Timing, the Weather, and Allergies

May 1, 2018 – Asheville, NC – May is National Asthma Awareness Month. Today is World Asthma Day.   60% of adults and 90% of children with asthma have allergies. Unfortunately, 40% of those with allergies have never been tested to determine their predominant allergens.  Every allergy season is different, in part, because of ever-changing weather conditions.  This year is no …

Weather Aware->Individual Susceptibility->Personalized Insights->Health Prepared

April 24, 2017 – BLOG – Personalized medicine is all the buzz now as genomics is held out as a magic formula for eradicating disease or treating chronic illness more effectively.  Bending the cost curve may be realized when we eradicate costly types of disease, but in the meantime, personalized health and a focus on social, behavioral, and environmental determinants …

A Season of Respiratory Distress

March 27, 2017 – BLOG – Spring is the season most associated with allergies because many pollen allergens emerge in the spring.  Spring allergy sufferers instinctively know that it’s likely that their predominant pollen allergen is either grasses or trees, because this type of pollen becomes pervasive as grass grows, flowers bloom, and trees bud.  However, few have done the …