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MedPage Reviews Dr. Steinberg’s Friendly Base Deficit Calculator App

Aug. 13 - MedPage Today provides a review of the Friendly Base Deficit Calculator app developed by Dr. Joshua Steinberg (Medicine & Pediatrics – Allergy & Immunology). The app was developed through MCW’s Mobile App Challenge. IMedicalApps

Dr. Grayson Cautions Asthma Patients to Stay Indoors as Wisconsin Experiences Pollution

July 14 - Dr. Mitchell Grayson (Pediatrics – Asthma, Allergy & Clinical Immunology) tells WTMJ-AM that patients with asthma and lung problems should stay indoors and avoid exertion while Wisconsin experiences air pollution caused by Canadian wildfires. WTMJ

Dr. Grayson Provides Advice to Allergy & Asthma Patients Traveling Abroad

June 15 - In a Wall Street Journal article, Dr. Mitchell Grayson (Pediatrics – Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) advises allergy and asthma patients traveling out of the country to make sure that air conditioner filters are cleaned according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Wall Street Journal

MCW allergist featured in Wall Street Journal article

June 9 - Mitchell Grayson, MD, professor of asthma, allergy and immunology, was interviewed for an article in the Wall Street Journal. The article explored allergies and air pollution, and how traveling overseas might exacerbate existing allergies. Wall Street Journal

Dr. Zafra Discusses Clinical Trials Available for Patients with Lung Disorders

June 4 - In an interview with Fox-TV/Channel 6, Dr. Heidi Zafra (Pediatrics – Allergy, Asthma & Immunology) discusses clinical trials available for patients with lung disorders. She was participating in the American Lung Association’s first Lung Expo in Milwaukee. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Gimenez Discusses Allergies

May 13 - Dr. Leslie Gimenez tells Fox-TV/Channel 6 that many patients who have recurring colds may have allergies. She adds that allergies can first present when people are young adults. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Grayson Says Few People are Allergic to Pollen from Flowering Plants

May 13 - Dr. Mitchell Grayson (Pediatrics – Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology) tells Slate that a very small number of people are allergic to pollen from flowering plants. Slate

Why eating local honey won’t cure your allergies

May 6 - Mitchell Grayson, MD, associate professor of allergy, asthma and immunology, debunks the myth that eating honey can cure some allergies. Dr. Grayson was featured in a story in Slate magazine. Slate

Dr. Grayson Discovers Protein Linked to Development of Post Viral Infection Asthma

Apr. 28 - Dr. Mitchell Grayson (Pediatrics – Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology) is lead investigator of a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that reports of the discovery of a protein (called CCL28) linked to the development of post viral infection asthma. HCPLive

Dr. Routes Provides Expert Comment on “Bubble Boy Disease”

Mar. 27 - Dr. John Routes provides expert comment to Today Health on severe combined immunodeficiency, also known as “bubble boy disease.” The disorder occurs in approximately 1 in 50,000 live births. Today

"Bubble boy" asks supporters to #WearYellow

Mar. 19 - A five-year old British boy with severe combined immune deficiency is asking supporters to wear yellow the day he has a bone marrow transplant. Today

Dr. Chiu Discusses Winter Allergies

Feb. 26 - In an interview with WTMJ-AM, Dr. Asriani Chiu said that winter-time sniffles may be allergies, not viruses. Indoor allergens like dust mites, indoor mold and pet dander contribute to winter allergies. WTMJ 620

Drs. Volkman and Grayson Identify Protein Linked to Post-Viral Infection Asthma

Feb. 23 - Brian Volkman, PhD and Dr. Mitchell Grayson co-authored a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that identified a protein that is linked to the development of post-viral infection asthma. The discovery is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma therapy designed to prevent development of post-viral asthma in young children. Medical Xpress

Protein linked to development of asthma

Feb. 20 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have linked a specific protein to the development of post-viral infection asthma, which is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma therapy designed to prevent development of post-viral asthma in young children.

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