Latest by James Thompson, M.D.
A landmark British study shows early infant exposure to peanuts reduces the chances a child will develop a peanut allergy later on.
Somewhere between one and 10 percent of people avoid penicillin because of a reaction history. But 80-90 percent of these people may not have a true allergy.
Many people who regularly exercise will tell you they feel healthier and more energetic. Most doctors tout that regular exercise is good for your heart, lungs, bones, muscles and overall health. But does regular exercise keep you from getting sick fr...
Ever notice a hoarse voice after using your inhaler, or find your tongue turns yellow or white? This guide may help.
The flu syndrome has been reported in all 50 states of the U.S. and continues to rise each week.
Nasal congestion from allergies is common. But here’s what to do if you also lose your sense of smell.
Are you one of the 25 million people in the U.S. who has asthma? Have you had bothersome asthma symptoms (cough, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness) three or more days, or more than two times in the last week? Have you used your relieve...
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) changed their recommendations on how often and when to vaccinate for pneumonia and the flu, as well as which vaccines to give.
Allergic eczema can emerge even before a child reaches school age. Here’s how it develops and how to treat it.
Just as the weather changes with the turning of seasons, so should your asthma management plan.