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Allergy & Asthma Season: What You Should Know

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Learn how best to deal with allergy and asthma season.
Air Date: 4/7/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Albert Rizzo, MD
Albert RizzoAlbert A. Rizzo, M.D., is the American Lung Association's leading medical authority. Having served as the Chair of the Lung Association's National Board of Directors, Dr. Rizzo is the key medical advisor to the American Lung Association and a leading media spokesperson for the Association.

Dr. Rizzo is Chief of the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, and a member of Christiana Care Pulmonary Associates. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia, where he obtained his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Rizzo received his specialty training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians and a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

His out-patient practice covers general pulmonary and sleep medicine disorders and includes a strong interest in asthma, COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, lung cancer and obstructive sleep apnea.
Allergy & Asthma Season: What You Should Know
Spring is in the air, along with plenty of common allergens.

Pollen from the blooming plants, dust from cleaning, and dander from pets shedding winter coats can all trigger allergies. If you have asthma, this time of year is the worst. Some people experience inflammation of the respiratory system from allergens, known as allergy-induced asthma.

How can you successfully navigate allergy and asthma season?

Listen in as Dr. Albert Rizzo shares how to deal with allergies and asthma, despite seasonal triggers.

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