Dr. Robert L. Silge, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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  • 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

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Oralair has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first under-the-tongue treatment for certain grass allergies.

    The tablet contains freeze-dried pollen extracts of five grasses: Kentucky Blue Grass, Orchard, Perennial R...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever caused by certain grass pollens.

    Oralair is the first under-the-tongue allergen extract appr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large U.S. study suggests environmental pollution might be contributing to autism risk, although the specific culprit toxins remain unknown.

    Researchers analyzed medical records and found a correlation between U.S. counties' autism rates and ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wherever you live in the United States, allergy rates are mostly the same, but young children in southern states are more likely to suffer allergies than their peers in other places.

    That's the finding of a government study that looked at blood-te...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds.

    About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fibromyalgia, the researcher...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common infections, such as a cold or chickenpox, may increase the risk of stroke in children, according to several new studies.

    The good news is that stroke in children is still quite rare, and one of the studies found that childhood vaccines ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The case of a Texas woman who died after becoming infected in New Mexico with the mosquito-borne dengue virus highlights a need for U.S. doctors to recognize the disease early, experts say.

    Dengue fever is an excruciating and sometimes fatal ill...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- State inaction and tobacco industry tactics are slowing tobacco control efforts in the United States, a new report from the American Lung Association finds.

    "We are faced with a deep-pocketed, ever-evolving tobacco industry that's determined ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The words "Made in China" are synonymous with inexpensive electronics and housewares purchased in the United States. But a consequence of Americans' buying habits is air pollution that's also made in China, researchers say.

    Much of the air pollut...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home or in the car are more likely to return to the hospital within 12 months of hospitalization for asthma, a new study finds.

    The researchers said tests of tobacco exposure have ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Like "Turn out the lights" and "Don't slam the door," being told to "Wash your hands" is one of those universal instructions children hear every day.

    But it's more than that.

    Hand washing has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to st...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants with fewer types of intestinal bacteria are at increased risk for developing asthma, a small new study suggests.

    Researchers assessed the varieties of gut bacteria in 47 infants and then followed them until they were 7 years old. At that a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research in mice suggests that a molecule linked to clogged arteries might activate the immune system to the point where it harms the body.

    The findings may explain why clogged arteries, a condition called atherosclerosis, have been tied to a...Full Article