Latest by Sloane Miller

Workplace allergies

Workplace allergy is real According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as reported by the New York Times: “Workplace allergy, specifically occupational asthma, accounts for about 10 percent of asthma cases in the United States ...

Cottonique's Allergy-Free Clothing And Underwear: Too Good To Be True?

Latex products are so common that anyone can become allergic to latex, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. However, since the widespread use of latex gloves and products as a barrier to infectious diseases, especially the AIDS virus, ther...

Allergy and Asthma Friendly Toys

Stuffed Toys are Dust Mite Collectors As a child, I had lots of stuffed animals. I recall one heartbreaking episode with my beloved Big Bird doll, a big yellow fluffy thing that was the same size as I was (I was about three then). Big Bird had plasti...

Health Effects of Mold: What's Real and What's Not

While at the American Academy of Asthma Allergy & Immunolgy conference in Philadelphia, I attended a learning session with two mold experts: Dr. Jay M. Portnoy, the former president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and ...

Singulair and the FDA: Are they keeping us safe?

Did you see the reports last week that Singulair was going to be investigated by the Food and Drug Administration for reports of a “casual relationship” between the drug and suicidality? According to the FDA’s report on the asthma drug: "FDA is ...

Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine -- You've Got to Get It Right

I attended a session at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology conference in Philadelphia about food allergy and anaphylaxis led by the highly esteemed Dr. F. Estelle Simons of the University of Manitoba and the former president of t...

Seafood Allergies Aren't What You Think

I have allergies to salmon, but as a child I ate other kinds of fish like flounder and cod without allergic reactions. As an adult I avoid all kinds of fish. But according to a study presented by Dr. Sami Bahna of Lousiana State University at the Ame...

Food Allergies and Allergic Reactions to Drugs

Have you been having reactions to your prescribed medications and you can’t figure out why? Do you have food allergies to any of the most common 8 allergens as outlined by the FDA: Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews and walnuts)...

Walk this Way: Asthma and Back Pain

Walk this Way As someone with lifelong asthma, my upper and lower back are places that hold an extreme amount of tension. This is not uncommon for asthma sufferers. After a bad bout of bronchitis, my back and chest can hurt for weeks. Even during dai...

Asthma and Acid Reflux

Headline from the campaign trail: Hillary Clinton eats hot peppers to keep her revved up "I eat a lot of hot peppers,’’ she told CBS News anchor Katie Couric, who asked her how she maintains her stamina on the campaign trail. “I, for some reason ...