Archive for the ‘Asthma’ Category

Phadia Allergy Tests and Asthma

In today’s (October 15, 2009) Indianapolis Star there was a very nice article by Shari Rudavsky. The article ‘Breathing Easier’  focuses on an entire family that struggles with asthma. This sharing of the human experience is very important for others who have asthma. Those who struggle with asthma are not alone. We can all learn […]

October 15, 2009 · fleickly · 6 Comments
Posted in: Allergy Testing, Asthma, Phadia Allergy Tests

Asthma and Allergy or Just Allergies?

All during my training in allergy at Duke University and my first job as a member of the allergy section at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan asthma was always considered a large part of the realm of allergy. During my time in Detroit I was privileged to be the principal investigator (Detroit site) for […]

October 1, 2009 · fleickly · 2 Comments
Posted in: Allergies, Asthma

Animals and Asthma

    Animals and Asthma- to have or to have not?             Photo by Bethany King                                              Children love animals. Parents may or may not love animals but they clearly love their children. Some parents have had the animals longer than they have had their children (surrogates?). So how does the […]

July 16, 2009 · fleickly · 7 Comments
Posted in: Animal Allergy, Asthma, Developing Allergy

What Causes Allergy? What Causes Asthma? A short review of two recent articles

During my training in Allergy/Clinical Immunology the estimates for allergy in the population was about 20%. Over the past 20 years there has been an alarming increase. The reason for this is unknown. There are plenty of theories including exposure to allergens, pollutants, and endotoxins (Hygiene Hypothesis). Other suspected factors include immunizations, diet, viral infection, […]

June 24, 2009 · fleickly · 3 Comments
Posted in: Allergies, Asthma

Highlights from the 2009 Allergy Meeting

I recently attended the 2009 annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology(AAAAI) in Washington, DC. There were five days of extraordinary educational activities (March 13-17, 2009). I thought that while I could still read my notes I would share with you a few things I observed, heard, and learned in the […]

March 23, 2009 · fleickly · 7 Comments
Posted in: Allergies, Asthma, Food Allergies, Interesting Stories, Meeting Updates

“Where oh where has my rescue inhaler gone?”

Imagine going out on a boat. Trouble begins and the boat starts to sink. You are some distance from shore. You think about how good a swimmer you are which leads you to consider a few other options. Where is that  life preserver? The recommendations (and hopes) are that it be within reach or that you are […]

February 22, 2009 · fleickly · No Comments
Posted in: Asthma


Welcome to my first attempt ‘blogging’. My daughter and her husband have been doing this for years and it has been most enjoyable. I thought it may have some utility as a supplement to my clinical practice of allergy/clinical immunology. Here goes……..

December 30, 2008 · fleickly · 2 Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: Allergies, Asthma, Clinical Immunology