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Asthmatic patients may be prone to bone loss Asthma sufferers are at an increased risk for bone loss, according to a study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Researchers in Seoul, South Korea, examined 7,034 patients to determine if airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) or asthma is associated with significant changes in bone mineral density [...]

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President’s Message

Is concierge medicine right for the practicing allergist/immunologist? The current challenges offered by the new health care paradigm have made concierge medicine (also referred to as boutique medicine, direct-pay model of care and retainer-based care) attractive to a growing number of physicians. This is partly due to glowing reports by many physicians who have delved [...]

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Association News

Advance your expertise and practice by attending the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting Are you looking to broaden your expertise? Enhance your practice management skills?  Improve patient care? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, mark your calendar for Nov. 6-10 and plan to attend the 2014 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta. The [...]

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AMA Corner

Welcome to the AMA Corner managed and prepared by Alnoor A. Malick, MD, FACAAI, Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, to keep you abreast of important AMA news and developments impacting allergy-immunology. Why permanent SGR repeal lost to another temporary patch Medicare payments will not be hit with the 24 percent cut that was [...]

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JCAAI Corner

A message from JCAAI President Richard Honsinger, MD, MACP, FACAAI Battle to change SGR formula delayed, not forgotten The JCAAI has been actively representing your interests in Washington for more than 30 years! We are disappointed that the SGR Medicare payment formula issue was not resolved, but at least another fee reduction in Medicare reimbursement [...]

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Fellows-in-Training

Questions? Contact your national FIT representative Board Review Corner Welcome to the Board Review Corner prepared by Drs. Monica Bhagat and Andrew Nickels, senior and junior representatives of ACAAI’s fellows-in-training (FITs) to the Board of Regents. The Board Review Corner is an opportunity to help hone your Board preparedness. To refer to a previous Board Review [...]

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