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Anxiety may affect atopic patients’ wheal responses after stressor Allergic responses may be affected by anxiety and stress. Atopic patients with higher anxiety who were exposed to stress had more positive skin prick test (SPT) reactions to antigens for which they previously tested negative than subjects with less anxiety, according to a study in Annals [...]

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President’s Message

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to feature in this eNews a commentary by Talal M. Nsouli, MD, FACAAI (HN), former ACAAI Board of Regents member. He discusses the important role of allergists in determining the etiology of chronic cough and in managing this pesky medical problem, which often has multifactorial contributions to its expression. As [...]

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Association News

Fellows, you’re invited to select the Gold Headed Cane recipient Do you know which ACAAI Fellow has demonstrated the highest standards of scientific excellence and integrity? If so, now is the time to vote for ACAAI’s prestigious 2014 Gold Headed Cane Award. Peter Boggs, MD, FACAAI; Don Mitchell, MD, FACAAI; and Anthony Montanaro, MD, FACAAI, [...]

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News & Views

ABAI has a severely flawed educational theory You are afraid to say it; I am not. The ABAI has jumped the shark. For you millenniums, that’s a “Happy Days” reference, which is now used to mark the episode when a TV series has gone too far. In this case, while stretching a plot line, Fonzie [...]

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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. AMA president: Foundation of tradition required for future of change Virginia reproductive endocrinologist and OB-GYN Robert M. Wah, MD, assumed the AMA presidency [...]

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Fellows-in-Training

June 2014 Review Questions: Janeway’s Immunobiology 8th Edition by Kenneth Murphy Chapter 6 (pages 201–233): Antigen Presentation to T Lymphocytes — prepared by Erin Kempe, DO, The Ohio State University Hospital, and Monica Bhagat, MD, University of Pennsylvania Chapter 7 (pages 239– 271): Signaling Through Immune-System Receptors — prepared by Lorraine Anderson, MD, VA Greater [...]

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