Dr. Robert L. Silge, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When choosing a Valentine's Day present for your sweetheart, make sure it won't trigger an allergic reaction.

    "Chocolates and flowers are lovely, but not if they cause an allergic response," Dr. James Sublett, president of the American College of ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans should test their homes for a naturally occurring radioactive gas called radon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.

    "Many people don't realize that radon is the second cause of lung cancer after smoking," EPA Administrator Gi...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Environment plays a larger role than genes in shaping people's immune systems, a new study suggests.

    Researchers compared 78 pairs of identical twins -- who are nearly genetically the same -- and 27 pairs of nonidentical twins, who have about 50...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Jan. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although many people enjoy gathering around a fire during cold winter months, fires that aren't built properly can affect air quality and people's health, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    Smoke...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution in Mecca rises sharply each year when millions of Muslims make the annual holy pilgrimage (hajj) to the Saudi Arabian city, a new study shows.

    "Hajj is like nothing else on the planet. You have 3 to 4 milli...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control, an early study suggests.

    Scientists had known that the immune cells may help ward off obesity in mice. The new findings are the first to suggest the same is true in humans, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study.

    Researchers tested the lung function of 620 children in Spain when they were 4 years old. The...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy.

    Over a little more than a decade, nearly 60 perce...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have pinpointed a molecule that may trigger potentially life-threatening asthma attacks brought on by colds.

    The researchers say this finding could offer a target for new drugs to be developed to treat these attacks.

    Most asth...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first blood test to detect five strains of yeast that cause rare blood infections in people with weakened immune systems has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The five types of yeast pathogen detected by the T2Candida t...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people become more physically vulnerable during bereavement, new research shows.

    That's because the balance of stress hormones during bereavement changes with age, British researchers say. As a result, older people who are grieving are mo...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new study finds.

    COPD patient...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon -- the fine particle air pollution from traffic -- may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Although the research doesn...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few students with asthma and food allergies have emergency plans in place at school, which can leave the schools inadequately prepared in a health crisis, a new survey finds.

    Just half of students with food allergies and only one in four kids...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to air pollution can vary sharply by the ethnic or racial makeup of a community, according to a large, multistate study.

    The data showed that people living in Hispanic neighborhoods are exposed to more air pollution than those living i...Full Article