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Two Allergy & Epinephrine Bills Passed!

Two Allergy & Epinephrine Bills Passed!

The 85th Texas Legislature has wrapped up, and we are happy to see two bills that Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parekh personally went to the Capitol to advocate for have passed! SB579: This bill is similar to SB66 which passed two years ago for public schools. It allows private schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors for…

We now offer OIT to our patients!

We now offer OIT to our patients!

Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parekh of Austin Family Allergy & Asthma are very pleased to announce that we are now offering oral immunotherapy (OIT) to our peanut allergic patients. OIT is a new and exciting treatment option for those battling food allergies. Current management of food allergies involves careful, strict avoidance of the allergic food,…

Allergies and academic performance

Allergies and academic performance

A recent New York Times article discussed the link between allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and cognitive performance. I am so happy to see this issue get more public attention. For several years now, I’ve been telling my patients that an unexpected (but very welcome benefit!) from getting really your allergies under control, will be a…

2017 Food Allergy Awareness Week

2017 Food Allergy Awareness Week

Watch Dr. Lieberman on KVUE discussing Food Allergy Awareness Week, as well as the status of several bills related to access to epinephrine auto-injectors in schools that are currently pending in the Texas Legislature. You can watch the video on KVUE’s website.

Dr. Parekh advocates for more epinephrine access

Dr. Parekh advocates for more epinephrine access

Dr. Hetu Parekh spent the day at the Texas State Capitol with Dr. Louise Bethea, President of the Texas Allergy, Asthma & Immunology society, to support and advocate for various Senate and House Bills to expand access to stock epinephrine auto-injectors in day cares, private schools, and public colleges and universities. Also on the agenda…