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Let's Talk: Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS
As caregiver for her son who was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome as an infant, Dr. Christina Mangurian also wears several other hats. She's a psychiatrist who delivers mental health services to patients and their families, a scientist who understands the healthcare system and a passionate advocate for improving care for all patients. Her experience with her son's bone marrow transplant in particular taught her impactful lessons about the needs parents have for compassion and emotional support when navigating the care and treatment of a sick child...
Just Breathe: Asthma Relief Is Possible
Spring is coming, but for now, cold weather and its associated illnesses still linger, causing the more than 26 million Americans who suffer from asthma an influx of incidents. Seasonal cold, dry air, in addition to the abundance of circulating sinus and upper respiratory infections, can be a troublesome mix for asthmatic lungs and increase asthma symptoms. In the U.S., the number of individuals diagnosed with this medical condition is growing, making it one of the nation's most common and costliest diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Reader: Why Aren't More Doctors Using DNA Next-Generation Sequencing to Control Infections?
Abbie: I spoke with one of our experts who believes, ultimately with education, there will be growth in utilization of this newer molecular technique. However, at this time, cultures are still the gold standard due to long-term usage with interpretable results and little controversy...
Meet the Staff
Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego
Terry O. Harville,
Medical Director Special Immunology Laboratory University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona
Co-founder of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology University of California, San Diego
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