Yale Recognized as FARE Clinical Care Center of Distinction
Yale School of Medicine's Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Division — housed under the section of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology & Sleep Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics — has been named a FARE Clinical Care Center of Distinction by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).
Study Identifies New Cell Type That Triggers Deadly Allergic Reactions
For millions of Americans, contact with certain foods can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. A new study has uncovered a previously unknown cell type that promotes the reaction and could be used to identify individuals who are most at risk.
Philip W. Askenase, MD '65, recognized for lifetime achievement by American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Philip W. Askenase, MD, '65, professor of medicine (immunology), has been awarded the 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).
Evaluating Bias in Biomedical Research
Michael Bracken, ’70 MPH, ’74 PhD, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and professor of neurology and of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, has led generations of Yale School of Public Health Students toward a greater understanding of how to craft truly objective epidemiological studies.
Spotlight on Clinical Research: May is Lupus Awareness Month
Lupus is a lifelong chronic disease in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissue. This can cause damage to skin, joints, kidneys and other organs throughout the body. Anyone can get lupus, but it most often affects women and is also more common in women of African American, Hispanic and Asian descent.
A season for allergies: Q&A with Dr. Tao Zheng
After a long and harsh winter, spring has sprung and along with it, seasonal allergies. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. For an update on what to expect this season and the latest in allergy treatments, YaleNews spoke to Dr. Tao Zheng, chief of the Allergy and Immunology Section at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to her research in immunology, Zheng sees patients at allergy clinics based in New Haven, Connecticut.
Is It Fall Allergies or COVID-19?
Seasonal allergies are typically caused by allergic sensitization to pollen and mold spores. Although fall allergies appear like COVID-19 symptoms, they don’t cause muscle aches, fevers, or vomiting. The best you can do if you suspect you might have COVID-19 is get tested and self-quarantine.Source: VeryWell Health
Can eating local honey made from local pollen help with congestion?
Some Connecticut farms and small grocers tell us more and more people are looking for local honey. Many believe if you eat local honey made from local pollen, it can help with congestion. But Yale Medicine Allergist Dr. Gary Soffer says while honey can soothe a sore throat, studies show it will not prevent congestion. That’s because the pollen that makes you sick is airborne. It’s not the pollen that bees use from flowers to make honey.Source: WTNH