• Can I Live a Normal Life With Asthma?

    Your asthma may get better or worse at different times. There may be periods when you have asthma symptoms, but in between you may be generally well, even for many years. Here are some things you can do to help keep your asthma under … Continue Reading…

    Can I Live a Normal Life With Asthma?
  • What Is Asthma?

    Asthma is a serious and ongoing disease that affects the airways of both adults and children. Airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. Asthma is a chronic, long-term disease with no cure, but there are treatments available to … Continue Reading…

    What Is Asthma?
  • Why Doesn’t Everyone Have Allergies?

    Allergies are caused by the immune system reacting to substances (or allergens) that would typically not trigger a reaction.  Allergies result from environmental factors and genetic predisposition.  If one parent is allergic, the risk of allergies in … Continue Reading…

    Why Doesn’t Everyone Have Allergies?
  • Seeking Help For Allergies

    Allergies are extremely common and affect millions of Americans.  Symptoms range from a stuffy nose and occasional sneeze to severe allergic reactions.  Allergies are also a common trigger for asthma attacks.  Patients with asthma experience chest … Continue Reading…

    Seeking Help For Allergies

Allergy Facts and Fiction


An allergy refers to an exaggerated reaction by our immune system in response to exposure to certain foreign substances. It is exaggerated because these foreign substances are usually seen by the body as harmless and no response occurs in nonallergic … [Read More...]

Asthma Risks and Triggers

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The following factors may increase the risk of developing asthma: having allergies, family history of asthma or allergies, being exposed to secondhand smoke, having upper respiratory infections as an infant, living in a large city, gender -- among … [Read More...]

Meet Dr Jacob Offenberger


Dr Jacob O. Offenberger, MD is board certified in Allergy & Immunology and has 33 years of experience. If you are still not sure what an Immunologist does, perhaps this definition will help. An immunologist deals with physiological functioning … [Read More...]

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