allergies http://wrvo.org en Sneezing more? Blame the 'pollen vortex' http://wrvo.org/post/sneezing-more-blame-pollen-vortex <p>April showers may bring May flowers, but May flowers bring something that millions dread every year—pollen, the nemesis of allergy sufferers everywhere.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>,<a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013aaaai/cox/prweb10494959.htm"> Dr. Linda Cox</a> discusses why this year’s allergy season may be more difficult than most. Dr. Cox is an allergist and immunologist from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and is also president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Linda Cox.</strong></p><p> Sun, 18 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55712 at http://wrvo.org Sneezing more? Blame the 'pollen vortex' 'Polar vortex' may be causing a 'pollen vortex' this spring http://wrvo.org/post/polar-vortex-may-be-causing-pollen-vortex-spring <p></p><p>The polar vortex is a term many of us learned for the first time this winter. But what you may not know is that the cold, long winter could be the reason so many people are sneezing right now. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Linda Cox, an allergist and immunologist who is president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, about what's being called the "pollen vortex."</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: What is it about a long and severe winter that sets us up for an extreme allergy season?</em></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 55819 at http://wrvo.org Allergy drops could mean looking forward to spring again http://wrvo.org/post/allergy-drops-could-mean-looking-forward-spring-again <p>If you've ever used the phrase "a shot in the arm" to describe something as invigorating, you're probably not an allergy sufferer who's had to endure ongoing injections to control symptoms. Shots are not only painful but often inconvenient to schedule into a busy life. Yet that's been the standard course of treatment for many allergy patients for the past hundred years. Recent developments, however, may make shots obsolete for those who suffer from hay fever.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.coxallergy.com/lindacox.htm">Dr. Linda Cox</a>, talks about the new development of allergy drops. Cox is the <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013aaaai/cox/prweb10494959.htm">president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology</a>, and an allergist and immunologist from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Cox.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 51338 at http://wrvo.org Allergy drops could mean looking forward to spring again New medicine may ease allergy suffering http://wrvo.org/post/new-medicine-may-ease-allergy-suffering <p></p><p>For those who suffer from allergies, allergy shots are currently the best way to get symptoms under control. But a new development could change that. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with Dr. Linda Cox, the president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Cox discusses allergy drops, which could potentially eliminate allergies for the user.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 51232 at http://wrvo.org Sneezing and sniffling your way through the seasons http://wrvo.org/post/sneezing-and-sniffling-your-way-through-seasons <p>Dry eyes? Itchy skin? Sneezing and coughing every other second? Yes, it’s allergy season for over 14 million Americans. But what’s the science behind these summer pests? This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.allergyaway.com/OurStaff">Dr. Juan Sotomayor</a>, an expert on allergies, asthma, immunology and pulmonary disease who has his own private practice in Syracuse.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Juan Sotomayor.</strong></p><p> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 38898 at http://wrvo.org Sneezing and sniffling your way through the seasons The science of allergies http://wrvo.org/post/science-allergies <p>While most people in central and northern New York welcome spring and summer, this time of year can be miserable for allergy sufferers. But many people who sniffle and sneeze through the seasons don't know much about the science of allergies.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 38908 at http://wrvo.org