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  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Participate in a Clinical Trial

    Could Helping Science Advance Help You Feel Better? Many people view clinical trials warily, but participating doesn’t make you some kind of weird human guinea pig. These controlled assessments are anything but random shots in the dark. Here are some of the reasons that you might want to participate in a clinical trial for conditions like asthma or allergies.   1. Clinical Trials Make Life Better for Everyone   In the world of medicine, clinical trials are the gold standard by

  • Everything You Need to Know About Using an EpiPen

    Surviving Severe Allergies Do you or your family members suffer from serious allergies? Although you do everything in your power to avoid substances that you know cause life-and-death reactions, it’s not always possible to sidestep situations that could lead to anaphylactic shock. Here’s when epinephrine autoinjectors, commonly referred to as EpiPens, might help and a guide for how to use them.   How to Tell When Someone’s Suffering From Anaphylactic Shock Anaphylaxis is a severe, rapid-onset allergic response. According to the Mayo

  • Food Allergy Awareness Month: What You Need to Know & How to Get Involved

    Food Allergy Awareness Campaign Celebrates 20th Anniversary Did you know that May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month? One week of this initiative is dedicated to raising awareness about food allergies specifically. That week starts May 14th, 2017.  We here at Asthma and Allergy Physicians of Rhode Island are commemorating Food Allergy Awareness month by increasing awareness, spreading education, and promoting safety for food allergy sufferers.   Fast Facts about Food-Related Allergies According to Food Allergy Research and Education,

  • Suffering from Allergies? The Culprit May Be In Your Flower Bed

    Planning a garden with flowers that won’t make you sneeze can make spring more enjoyable for allergy sufferers.   The arrival of spring brings sunny weather, beautiful blooms and more time spent outside. For some people, however, spring also brings pollen to flare up the annoying symptoms of allergy sufferers. Choosing the flowers in your garden carefully and changing a few habits can help you deal with flower allergies and still enjoy the spring weather.   Safe Flowers for Allergy

  • Your Guide to Tree Pollen Allergies & How to Control Them

    Tree allergies don’t have to ruin your fun; learning about your allergic triggers can help you fight back. If you suffer from tree pollen allergies, you’re already familiar with the long list of potential symptoms, from a runny nose to itchy and red eyes. Reducing your allergy-induced suffering begins with understanding which trees cause you the most symptoms. After learning more about your specific allergic reactions, you can make some changes in your life to lessen your symptoms. The Many Trees