Omicron infection can greatly boost immunity in vaccinated people

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) Recent preliminary research may offer some consolation to the many vaccinated Americans who came across Omicron last winter. Two studies show that vaccinated people who caught the variant developed a strong and varied immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in general – more than people who were vaccinated and boosted, … Read more

Allergies or COVID? The Louisville doctor explains the symptoms to watch out for News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Spring is allergy season in Kentucky, but with the rise of COVID-19, how do you know if you’re sick or just need an antihistamine? Experts from Family Allergy & Asthma in Louisville said allergies are hitting some people hard right now. How long this congestion and sneezing can last depends on … Read more

How to find out if your symptoms are bad enough to visit an allergist

Photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So sneeze and rub your eyes this allergy season. Who is not? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage our symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies, such as spending less time outdoors on high-pollen days. But when are allergies bad enough that you need to see a … Read more

Why the allergy season is getting longer

Photo: sruilk (Shutterstock) If allergy season seems to be getting worse every year, you probably can’t imagine it. Scientists studying the time and movement of pollen have found that allergies are indeed seasons have it gets longer and potentially heavier. A good read on the subject is this piece of Conversation, which gives a legible … Read more