Chronic Sinus Infection? You may have Sinusitis.

By: Allen Adinoff, MD Sinuses 101 Hollow cavities in the skull bone surrounding the nasal passages form the sinuses.  Normally, the sinuses drain into the nose.  Although their function is a bit of a mystery, the sinuses cause plenty of problems.  When they become inflamed and infected, the term “sinusitis” is used.  Acute sinusitis often… Read more »

Top 5 Websites for People with Food Allergies

By: Heidi Bailey PA-C, MS Are you looking for websites to explore to help you manage either your or your child’s food allergies? There are a lot out there and the choices are overwhelming. We’ve scoured these sites to ensure they bring you the most correct and useful information, here are our top 5: 1. FARE-Food… Read more »

Top 3 Things You Need to Understand About Healthcare Coverage

Understanding Your Healthcare Coverage-Part 1 Here at CAAC, we will be launching a 12-part series where we will be taking a deeper look into insurance plans in an effort to help you better understand your coverage. We hope this information provides you with the tools to make more informed medical decisions. Health insurance is a… Read more »

The Big 8 – Most Prevalent Food Allergies

By: Andrea Jones, MD The Big 8 of Food Allergies Food allergies most often occur in young children, although they may develop in older children and adults as well.  Food allergies are due to an overreaction of the body’s immune system, typically to a protein found in the food.  Although individuals can be allergic to… Read more »

Wintertime sniffles-cold or allergies?

By: Monica Reddy, MD Wintertime Sniffles: Is this a cold or are my allergies acting up? Brr, it’s cold outside! Wintry weather brings an increase in stuffy noses, sneezing, and congestion symptoms, but is it a cold or allergies?  The symptoms of allergies and the common cold are easily confused, however there are a few… Read more »

Penicillin allergy? Check again!

Penicillin allergy…or not? You may have seen on the news lately that many people are finding they have either been misdiagnosed with or they have outgrown their penicillin allergy. Most noteworthy is the piece NBC recently aired: What can you do? It is important for every person to understand which medications they are able to… Read more »

Removing Indoor Allergens Reduces Asthma Symptoms

By: Shaila Gogate, MD Recently, the American Academy for Pediatrics released a recommendation around childhood asthma. The recommendation is two-fold. It states that in order to reduce asthma symptoms, physicians should test for indoor environmental allergies and to give incite on modifications of the home. Studies indicate this drastically reduces childhood asthma symptoms. You can… Read more »

Doctor Who? CAAC Hires 3 New Physicians

Doctor, Doctor…give me the news Colorado Allergy & Asthma Centers is pleased to announce the addition of 3 new physicians to our growing organization. Altogether, our group now has 15 physicians and 12 mid-level providers in 12 clinic locations extending from Castle Rock to Fort Collins. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to add these three… Read more »

Clinical Trials – Why Participate?

Why participate in a clinical trial? There are a number of reasons our patients choose to participate in clinical trials. Often times, they have asthma, COPD, migraines or allergies and they are interested in finding a cure or better treatment of these conditions. Sometimes, they are healthy and want to improve treatment for a certain disease…. Read more »

Air Pollution — Managing Asthma in Colorado

By Katherine Tsai, MD Increased population = Increased air pollution With 10 wildfires currently burning around our state, and an influx of 101,000 residents in just 12 months in 2015, air pollution is becoming a big concern in Colorado, even more so with asthmatic patients. Asthma sufferers, especially children and the elderly, should be aware of… Read more »