New Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine launched with a $3 million gift

With a $3 million gift from Elisa and Marc Stad, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have launched the Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative & Integrative Medicine – one of the most innovative and comprehensive programs of its kind in the nation. Marc Stad, founder and managing partner at Dragoneer Investment Group, and Elisa Stad, a … Read more

Adolescents With Food Allergies Share Common Concerns

Adolescents with food allergies tend to share five areas of belief and concern related to how they manage their condition, according to a systematic review from the United Kingdom. “Themes included navigating food allergy in different environments, carriage and use of adrenaline auto‐injectors, management of the risk of anaphylaxis, behavior and understanding of others, and … Read more

Spring allergies in Sacramento are worse than people think

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. Allergies tend to be worse in the middle of the day, so play outside during the morning or evening to provide less exposure to pollen. Courtesy Out of a … Read more

Allergic asthma, allergies may be associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases

When most people think of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes likely come to mind. But mounting evidence from both basic research and clinical studies point to another common condition that may be associated with risk of CVD: allergic asthma. In a review paper published in … Read more

Allergy season in Kansas City worse each year, studies show

Have your seasonal allergies hitting you harder than ever in recent years? It’s not your imagination: Studies show that pollen counts are increasing and that spring is arriving earlier in Kansas City. Researchers have linked more intense allergy seasons to the climate crisis, since warmer temperatures can lead to more pollen in the air and … Read more

Childhood allergies lead Dillard into health care | Local News

Those who suffer from chronic allergies know exactly how miserable they can make a person feel. For Kyndel Dillard, that suffering led directly to a career of helping others. “As a child, I had asthma and allergies and I frequented the pediatrician’s office,” said Dillard, now a Physician Assistant for The Clinic. “I always admired … Read more

Blueair Partners with Allergy & Asthma Network to Increase Access to Clean Air | Business

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 6, 2022– Blueair, a world-leader in air purification for home and professional use, and the Allergy & Asthma Network, a nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of the 60 million Americans with allergies, asthma and related conditions, announced today a long-term partnership stemming from The organizations’ shared purpose to support the health and well-being … Read more

Could Asthma Treatment Raise Your Odds for Obesity? | Health

MONDAY, May 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Adults who suffer from asthma often need to take corticosteroids to open up their airways, but the medications may have an unintended side effect: New research shows the treatment, particularly when taken in pill form , raised the risk of patients becoming obese. “Oral corticosteroids are often given … Read more

AAFA Asks Congress to Act on the Growing Asthma and Allergy Burden on Individuals and Communities |

Washington, DC, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Patient advocates and leadership from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) appeal to US representatives and senators to act on the impact of growing of asthma and allergies on communities across the nation , as well as the devastating toll of racial and ethnic disparities … Read more