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Study: Asthma, allergy patients misusing medical devices Among metered-dose inhaler users enrolled in a small study, 93 percent missed at least one step and 63 percent missed three or more steps during use, according to a letter in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The step most often missed was exhaling to functional residual capacity [...]

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President’s Message

After all it’s our middle name … It says it right there … the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Because the practicing allergists/immunologists treat a multitude of disease states that are the result of immunologic dysfunction, we are challenged to get the word out to our referring doctors and the public that asthma [...]

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Association News

Submit your questions for upcoming HOD Current Aspects of SLIT webinar Buoyed by a wave of enthusiasm and interest, the ACAAI House of Delegates (HOD) has planned its second live webinar, “Current Aspects of SLIT.” The webinar, presented by Harold Nelson, MD, FACAAI, and Ira Finegold, MD, FACAAI, will take place at 8 p.m. Eastern [...]

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News and Views

What to give your patients for Christmas What do you get for the patient who has everything? It’s almost as hard as finding something for your spouse. They know you love them, but they still want some tangible evidence of caring. How about food? Nah, they’ll trash your waiting room and it’s just your luck [...]

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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. Code of Medical Ethics undergoing update: Comment through Jan. 15 The 167-year-old AMA Code of Medical Ethics is in the final stages [...]

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JCAAI Corner

Medicare participation options for 2015 Attention all allergists: We have until Jan. 1 to change our Medicare participation options for next year. The below summarizes a letter sent to all JCAAI members that includes the things you need to know when considering whether to change your Medicare participation status. Payment Update for 2015: The conversion [...]

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Fellows-in-Training

December 2014:2014 Year in Review: See all of this year’s Board Review Questions from Janeway’s Immunobiology 8th Edition by Kenneth Murphy http://college.acaai.org/members/member-homepage/Pages/FIT-Corner-Questions.aspx

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