Archive for the ‘Asthma’ Category

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month 2024

Every May, a spotlight shines on two common yet often misunderstood conditions: allergies and asthma. Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month is an opportunity to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers, and other people about allergic diseases. As we take a look at this important observance, let’s explore the key aspects of allergy and asthma conditions along […]

Springtime Pollen Release Earlier This Year

So far in 2024, the start of springtime activity has been up to three weeks ahead of schedule in the U.S. Springtime pollen release is heavily shaped by winter and spring temperatures. Plants must be exposed to sufficient warmth to emerge from dormancy, open their flowers, and release pollen. On average, plants release pollen about […]

Make The Christmas Holidays Enjoyable And Asthma-friendly

During the Christmas holiday season the air is filled with joy and excitement. However, for those with asthma, the holiday season can also bring challenges, with triggers such as cold weather, indoor allergens, and stress potentially impacting respiratory health. Winter Wonderland Precautions The winter chill can be a double-edged sword for individuals with asthma. Cold […]

Navigating Back to School with Asthma

As the back-to-school season approaches, it brings with it a mix of excitement and challenges for students, parents, and educators alike. For students with asthma, this time of year can be particularly daunting. However, with proper planning, education, and support, going back to school with asthma can be a smooth and successful experience. Here are […]

More Severe Spring Allergy Season Than Usual – Dr. Marie Fitzgerald with CBS 11

Dr. Marie Fitzgerald recently discussed with Caroline Vandergriff CBS 11 the potential for spring allergy season to be more severe this year. I would say this April is worse than usual. Originally, you might think well this is going to kill the pollen for the year – wouldn’t that been nice if that had happened […]


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Asthma and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is scary for all people, but for those with asthma there is great fear that they will have a worse outcome or be more likely to get the virus that causes COVID-19. It is important to know that currently there is no evidence of increased infection rates in those with asthma. And […]

Vote Best of Denton County 2019

Cast your vote now for Dr. Mary Hudelson, Best Allergist and Family Allergy & Asthma Care, Best Allergy Center in Denton County! Voting ends August 21. VOTE NOW! Best of Denton County is an annual award that is given to community nominated and voted businesses within Denton County. With over 450 business categories awarded and […]

Compassion Matters

I picked up a new book at the bookstore last month because the title caught my eye – Compassionomics – The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference.   My personality lends itself to an internal response of – “Well, duh!  That’s a no brainer!”   But my internal scientist was curious!   I’d like to see […]

Is Asthma Affecting Your Child’s Attendance?

If asthma is affecting your child’s school attendance, our board-certified allergists and staff can provide a personal plan to find relief. “Asthma is the most common chronic illness in childhood, accounting for 13.8 million missed school days each year,” says allergist Todd Mahr, MD, ACAAI president.