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Dr David Skoner

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Tablet Provides New Option For Allergy Sufferers To Find Relief

To train your body to handle what makes you allergic, there have been allergy shots. But now there are allergy tablets.

04/02/2014

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$415K Given For Asthma Study Of Pittsburgh Kids

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Heinz Endowments has given researchers $415,000 to study whether asthma rates among Pittsburgh Public Schools students are as bad as school nurses say. As many as half of the district’s 26,000 […]

01/21/2014

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Emergency Rooms Filling With School Children

For hospitals, the third week of September is one of the busiest weeks of the year.

09/10/2013

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Doctor Offers Advice To Allergy Sufferers As Ragweed Approaches Its Peak

Ragweed allergy sufferers, there’s a reason you might be sneezing right now: the pollen is near its peak.

08/29/2013

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Should Allergy Drug Nasacort Be Over-the-Counter?

A local doctor caused a stir at an open hearing at the Food and Drug Administration about the switch of prescription allergy drug Nasacort AQ to over-the-counter.

08/14/2013

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How To Make Sure You Child With Allergies Is Safe At School

Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA by Dr. David Skoner of Allegheny General Hospital Director of Allergy and Immunology.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/13/2012

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Allergy Sufferers Face Long Season In Pittsburgh

Spring time is usually when the trees start to bud followed by a runny nose, an itchy throat and itchy eyes. All of these symptoms set in earlier this year due to the mild winter.

05/22/2012

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Researchers Develop Alternative To Shot For Grass Allergies

For people with severe allergies, shots are the best way to handle the seasonal misery of sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose. But who wants to get stuck with a needle, every week for 20 weeks with higher and higher doses of the allergy-causing substance?

03/13/2012

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Doctors Seeing More Adults Developing Allergies

We’ve all heard about kids developing allergies – but adults? Doctors are seeing it more and more: adults who were never allergic to anything suddenly developing them.

02/22/2012

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Asthma Expert Talks About Protecting Kids From “September Spike”

Ever heard of the “September Spike?” Every year, it happens around the third week of September. It’s when cases of asthma increase in local schools.

08/31/2011

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Wet Spring, Hot Summer Is Recipe For Allergies

The last few days of warmer weather have been a blessing for some and a curse for others. A wet spring and a hot start to summer has been the recipe for allergies for some people around the area.

06/01/2011

Allergy Season Hits Early

Could this be the worst Fall allergy season we’ve experienced in years? Larry and John talk to Dr David Skoner, Director of Allergies at Allegheny General Hospital, about how some people are already suffering this […]

09/01/2010

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