Dr. Robert L. Silge, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.

    "We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears to offer relief to people with chronic hives who haven't been helped by standard medications, new research suggests.

    The prescription drug -- omalizumab (Xolair) -- is already...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that scientists hope will relieve the debilitating itching of chronic eczema has shown promising results in early trials.

    Dupilumab, which is injected, interferes with the activity of two key proteins that play a critical role in the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports.

    The drug, quilizumab, targets the blood cells that pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and other caregivers of children who are allergic to milk and eggs have higher anxiety and stress levels than those whose children are allergic to peanuts, researchers report.

    That finding even surprised the authors of the study publishe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some popular over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

    The products contain the active ingredients benzoyl peroxid...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration announced plans Monday that would require the United States to cut power plant emissions that many scientists blame for global warming by 30 percent by 2030.

    It's a move that would substantially improve the health of millio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements do little to help control asthma, a new study found, although they might help cut the level of medication some patients need.

    "Previous studies suggested that if you have asthma and low levels of vit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summertime ozone air pollution levels in the United States could rise 70 percent by 2050 due to climate change, according to a new study.

    That means that nearly all regions of the continental U.S. will have at least a fe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may have survived the worst this winter's polar vortex had to throw at you, but if you suffer from allergies, better brace yourself for its sibling -- the "pollen vortex."

    Allergy experts say that the long, cold w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ragwitek has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat allergy to short ragweed among adults aged 18 to 65.

    The once-daily tablet contains an extract from short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) pollen, the agency said in a ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may trigger symptom flare-ups in people with seasonal allergies, a new study suggests.

    Researchers followed 179 people with hay fever for 12 weeks, and found that 39 percent of them had more than one flare-up. Th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A novel treatment for the hay fever that plagues millions of Americans every fall was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The first hay fever pill to be placed under the tongue once a day, Ragwitek can be taken by adults...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nonwhite Americans are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide air pollution than whites, a new study shows.

    Nitrogen dioxide comes from sources such as power plants and car exhausts, and this type of air pollution is associated...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For allergy sufferers, spring cleaning does more than make their home look nice -- it can help prevent allergy symptoms.

    "Thoroughly cleaning your home can help eliminate allergens and keep new ones from easily entering...Full Article