What is Hay Fever? When Should You Be Concerned?

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 7/15/19 4:42 PM

Dr. Ali Amirzadeh, an expert allergy and immunology doctor with Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, answers questions about hay fever and allergies below. 

What is Hay Fever? What does it mean if you have Hay Fever?

Hay fever is also known as allergic rhinitis. If you have hay fever it means that your body over reacts to allergens that don’t usually cause problems. These triggering allergens could be from outdoor sources (pollen or spores) or indoor sources (dust, pet dander or fur, etc.).

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Asthma-Related Emergency Room Visits Decline Significantly for Dignity Health Patients Who Use Propeller Health’s Digital Medicine

Posted by Joann Wardrip on 12/10/18 11:32 AM

Dignity Health and Propeller Health, a leading digital therapeutics company, announced the results of their new published, peer-reviewed study, which indicates that asthma-related emergency room visits declined by more than half for people who used connected, digital medicine to manage their disease.

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Don't Let Asthma Slow You Down: Managing Symptoms With Innovative Technology

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 4/17/18 1:58 PM

Asthma affects about 25 million Americans and accounts for 1.8 million emergency room visits every year. Among school-age children, asthma is the number one reason for missed school days.

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Mark Spitzer, DO, Joins Dignity Health Medical Group – Merced

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 11/8/17 12:02 PM

Dignity Health Medical Group – Merced recently announced that Mark Spitzer, DO, has joined their group and is now accepting patients. Dr. Spitzer is an ear, nose, and throat doctor (otorhinolaryngologist). He specializes in many conditions, including seasonal allergies, head and neck surgeries like thyroidectomy, neck cancers, and salivary gland issues, as well as general otolaryngology.

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How to Manage Seasonal Allergies

Posted by Angelina Crans Yoon, MD on 3/28/17 8:30 AM

The wet winter has been very welcome in helping the land recover from years of drought, but this also means the plants are thriving. Increased plant growth means increased pollen counts. As soon as the rain stops, the plants get to work releasing pollen into the air. For those with seasonal allergies, this allergy season has started earlier than expected. We can expect a long and severe allergy season this spring.

You may have already started to notice typical seasonal allergy symptoms of sneezing, coughing, and itchy noses and eyes. Common allergy triggers come from farms, trees, and natural grassland for a cumulative effect.

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