Importance of an Asthma Action Plan

Importance of an Asthma Action Plan

Everyone who has asthma, child or adult, needs an Asthma Action Plan to prevent and control asthma attacks. Developing an Asthma Action Plan can be lifesaving and helps the patient take an active role in their health, making them be more confident when faced with an...
Signs of Immunodeficiency

Signs of Immunodeficiency

Immunodeficiency disorders disrupt the body’s ability to defend itself against harmful substances, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. This type of disorder makes it easier for a person to catch viruses and bacterial infections. Primary immunodeficiency (PI)...
Food Allergies at Work?

Food Allergies at Work?

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must reasonably accommodate people with severe food allergies unless doing so creates an undue hardship for the employer. However, employers generally are prohibited from asking employees disability related...
Adult Food Allergies

Adult Food Allergies

A study from the Annals of ­Allergy, Asthma & Immunology found that 51% of people with food allergies developed at least one of them as an adult. While food allergies affect less than 4% of all adults, the number of people who have some form of food intolerance is...