The Informed Health Participant


“ We talk glibly about Natures’ Laws

But do things really have a natural cause?

Blackened earth becoming yellow crocus,

 Is undiluted hocus-pocus!

~ Piet Hein    

Text Box: In This Issue
Did You Know…: Allergy Facts
Quid Nunc?: Allergy Home Management Strategies 
Considering:Determinants of Health II
Research Resource:  World Allergy Organization—WAO 
Know What You Use: H2 Antihistamines
Clinical Brief: Urticaria & Angioedema
Brain Gym: New Puzzlers & Answers to last month’s puzzles
* Check page 4 for definitions *
Text Box: Quid Nunc ?


Poppies, daffodils, tulips, lilacs; 

Robins, hummingbirds, sparrows, woodpeckers;

Trees, weeds, grasses and mold;

All partake in the pollen business, and help us to welcome Spring!


As beautiful as the flowers, the birds, the sounds, and the earthy aroma of spring can be, for some, this time of the year is troublesome.  Don’t despair, there are ways and means to manage your environmental allergy symptoms.        Enjoy!

Text Box: A Publication of Eylan Health 
Text Box:  April 2014 . Volume I . Issue III


¨ Avoid exposure to known allergens and triggers that worsen your symptoms.

¨ Protect yourself at home and at work.

¨ Do a pollen check before outdoor activity: Visit


¨ Know your medications and take “controller” and “reliever” medications as prescribed.

¨ Check out this month’s web resource “”

Text Box: Did You Know…….
Allergic Rhinitis (hayfever) affects about 7.8% of those over 18 in the U.S., and is often associated with asthma, conjunctivitis, and atopic dermatitis ?

Allergic Conjunctivitis is the most common form of ocular allergy?

Atopic Dermatitis (eczema) is frequently associated with allergic rhinitis, asthma and food allergies?

Approximately 40-50% in school aged kids worldwide is sensitive to one or more allergens?