Children’s Allergy: 3 Tips for new parents to help prevent allergies from developing
09
February

Children’s Allergy: 3 Tips for new parents to help prevent allergies from developing

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

Australia, like many western countries is in the midst of a food allergy epidemic. Today, one in ten kids under the age of one has a food allergy. The most common food allergies in very young children are things like egg allergy, milk allergy and peanut allergy. And typically children with egg allergy and milk […]


Are drug allergies inherited?
03
February

Are drug allergies inherited?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Drug allergies can be inherited but they don’t have to be. In fact, someone might run a 10% increased risk of having a medication allergy for penicillin, for example, if their parent has a penicillin allergy, but we can pick up de novo drug allergies as well. A lot of our allergy is exposure, and […]



Adult Primary Immunodeficiency | Tara’s Story
07
January

Adult Primary Immunodeficiency | Tara’s Story

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

>>Imagine being in fifth grade and all of a sudden going suddenly deaf in your left ear. Imagine for years after that, suffering from chronic sinusitis, chronic tonsillitis, a variety of medications, seeing many physicians, and never getting to the bottom of what really was going on. That was my life for over 20 years.>>Narrator: […]


Alan Baptist, MD – Video Profile
28
December

Alan Baptist, MD – Video Profile

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

>>So the types of patients that I see in the clinic are mainly asthma patients. I’m the Director of the University of Michigan asthma program, and so we see a whole spectrum of asthma patients. We see a lot of very severe patients, so patients who have had to be hospitalized, been to the emergency […]


Gluten and Gluten-Related Disorders, Animation
11
December

Gluten and Gluten-Related Disorders, Animation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Gluten is not a single protein, but a complex mixture of related proteins that constitute the bulk of protein stores in many grains. These proteins belong to 2 main classes: prolamins and glutelins. Gluten has unique viscosity properties that give the dough its elasticity. Because of its low costs, wheat gluten is widely used as […]



Allergy – Mechanism, Symptoms, Risk factors, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention, Animation
19
November

Allergy – Mechanism, Symptoms, Risk factors, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention, Animation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Allergy refers to abnormal reactions of the immune system to otherwise harmless substances. Normally, the immune system raises immune response to protect the body from foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses, but does not react to non-infectious environmental antigens. In people with allergies, however, the immune system also reacts to these substances, producing allergic […]


Hypersensitivity, Overview of the 4 Types, Animation.
16
November

Hypersensitivity, Overview of the 4 Types, Animation.

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Hypersensitivity refers to abnormal reactions of the immune system against certain antigens. It includes exaggerated reactions to otherwise harmless environmental antigens, commonly known as allergies; and inappropriate reactions against the body’s own antigens, or autoimmune diseases. Reactions can range from a mild rash, to damaged organs, to fatal anaphylactic shock. There are 2 principal groups […]