Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sinusitis and Allergies: What You Need to Know Living in Atlanta

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. While much of the tree pollen has come and gone, the sniffling and sneezing associated with grass pollen is just getting underway. Those suffering from grass pollen will continue battling their allergies from May through the summer months. Seasonal allergens can also trigger sinus attacks or sinusitis.

Emory experts will host a free seminar for the community called “Sinusitis and Allergies – What You Need to Know Living in Atlanta” on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Emory University Hospital Midtown. This is an opportunity for allergy and sinus sufferers to hear about the latest treatments, therapies and research, as well as to ask the physicians questions on the topics.

“This seminar will give participants a chance to learn more about the nose and sinuses, conditions commonly experienced, as well as environmental and food allergies and their treatments,” says John DelGaudio, MD, director of the Emory Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center. “Participants will also hear about the latest ideas about these conditions.”

While Atlanta is known for its desirable spring and summer months, it comes with side effects for many.

“This is the time of the year when we see patients feeling the effects of the pollen and mold season,” says C. Sekhar Ghosh, MD, private practice internist at Emory University Hospital Midtown. “Patients come to our office for first-line treatment related to their seasonal allergies, sinusitis and asthma attacks. Over the counter remedies work for some, but others may need more intervention.”

Join us as four experts in the field talk sneezing, sniffling and stuffy nose. Details are below:

WHAT: Sinusitis and Allergies - What You Need to Know Living in
Atlanta Seminar
WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2009, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Emory University Hospital Midtown
Glenn Auditorium
550 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, Ga., 30308
COST: Free. Call Emory HealthConnection to 404-778-2000 to register.
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