Posted by: David Stukus, MD on Apr 16, 2021

As much as we all hoped we wouldn’t have to worry about this again, the COVID-19 pandemic persists as the spring tree pollen season begins. Pollen allergies affect millions of children and adults, causing misery for weeks to months each spring, summer, and autumn.

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What Can Peter Rabbit Teach Us About Food Allergies?

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My children and I were excited to see the classic Tale of Peter Rabbit come to life on the movie screen. The Peter Rabbit we grew up with whimpered home to his mother with a belly ache after eating too much food from Mr. McGregor’s garden. Read More


Humidifiers for Respiratory Infections: Are They Helpful or Harmful?

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Pediatricians often recommend plugging in a humidifier in your child's bedroom when they get an upper respiratory infection. But does this actually do anything? Read More

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The Importance of Reading Labels for Food Allergen Avoidance

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Reading labels can be tricky and ingredient lists can change suddenly without warning. It is recommended that people with food allergies read all labels prior to eating products, including those they have safely eaten before. Read More

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The Lone Star Tick and Red Meat Allergy: Should You Be Concerned?

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While most tick bites are painless and often go unnoticed, ticks can cause serious problems for humans by transmitting infectious diseases such as Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Read More


Food Allergy vs. Intolerance: Knowing the Difference

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A food allergy diagnosis can dramatically alter one’s life. While many people experience various symptoms after eating certain foods, it is important to understand the differences between food allergy and intolerance. Read More

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Peanut Allergy: Myths vs. Facts

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In the majority of children, peanut allergy begins early in life and requires lifelong management. Here are a few of the most common myths – and facts – about peanut allergies. Read More

New Guidelines: Early Introduction of Peanut to Prevent Peanut Allergy

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Why the New Recommendations? Prior recommendations for parents and pediatricians were to avoid introduction of peanut until after 3 years of age. However, cumulative evidence has demonstrated that early feeding is associated with less peanut allergy. Read More