May 17th, 2013
Jacksonville has a disproportionate number of asthma-related deaths compared to other U.S. cities, which truly indicates the need for better asthma awareness and education. The “2013 Asthma Capitals” list has been released and you can find how Jacksonville ranked at the attached link.
To learn more about asthma, visit our education center at: www.jaxallergy.com/education.htm
May 8th, 2013
Here are some practical tips from CNN’s website on how to cope with environmental allergies this season.
May 3rd, 2013
A new government report finds that food and skin allergies continue to increase in US children.
For more information about food allergies, visit our allergy education center
April 26th, 2013
Have you heard of the “cinnamon challenge”? Well, our children probably have. There’s over 51,000 Youtube videos showing players coughing an choking after attempting this risky dare– one clip has over 29 million views! The Florida Poison Information Center has received 26 calls related to toxic cinnamon exposure from 2011-2012, although it is not known if any have been reported in Jacksonville. The bottom line: This game harms its players and is exceptionally dangerous for asthmatics. Let’s be sure our children know not to try this one.
April 18th, 2013
The pollen allergy season in and around Jacksonville is in full swing. Here’s a very succinct video overview by Dr. Richard Lankow (botanist and plant pathologist) discussing key facts about pollen.