Depending on your healthcare insurance coverage, you may be able to go straight to a pulmonologist without needing to see your general practitioner first for a referral. After all, there are certain indicators that make it clear that a visit to a lung doctor is in order. The following signs and Read More
Allergy-Proofing Your Home
We cannot avoid being exposed to all types of allergens, but it is best to allergy-proof your house as much as possible to avoid triggering allergic reactions. There are several relatively simple steps you can take to reduce the presence of allergens in your home. In order to minimize the Read More
Prevention and Control of Asthma Attacks
The incidence of asthma is on the increase, particularly in children. Approximately 7% of Americans are currently suffering with asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Females are slightly Read More
What Does an Otolaryngologist Do?
Otolaryngology describes the field of medicine concerned with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, as well as the associated structures of the head and neck. The term is an abbreviation of otorhinolaryngology, which itself is a mashup of the three primary specialty areas: ears (otology), nose Read More
Can Allergies Lower Your Immune System?
Spring is upon us – and with it, the usual threat of seasonal allergies. But to make matters worse, we’re in the midst of one of the worst cold and flu seasons in recent years. Which raises an interesting question – do allergies weaken our immune system, and are those who suffer from allergies Read More