline for decades. Although it is not exactly certain why the increase has developed, results from a new allergy study suggest that the increase may actually be due to peanut avoidance. This recent study has revealed the truth […]

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Get a Jump on Ragweed Season

Posted On July 30, 2015

It’s ragweed Season. Most of us are enjoying the warmer temperatures that summer brings and still have many ‘fun in the sun’ activities planned for the month of August. Then it happens…… sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, red, itchy, watery eyes. A summer cold, right? Think again. In the heart of summer, it’s easy to […]

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