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Archive | February, 2011

Buzz Kill: the Truth About “Caffeine Allergy”

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich Our editor informs me that the old rumor about caffeine allergy is alive and well out in Twitterland. Let me say as plainly as I know how: a reaction to caffeine, no matter how real, cannot be an allergy. An allergy is an immune response to proteins or protein components in […]

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S*******: Why Tip-Toe Around Steroids During Pregnancy?

By Dr. Larry Chiaramonte As I wrote not long ago, asthma is a major health problem for pregnant women. Yet, many asthmatic women risk their lives during pregnancy because they are afraid of the effects it will have on their baby. Unfortunately, their fears are augmented by faulty information. In the case of an otherwise-useful […]

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